Moving On a Budget




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Moving doesn’t have to break your bank. A bit of planning and assistance goes a long way. Whether moving across town or across the country, you can slash costs by finding cheap alternatives and tying up loose ends early. Try these easy tricks to save money on your move:

Get Free Boxes

Ask friends, family, and coworkers if they have any boxes they can spare. Post on Facebook to reach as many people as you can at once. Liquor stores typically have sturdy boxes they are willing to give away if you ask. Grocery stores also usually have discarded boxes in the back.

Shut Off Early

Turn off non-essential utilities like cable and telephone early if the billing cycle doesn’t match up to your moving date. This prevents you from having to pay for time that you are not using them.

Pack Lightly

Take only what you need and sell or donate the rest. You will have less stuff to transport, which will save you money whether you are using a moving service or doing it on your own. If you sell what you aren’t taking, you even make some extra cash.

Borrow a Truck

If you do not own a truck, make an effort to borrow before going to rent one. As with boxes, ask friends, family, and coworkers if they have a truck they are willing to lend you. They may also offer to assist you with your move and drive the truck. 

These tips are simple yet effective. Not only do you get to minimize your moving cost, but have less clutter in your new home.

 

By: Alecia Stanton




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