Renters, by and large, believe moving can be a stressful and expensive time. Hiring professionals can definitely be an option when it comes to decreasing the workload when moving, but it also comes with a high price tag– maybe even thousands of dollars. The good news is that there is a lot you can do to reduce your moving costs and still get the help you need. Moving to your next single-family rental home doesn’t have to be too costly. Follow these steps and you’ll be on your way in no time.
First of all, don’t bring too many things along with you. Keep it minimal. That’s one way of keeping your move more affordable. Donate or sell unwanted personal items, furniture, or other belongings. This will definitely make your move less costly.
Once you are prepared to start packing, look for places where you can get boxes and other moving supplies for free. Buying brand new moving boxes can put a large dent in your wallet, so it’s worth taking the time to look around first. Scout your area for stores that might have extra empty boxes that they’re not using. They might sell it for cheap or even give it away. Also, check your local online ads or ask your friends and neighbors. You may be able to find someone who has a stack of boxes they’d happily be rid of.
Pack your boxes yourself! This is another sure way of saving some money on your next move. You can avail of many packing services offered by professional movers, but they all come at a price. Towels, blankets, personal effects — grab a box and fill it up. No need to get billed by the hour for a service you can do yourself.
Of course, there are other ways to trim down your costs should you choose to hire a professional mover in Sugar Hill. Try to choose a date and time for your move that is off-season or less in demand. Prices in many places are a bit cheaper between September and May and on weekdays. Save more money by doing your research. Get estimates from multiple moving companies before hiring one.
It is a mistake to assume that all professional movers are the same. Some are definitely a better value than others. While professional movers usually offer multiple services, some of them have transport-only options. In the case that you are moving to a new state and driving a rental truck by yourself is not an option, this can be a great way to avoid paying for a full-service moving company while still getting the help that you need.
You don’t have to bear the heavy burden of moving all by yourself when the day to move finally comes. Have friends and family over and ask for their help. In doing so, you’re not only relieving yourself of stress but also cutting down on costs. However, consider hiring hourly helpers if there simply aren’t enough volunteers available to help. Especially if you are planning to rent and pack your own moving truck, this can be a great way to keep moving expenses to a minimum.
Finally, if your relocation is due to work, you can ask your company if there is a possibility of reimbursement for moving costs. Some employers will pay some or all of an employee’s costs, especially if the move is long-distance. Prior to moving, inquire with your employer. Save all of your receipts and have them ready to be presented, just in case. In some cases, you may also be able to deduct part of your moving expenses on your federal income tax return. But don’t assume that this is the case. It is important to speak to a tax advisor to understand whether this deduction applies to you. A little diligence and preparation can go a long way to saving you a lot of money and trouble for your next move.
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