Have A Tight Moving Budget? Follow These Money-Saving Tips

Posted on: 1 July 2019

Do you have a big move coming up in the future, but you decided that you want to hire professional movers to take care of all the heavy lifting? If so, the cost of the moving bill may not be within your budget. Thankfully, there are ways to cut down on your moving costs to make professional movers more affordable. Follow these tips to ensure that you are not paying more than you have to.

See If Flexibility Can Save Money

Do you need to be out of your current place on a specific day, or do you have some flexibility around when you can move? If it's the latter, make sure to let your moving company know. While popular dates always fall around weekends, the beginning of the month, and the end of the month, it's possible that you can save money by selecting a day where your movers have an opening in their schedule. Moving on a Tuesday may end up being more affordable than a competitive day, such as if the end of the month falls on a weekend.

Pack Everything Yourself

While full-service movers can handle all of the packing of your belongings, this is definitely something that costs extra. You can save quite a bit by doing the packing on your own. The good news is that you can take your time doing your own packing leading up to your big moving day. One thing to keep in mind is that you may not qualify for moving insurance if you do your own packing since some movers require that they pack your belongings to make sure it is done correctly.

Have Everything Ready The Day Before

Don't expect to squeeze in the remaining packing on the day of your move. Chances are high that you will be running late and you'll end up with movers waiting on you to pack up those final boxes. Make it a goal to have everything packed by the day before the move so that all your movers need to do is the heavy lifting.

Help Out On Your Moving Day

It is common for local movers to charge by the hour, which means you are billed for as long as it takes to complete the move. If you want to speed things up, ask if you can help with moving boxes. As long as you are not in the way, an extra set of hands can help reduce how many hours are spent moving your belongings.

For more information, contact a local moving service.