- Whether you are moving for a new job or needing a change of scenery, there should be no reason why your wallet needs to experience a huge decrease in cash. The less money you have to spend, the better right? Of course. Plus, just imagine the amount of stress you would be feeling if you didn;t save any money at all.
- On average, Americans who move in-state usually spend close to $1,170. If you plan to move to another state you can expect the cost to quadruple to as much as $5,630. All though these are averages, this doesn't mean you have to pay anywhere near these amounts.
- To assist you in saving you money for your big move, we have listed 7 of the best tips that'll save you money.
- Piggybacking is a popular way to allow a mover to move very little belongings by using excess space within a moving truck. The price is a flat rate and all you have to do is go to a company's site like Ghostruck.com and upload a photo of what you want to be moved and then input the location it is going to. The rate can be viewed to ensure it is a price that fits their needs. Although prices can vary, it is considered to be cheaper than having to rent an entire moving truck for a very little amount of belongings.
Conducting a Winter Move
- With a majority of family moves occurring during the summer months, no one would ever think about making a move during the winter. But, when it comes to saving money, it may be the best money saving tactic available today. Not only will it save you money but you might be surprised by the great deal itself and an offer you may not refuse.
Don't Rely on Estimates
- An estimate is just that an estimate. You need to make sure that the price of your move is guaranteed. It is also ok if a cap is attached to the price so that way you will know the maximum amount you will pay for your move.
- If you are worried about tipping the movers, don't be because it is not mandatory to tip. If you are unsure, just check the moving company's policies beforehand.
Make Your Load Lighter
- You don't really need to take clothes that you no longer wear with you, do you? Making a donation to your local non-profit never hurt anybody. Especially when it can put money back in your pocket at tax time as well as lightening your load and thus saving you money on the truck size you'll need.
Free Shipping Supplies Are Available
- Nothing beats having free shipping supplies such as boxes while packing for your move. Not only does it save you money but you are also doing the party that owns the boxes a favor by taking them off of their hands. So the next time you go grocery shopping, ask the store employees if you can have the boxes that they plan to recycle anyway.
Breakdown Furniture Yourself
- Disassembling and reassembling furniture yourself can save you time and money during your move. Not only will it require less from the movers but it will also cut-off up to 15% from the price of your move.
Receipts Are Your Best Friend
- Just like you plan to save the receipts for the items that you donated, saving all of your receipts you accumulate during your move will help you see all of that money come back into your pocket during tax time. This is allowed as long as you claim the expenses within a year of you beginning a new career that is at least 50 miles away from the home you are moving from. The IRS recognizes expenses such as all storing and moving costs and any and all money spent on insuring, packing, and transporting.
- So remember these great tips and even try them out yourself. You never know, you just might be saving yourself the average cost that other people spend on moving. And everybody like a little more spending money left over.