3 Ways to Save Money on Moving Costs
Moving is a very exciting time in your life, but it can be costly if not done right. As the premier movers in Nelson, we would like to offer you these three money saving tips that will help ease the stress of moving and save you some money at the same time.
Set a Budget
The entire process of moving will instantly feel less stressful and far more manageable if you set a moving budget. It is important to keep in mind that the budget you set needs to be realistic and should include the following:
- The moving company’s expenses – I recommend getting a quote and an agreed upon price before beginning the actual moving.
- Self-moving expenses – boxes, packing tape etc.
- Relocation costs-eating out, extra gas, hotel, airplane ticket,etc.
- Miscellaneous/unexpected expenses
I recommend that you always budget for 10-20% more than you originally thought.
If you have overbudgeted, any money left can be quickly redistributed to other needs.
Do it yourself
Take a long look at your belongings and see which ones you can pack on your own and what items you will leave to the pros. The most arduous and time-consuming task that you will face in your move is the packing and unpacking process. If you are willing to undertake this task, you will reduce your overall moving costs.
I would advise that you leave all specialty items such as pianos, pool tables or hot tubs to professionals.
Find the right moving company
It is so important to find the moving company that will save you money but that can also accommodate your moving needs. I recommend that you look at different moving companies and get quotes from each of them. We offer free quotes and provide additional value at no extra charge to you.
I also recommend that you go with a local, reputable moving company that can accommodate and manage local, cross country and international moves. See what services various moving companies are willing to provide at no extra charge and read some of the testimonials from previous customers.
We are a local Nelson based moving company that offers friendly, professional moving services and offer exceptional value. We would love to be a part of your next move, whether it is just down the road or across Canada. We look forward to moving you soon.