Money Saving Tips on Moving

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Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives Boston West 113011

Moving can be an expensive endeavor. Even if you decide to rent a truck and move your belongings yourself there are lots of other expenses that can add up. Luckily, there are a few simple ways consumers can save money hauling their belongings from their current home to the next one.

Purge your things. Instead of moving things that you don’t use sell or donate them. If you decide to donate items to charity, you could save lots of time and even get a tax deduction.

Move on a less popular day. The most popular time to move is at the end of the month. Since most closings happen and leases are up at the end of the month there’s more competition for the trucks and moving crews. Moving at the end of the month will also cost you more. Choose your moving date midweek, closer to the middle of the month.

Packing materials like bubble wrap and foam peanuts are costly. If you are packing your own items use things you have around the house like bed linens, towels and clothing to pad your items. You can also use newspapers and tissue paper from gift bags. Be careful when using newspaper as the newsprint will smudge on dishes and other items.

Don’t buy moving boxes check Freecycle and Craigslist for free ones first. Ask around, your friends may have boxes suitable for moving.

 
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Debbie Malone
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Good Morning Pat, These are excellent moving tips. Our local liquor store gave us dozens of boxes which had inserts in them, perfect for glassware and smaller fragile items.

Aug 15, 2014 11:50 PM #1
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Pat Laracy Baker
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Hi Debbie, Nice to hear from you and thank you for your comment.  Hope it has been a great summer for you.

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Thanks for sharing these helpful hints about how to save money when moving. The best thing about purging items before moving is that you will have less to move.

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