More renters now view moving as a stressful and expensive time. Hiring professionals can minimize the burden of moving, but it does come with a high price tag, maybe to the tune of thousands of dollars. The good news is that there is a lot you can do to reduce your moving costs and still get the help you need. Moving to your single-family rental home doesn’t have to be burdensome. Here are some strategies that might help you achieve that.
Make your next move more affordable by limiting the number of belongings you bring with you. Any unwanted personal items, furniture, or other belongings could be donated or sold to alleviate the expenses of your move.
Don’t start packing without looking around and seeing where you can get boxes and other moving supplies for free. Buying brand new moving boxes can put a large dent in your wallet, so it’s worth taking the time to look around first. Look for establishments in your area. They just might have empty boxes they’re willing to give to you. Also, check your local online ads or ask your friends and neighbors. You may be able to find someone who has a stack of boxes they’d happily be rid of.
Also, one method to save some money on your next move is to pack your own boxes. A lot of professional movers will offer packing services, but at a price. So, pack your own boxes and use things that you already have– like towels and blankets– to protect breakable items. In doing so, you can reduce the cost of supplies and avoid being billed by the hour for the service.
Other ways to help trim those costs are available if you ever decide to hire a professional mover in Winter Garden. An option could be to try and choose a date and time for your move that is off-season or less in demand. Prices in many places are a bit cheaper between September and May and on weekdays. Another method of reducing costs is to get estimates from multiple moving companies before hiring one.
It is a mistake to assume that all professional movers are the same. Some are definitely a better value than others. Also, other professional movers offer particular services such as transport-only options. Assuming that you do not want to drive a rental truck by yourself when moving to a new state, availing of the transport-only option can be a great way to avoid paying for a full-service moving company while still getting the help that you need.
Moving day doesn’t have to be too stressful. Make it fun by asking friends and family for help! This will cut down on time and costs. If there aren’t any volunteers, consider hiring hourly helpers. Especially if you are planning to rent and pack your own moving truck, this can be a great way to keep moving expenses to a minimum.
Lastly, if the move is related to your job, best to inquire if there is a chance of getting reimbursed for moving costs. Some employers will pay some or all of an employee’s costs, especially if the move is long-distance. Of course, before you move you should get all the needed details from your employer. Be ready to collect and save all of the necessary receipts before presenting them. In some cases, you may also be able to deduct part of your moving expenses on your federal income tax return. But don’t assume that this is the case. It is important to speak to a tax advisor to understand whether this deduction applies to you. By plotting out your next move with extra attention to details, you won’t end up spending money on things that are unnecessary.
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