Planning a move and trying to keep costs down? If you get a little clever, there are some surprisingly simple ways you can stick to a modest budget without going crazy from stress. Here are our tips!
1.) Salvage and upcycle as many free boxes as you can. You’ll have good luck at your local liquor store, grocery store, or recycling center. You could also use online resources like Nextdoor.com, Facebook Marketplace, and other social media platforms to ask friends and neighbors if they have any cardboard boxes they’re getting rid of.
2.) If you can’t find big enough boxes or specialty protective materials for free, check out UBoxes.com or UsedCardboardBoxes.com for discounted pricing.
3.) Do the packing yourself. Hiring a professional moving company to help you with packing is certainly a wonderful convenience, but it may not be a completely necessary expense if your budget is running thin.
4.) Move during off-peak season. Demand for moving companies spikes from May through August, so—if possible—try to schedule your move between September and April. This will give you access to lower moving company rates.
5.) Get rid of all that unwanted junk before you pack up. Go through your closets and shelves and donate clothes, books, DVDs, games, and other items you no longer use. Toss out any furniture and electronics that are broken or worn-out beyond repair. By minimizing how much stuff you have to pack, you’ll keep the total weight of your move down—which results in lower moving costs from your hired movers.
6.) Are you relocating for work? Save your receipts! If your move is career related, you may be able to deduct these moving expenses from your federal income taxes using IRS Form 3903.
Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t also point out that hiring Chase Moving and Storage will save you bundles! Our moving services come with budget-friendly, upfront pricing, and we’re always happy to work with our clients on an affordable solution to their moving needs.
Whether you’re moving from one neighborhood of Burlington to the other, or your job is transferring you across the country, we’re the local movers you can trust for dependable moving services and honest prices. Call now for a quote!