Money Saving Tips when you move
No matter if you are moving next door, within the same area, the same state’s limits, experiencing an interstate move or an international relocation, once point will always be a constant: moving cost a lot of money. Try receiving some assistance to lower the cost of moving to a new home, by considering the following money saving tips.
First, shop around. Once you have spotted a few serious moving companies with a clear record, ask from each one of to send you an estimator to your current residence in order to receive a more accurate moving estimate of what the moving cost may be like. Compare the approximations and services you will be entitled to as part of that quote to the amount of time and energy it will save you. Unless you have no choice, it is always a good idea to think about the complete moving expenses as a whole and not just as money figures. Choose the company that will save you the most across the board (time, energy, money, worries) and not necessarily the one with the cheapest moving estimate.
As a word of caution, stay away from companies that offer a much lower rate than what seems to be customary for a moving estimate in the market. Offering a much more lower rate for relocation services than the market standard is virtually without exceptions a tactics used by rogue movers to steel your money and belongings, in which case you will be loosing a lot more than the amount of money you were aiming to save. Another way to avoid these sorts of scenarios is to stick to well known, recommended, registered relocation companies.
Move during low season months. Plan your relocation for the months between October and May instead of setting a date right in the middle of summer when the high season is at its best for local and interstate movers. This great money saving tip can save you up to 10% of the total cost of moving.
Pack your belongings by yourself. Another great money saving tip, packing your whole house on your own will not only give you complete control over how things are being packed, but it can save you as much as $1000 off the total cost of relocating. True, the task of packing your entire home is not an easy one, but most likely it will be more than worthy to cut your moving expenses so significantly.
Finally, see if you are eligible for an income tax break from the IRS. In some cases, the IRS will offer the opportunity to cover some of the cost of the total moving expenses if your moving is due to a job relocation more than 50 miles away from your current place of residence.