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6 Tips for Saving Money on Your Next Move

Lebanon Tenants Moving into Their New Rental HomeOne of the unavoidable parts of being a Lebanon renter is that you will need to move house sooner or later. Also, moving is not only time-consuming but expensive, mainly if you are moving far away or need to hire people to help you. The good news is that there are methods that you can do to save money during your move to help keep those costs down. These money-saving tips might make your next relocation a bit more affordable with a little additional planning and some insider know-how.

1. Donate, Toss, or Sell Unwanted Items

One of the practical techniques to make your next move faster and less expensive is by decreasing the amount of stuff you want to bring with you. This is particularly the case if you are moving a long distance but can be just as much of a money-saver even if you are only moving a few miles away. One day, go through your belongings and finalize what to donate, throw out, or sell. You should also sell items you no longer want or need at a yard sale. This can both lighten the load and put some extra cash in your pocket all at once.

2. Plan Ahead

If possible, begin planning your move as early as possible. Waiting to try and schedule a moving truck or helpers at the last minute will probably cost you more as your options will be limited. You can also start planning your move by creating a system for packing each room. Rarely utilized items can be packed months ahead of a move, and all boxes must be clearly labeled according to contents and which room they go in. All you can do to speed up your move can most likely save you money on moving day.

3. Start Gathering Supplies ASAP

One more technique to save money during a move is finding and utilizing free packing material as much as you can. However, gathering free packing supplies can take too long, so it is recommended to start collecting boxes and other supplies as soon as possible. Check local classifieds for individuals discarding moving boxes, or check if local stores have any that they would let you have.

4. Move During the Week

Preferably, plan your move for a day or season outside of peak demand. For example, hiring a moving company for a weekend or during the summer will cost more as demand is high. On the other side, the same movers may quote you a lower rate for moving on a weekday or during the off-season. This might be true if you decide to rent a truck and do it yourself. Although it’s not always possible to choose your moving date, it can save you a lot of money if you have that option.

5. Hire the Right Movers

Assuming you need to hire movers to help you, it is imperative to shop around and compare rates. There is no set fee for moving, and even moving companies who appear to be providing the same services can charge totally different rates. Yet, the cheapest option isn’t the best at all times, either. Remember to analyze the company’s customer reviews online and ask for recommendations from friends and neighbors.

Employing a quality mover is an excellent way to save money as their staff should be well-trained and efficient. Unscrupulous movers may dangle a great rate and then charge by the hour and drag out the move much longer than it would take for others. To prevent the probability of being exploited this way, ask about fixed-rate options.

6. Divide and Conquer

You can make the most of the movers you hire if you are well-prepared and organized on moving day itself. Suppose you are moving to a new place nearby, attempt to move as many of the boxes and small items yourself as you can. It only makes sense: if your movers only need to focus on moving your furniture, the move will take less time and probably cost less, too.

The more time the movers spend on packing, loading, and unloading your things, the more likely you’ll be spending far more than you wanted to on your move. So have everything boxed and ready to go before the movers arrive!

 

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