Cutting Back on Moving Company Costs

Cutting Back on Moving Company Costs

Moving costs money – sometimes lots of it.  While there are some things you just can’t skimp on, you can definitely cut your costs in some areas of relocation.  So, if you are hiring a moving company, here are some ways to monitor your costs.

Reduce Your Load.

If you don’t need everything you’ve got, get rid of it.  Have a garage sale, donate it to charity, or pay a visit to the local dump.  Remember, the time needed to move the items and the weight equals money; so the more you’ve got to move, the bigger your moving bill will be.

Move During the Off Season

Yes, there is a moving season (it runs May through August)  So, if you want to get a good deal on a moving company, the best time for you to move may be in the fall or Winter. 

Be Flexible

If your movers can give you a break by making the delivery a date later than expected and you can deal with that, go for it.  This may be able to save you money.

Skip the Extras

Moving companies offer varying services and each one comes at a cost.  So, if you don’t need a particular service, don’t take it.  Be sure you know what each of these extra services are ahead of time and plan accordingly.  Also remember that if you skimp on something important, it may cost you in the long-run.

Jon Huser