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Money-Saving Tips for Moving

February 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to a new home, most buyers immediately think about the hefty mortgage that they’re going to have to pay over the next 15 to 30 years. But, another cost you have to consider is the cost of moving from your old house to your new one. Purchasing a new home is stressful enough as it is, relocation doesn’t need to add to it. Here are some tips that will save you some money on your next move.

DIY versus Hiring a Moving Company

This is one of the first things that you should think about. Most objects you’ll probably be able to carry yourself, but larger items may require help from a professional mover or a friend. Research the various DIY options and compare them with professional movers. Obviously you’ll want to choose a company that is reputable and trustworthy, but take the time to obtain multiple quotes and also select a time that’s convenient – stay away from rush hour.

Obtain a Firm Quote

If you’re deciding on going with a moving service, make sure you get a final quote from them. Don’t settle with a rough estimation, as you’re going to see it only go upwards when all is said and done.

Downsize

It’s important to downsize whenever you move. The less that you bring with you, the less you’ll have to worry about when it comes to settling into your new home. The old items that you can part with, you can also sell for some money on the side. Essentially, this is a good time to hold a yard sale or even donate to a group that accepts items.

Bio: Kuba Jewgieniew is the head of Realty ONE Group, a real estate brokerage firm that has been listed as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. 500.