Moving Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive!
4 Moving Hacks To Make Your Move More Affordable
Moving will put more than a few items on your mind and, more importantly, your to-do list.
Whether you’re buying a home or leasing one, you’ll have plenty to do when it comes to paperwork and the logistics of moving. You’ll also need to move services such as your internet, cable, security, utilities, and other location-based subscriptions from one place to another, often incurring relocation and activation fees along the way.
In other words, there are quite a few costs associated with moving. The good news is that the move itself doesn’t have to be a budget-breaker — just follow these four tips from Kanyon’s Movers and make sure we’re your moving company of choice!
It costs to procrastinate.
We’re not kidding — most big-name moving companies in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas will charge you a premium if you’re scheduling your move at the last minute. There are some circumstances you simply can’t change (finding anything in this crazy market being one of them!), but if possible, you should give yourself at least a month to pack and prepare for your move. This will give you plenty of time to set yourself up for a successful move and ultimately reduce stress as you make your transition.
A great way to reduce the cost of moving is to move fewer items. You probably have garments in your closet that you haven’t worn in years and other items you haven’t taken out of storage since you moved into your current home. Take a moment to consider whether or not you need to bring them to the next place — making the decision to cut down on your clutter could be the key to a faster, more affordable move.
Find Free Boxes
One benefit of planning ahead? You have time to find free boxes.
As a moving company, we can tell you that the competition plans on — and has structured their business around — you needing their boxes at the very last minute.
Grocery stores will often have recycle-ready boxes that they’ll give to customers who ask. Your office may also have extra boxes that they would otherwise recycle or send back to the distribution center. Friends and family are also a great resource — try posting on social media to see if anyone you know has boxes they no longer need tucked away in the basement!
Use a Professional Moving Company
It’s in your interest to use a professional moving company. It might sound counterintuitive, but it really does save time and money.
The average truck rental is $200 alone for a single day. When you factor in the cost of gas, help, the time it takes to move yourself, and the risk of injuring yourself or breaking your belongings, it’s easy to see how doing it “the easy way” is actually more stressful and expensive.