Tricks Of The Trade On Saving Money With DIY Moving
If you've ever moved before in your life or known someone who has moved, then you're probably well aware of the costs that can be incurred during said moved. In fact, it’s normally the expense of moving that pushes people towards the DIY moving over other types of options. By doing it yourself you cut out the added expense of paying movers to do the exact same job. But, what you might not know is that by following a few simple tricks of the trade you could save even more money on a DIY move. While at the same time actually enjoying it. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, in this article we will lay out these tricks of the trade to help make your move a little bit sweeter.
The first trick is to ask questions and get recommendations. If you know someone who has recently done a DIY move to go and ask them questions about their experience. Find out which moving container company they used and ask them about their performance. See if they would recommend you using them, or if they think you should look elsewhere. Paying slightly more for a trustworthy moving container company might end up saving you hundreds of dollars on broken or damaged items caused by inexperienced or inexpensive moving companies.
Trick number two, don't buy shipping containers, find them. Yes, shipping boxes are not that expensive on their own. But when you think about how many you actually have to use that expense can quickly add up. So instead, go to your local department stores and grocery stores and ask them if they have any empty shipping boxes that you can use. Often times they are grateful for you to take them off their hands.
Trick number three, moved during the week. The reason you can save money by moving during the week is simply because of gas prices. Gas prices will go up during weekends. So by moving during the week you can normally catch gas at a lower price. Not only that but moving companies often charge lower rates during the week if you're looking for some professional help with your move.
Trick number four, get rid of junk and clutter. This not only will eliminate extra space but it will also help cut down on the amount of shipping boxes you will need. Plus, you have the added bonus of not taking things with you that you'll never use in your new home.
Trick number five, where the cost of buying new versus the cost of moving. Sometimes it is axing more practical to purchase new items when you move to your new home rather than transporting. These types of items can include refrigerated items, perishable items like potted plants, or other items that are old enough you could replace.
Trick number six, don’t sweat the small stuff. If you just moving across town than it may make more sense to load up your car or van with his many small moving boxes as you can fit. This will allow you to rent a smaller moving track to just transport the larger items. Which will help cut your costs.
Moving doesn't have to be a stressful or expensive as most people think. By following these simple tricks of the trade, you can simplify your moving process while at the same time relieving the stress on your wallet. Happy moving!