Save Money on Moving

5 Tips to Save Money on your Move

There’s no way around it, moving is stressful. We go through the motions and get it done, but the actual planning that goes into any move, large or small, is a big deal. A large aspect of any move is determining a budget and sticking to it! Unless you plan to do the painful DIY route, hiring a moving company is essential. Here are pro tips to save money on moving!

5 Ways to Save Money on Moving

1. Get rid of things you don’t need

This sounds simple, and it is! The price for your move is based around the amount of stuff you are moving. If your furniture, kitchenwares, clothing, decorations etc are not needed at your new place or you can do some cleaning out – Do it before you get moving quotes! It makes no sense to pay to move things that you will not need or want anymore.

2. DIY Pack

Tread carefully here, but DIY packing can save a lot of money (And many customers opt for this route). The simple truth is you must pack correctly. Boxes must be packed appropriately and fragile items must be protected and carefully labeled. DIY packing can save money on moving but if you do it carelessly, it can lead to items getting damaged.

3. Move Small Boxes

If at all possible, move smaller items and boxes yourself. Again, the less stuff you are hiring movers to move the more money you will save.  Take carloads over and lighten the load for moving day.

4. Hire Labor Only

In line with packing and moving items yourself, hiring labor only is the most effective way to save money on your move. Most moving companies offer this service, to load or unload your rental truck or pod.

5. Search for Deals and Coupons

Put the internet to work! Search sites like Angie’s List, Yelp and Home Advisor for special offers. Costs are also typically lower in the ‘off season’ so if you can move from September – May, try to schedule accordingly.


Moving does not have to cost a fortune! However, you should never sacrifice quality for cost. Take the time to research and compare moving quotes – Always checking for proper licensing, insurance and business practices.

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