Moving can be an incredibly expensive, not to mention stressful, process. Expenses that come with packing, hiring people, unpacking, and having everything cleaned can truly add up and make your wallet and your bank account thin out pretty fast. However, never fear, there is a myriad of ways to save money during the moving process and leave you a cushion of your money so at least one stressor is taken off your shoulders. Below are a few ways in which you can save money on the move and use those funds to instead clean up and make your new place sparkle.
One obvious way to save money is by packing everything up by yourself instead of hiring workers to pack your things for you. That alone could save upwards of $200 during the process. You could also find free boxes to pack your things in places like mailrooms, liquor stores, grocery stores, etc. Most moving companies charge roughly $40 for only a few boxes, which when packing an entire house, could add up very quickly. Donating things that you no longer need or want hits two birds with one stone. It cuts down on packing time, keeps you from needing as many packing boxes, and also allows you to claim the donated items as tax deductions.
You can also save money when you move by carefully checking out different moving companies in your area and finding the ones with the company that offers the best deal. Consider Allied Movers for your next move. They can offer suggestions to not only save money, but make the whole moving experience hassle-free. Ask each company you call for a fixed price, and not an estimate, so that you can be fully informed on the decision before choosing a moving company to help you. Often times, if you tell a moving company that you found a better price at a different location, they will compete for your services and either match the price or go slightly below it, so use that to your advantage.
Moving can cause a major mess everywhere which is a stress on the process. It can cause scratches on the floor, dust to come up with things moving in and out, and people tracking things inside as they go in and out of your home. When you use the above tips, you should be able to save enough money to splurge on a cleaning company to come in and clean the house that you moved out of, and clean the house when you finish moving in. For the move out portion, the cleaning company comes in and dusts everything, cleans kitchen appliances, cleans out cabinets, sinks, and cabinets, scrubs all the toilets, showers, and tubs, and wipes down baseboards, finishing up by vacuuming and sweeping all the flooring. They ensure that your house is clean and ready for the next owners to enjoy.
When you move into a new home you want nothing more than a fresh start. Being able to afford a thorough move in clean, thanks to all the money you saved from moving expenses, will give you the peace of mind in knowing that your new home has been cleaned and disinfected from the top to the bottom. When you are in the process of moving and are able to hire a cleaning company, they can come in before all of your personal belongings are unpacked and ensure that every inch of every room gets the cleaning and attention to detail that it needs. Move out and move in cleaning services can be on the pricey side, however. With all the money you save from moving by following the tips above, the price is well worth the investment. You can have peace of mind in knowing that an extensive checklist will be checked off and the homes will be cleaned to the highest expectations. It will definitely take the stress off your shoulders and make moving easier.
Moving is all about a fresh start. By following the advice of moving professionals, you can save yourself money and the headache of having to do the incredibly hard work by yourself. Instead, be smart, relax, and get to know your new home and neighborhood.