Moving into a new home is exciting! Whether you’re moving within the same state or across the country, moving means: New memories, new adventures, and a new atmosphere. What’s not to be excited about? Oh, that’s right… how much money it will actually cost for you to move into your new home.
That’s nothing to be excited about, especially because it can be really expensive. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with ways you can save money on your next big move!
Doing things ahead of time will save you more money in the long run. Start packing the things you don’t need every day – that way, when the day comes, you have less to pack. You can also start asking stores, offices, or restaurants for any free moving boxes they’re willing to give you. You can collect as many as you need overtime! Also, start asking all of your friends for help – if you give them plenty of notice, they’ll be less likely to have any plans. By planning ahead, you can also strategically plan when to cancel certain bills; that way, you won’t have to pay for an extra month.
Pack on Your Own
Moving companies can be super expensive! They can cost anywhere between $50 to $200 per hour, depending on how much you have to move and how far it is. Some companies even charge more if they have to go up flight(s) of stairs. So a good and obvious way to save money is to pack on your own! We recommend using newspapers and magazines instead of buying bubble wrap. Or you can even use your blankets as packing material.
If You Have To Hire a Moving Company
We understand not everyone can move on their own, so if you absolutely have to hire a moving company then:
- Compare all moving companies to find the best deal
- Ask for a fixed price instead of an estimate
- Make sure they don’t have any sneak fees (higher rates for stairs, etc.)
- Move during the middle of the week instead of the weekend
- Negotiate pricing – never hurts to ask!
Get Rid Of It!
We all have stuff we don’t use or need but never want to get rid of it, right? Well, we’re here to tell you… GET RID OF IT! Why? Because you can not only save money by having fewer things to move, but you can make money too! You can do this by having a yard sale or posting everything on a local Facebook free and for sale page. You’d be surprised how quickly you can sell things. If you don’t want to sell anything, then you can always donate the items you don’t need, and you can get a tax deduction at the same time.
SD Flats Are Furnished
One of the best parts about moving into SD Flats is that you won’t have to worry about extra upfront costs related to setting up your apartment. You also don’t have to worry about moving any old or heavy furniture from your former apartment into your new one. See it as a way to use new home goods rather than keeping the old, and a way to make moving way less stressful.
Moving is exciting, and we are hoping that following these tips will make it less stressful too. Plan ahead and save money! If you are looking for a new apartment, then give SD Flats a call at 619.696.6922 or visit our website to view our availability!