New Luxury Homes Owners Tips to Cut Moving Costs
May 11, 2016 05:44 AM
Eliminate those unnecessary stuffs. You should keep in mind that moving companies base their costs on what you are shipping, so eliminating the clutters can cut down the cost. Instead of throwing those old clothes and toys, donate them to charity.
Plan your relocation after peak moving season. The most affordable season to move is between October and April. Get the best deal possible by comparing at least three in-home estimates from moving companies. Don’t get victimized by fly-by-night rogue movers. To protect your possessions, ask recommendations from friends and relatives.
If you have the packing supplies, use it. If not, purchase your own supplies from a recycled box store, or obtain the free from a local store. In this way, you can avoid the additional fees from your moving company. You can use your traveling bags, plastic bins and even sheets and linens to pack items.
To avoid the hidden moving fees, ask the moving company. Ask them if they will charge you for heavy loads, repacking, stairs or waiting to get the precise total costs.
If you want to do this by yourself, rent a truck! This is the most practical way to move. Renting a truck and doing it yourself is the most cost-effective way to move. Ask your friends and family to help your with the packing and don’t forget to read the small print for mileage adjustments and fuel surcharges.
Apply for moving insurance. Unexpected things happen, so it will be very helpful for you to get one.
The last thing you should do is to take off your moving expenses from your taxes. If you resettled for a new full-time job at least 80 kilometers away from your previous house, you can take off the packing, transporting or storing expenses from next year’s tax return.
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