Let’s be honest, moving isn’t easy and it’s certainly not cheap. Whether it’s a local move, across the state, or across state lines-the cost of moving can add up quickly. The good news, we have a few tips that could help you save money.
Downsize before the movers arrive
Why pay movers (and maybe packers) to move furniture and belongings that you’re just going to part with on the other end? By decluttering/purging your house of unwanted, unused, or unnecessary items before your move, you reduce the size and scope of your move which cuts costs.
Schedule your moving day on a weekday
If you’re able, schedule your move on a weekday rather than a weekend. Since weekends are super busy for movers, they may give you a break if you are willing to move on a Wednesday or any other weekday.
Move out of season
According to industry experts, April through September is when most moving companies are out straight. If you can wait to move when you hear neighbors shouting “Roll Tide” or “War Eagle” your bank account may thank you. Of course, you may not have the luxury of holding off, but if you can wait to move during the industry’s off-season, you may get a better deal.
Take stock of what you have before you buy moving supplies
You might be surprised to find that you have several items around your house that could double for moving supplies. For example, blankets, sheets, towels, and other linens are a zero-expense swap for bubble wrap, clothes can be packed in suitcases instead of moving boxes, and stuffed animals can be “stuffed” into garbage bags (just make sure you mark them so they don’t get tossed). You may end up having to buy moving boxes and tape in the long run but before you spend your hard-earned money, look around your home for substitutions before you head out to the store.
Finally, hiring movers might be the best option
This one might come as a surprise but when you hire movers instead of relying on friends and their trucks or renting a moving truck and recruiting your own moving team, you’ll probably find it worth every penny in the long run. You won’t have to worry about feeding a crew and you certainly won’t have to be afraid of damages occurring to your belongings, and you can count on the move being completed in a shorter period of time when you have professionals on the job.
Greater Birmingham & Huntsville Moving Pros
Changing Spaces Moving, Inc., has been helping families and businesses move since 2003 and offers full-service moving solutions in Pelham, Vestavia Hills, and Madison as well as throughout the Greater Birmingham and Huntsville metros. Locally owned and family-operated, we are local and long-distance moving specialists who are passionate about what we do. If you’ve decided you’d like help moving, please give us a call or simply request a free moving quote here.