More renters now view moving as a stressful and expensive time. Hiring professionals can definitely ease the stress generated by moving, but it does come at a cost: 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. Your move can be cost-efficient if you choose to donate or sell any unwanted personal items, furniture, or other belongings.
Ready to start packing? First, 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. Local vendors tend to have a couple of empty boxes lying around. Ask around if any of them are willing to give some 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.
Also, one method to save some money on your next move is to pack your own boxes. There are a lot of professional movers out there who would gladly offer their packing services, but it comes 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.
Should you hire a professional mover in Rolesville, there are other ways to help trim those costs. 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. Before you hire, get estimates from multiple moving companies to see which one will save you the most money without compromising the quality of service.
It is a mistake to assume that all professional movers are the same. Some are definitely a better value than others. A few of these professional movers offer transport-only options. Assuming that you do not want to drive a rental truck by yourself when moving to a new state, availing of the transport-only option can be a great way to avoid paying for a full-service moving company while still getting the help that you need.
Instead of paying for moving services, why not ask your friends and family for help when moving day arrives? This helps cut costs, and can even turn a stressful day into a fun one! Of course, consider the possibility that people might not show up to help. When you can’t find volunteers, there is always the option to hire hourly helpers. 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.
Lastly, if the move is related to your job, best to inquire if there is a chance of getting reimbursed for moving costs. Some employers will pay some or all of an employee’s costs, especially if the move is long-distance. Of course, before you move you should get all the needed details from your employer. Be ready to collect and save all of the necessary receipts before presenting them. 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. Carefully organizing your next move can greatly reduce your costs.
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