Are you counting down the days until you will move into the home of your dreams? Whether you are looking at local listings to find the right property, or you’ve signed on the bottom line and you are packing the boxes, it is important to consider how the moving costs fit in your budget. Most home buyers are focused so much on the sale price of the property that they overlook other important costs, such as home improvement projects, moving expenses, closing costs, and more.
4 Ways to Save Money on Moving Costs
Here are a few simple ways that you can cut your spending during the move:
- Move Day Flexibility: Often, moving services charge more if your move is scheduled on a premium day. Since these services are in-demand on the weekends, consider scheduling a weekday move to save a bit of cash. Also, consider the time of the month based on common lease terms. Many people are moving at the end or beginning of the month based on the terms of monthly rental agreements. Planning your move mid-month might be a way that you can reduce your moving costs.
- Sort Personal Belongings: The more stuff you need to move, the more expensive it’s going to be. Not only do you need to get a bigger moving truck, but it also costs more for the labor needed when loading and unloading the truck. Cut these moving costs by preparing right now: declutter the closets, get rid of old furniture, and donate anything that you don’t want to bring to the new home.
- Packing Supplies: Moving boxes of various sizes can be purchased at local home improvement stores and through moving companies, but you will pay a premium for these moving materials. One way to save on moving costs is to find free or cheap boxes in the community. Check out Craigslist and Facebook marketplace for local ads. Often, people post their boxes for free after completing a move.
- DIY Move: There’s no question that professional moving services can reduce your stress on moving day. But some people prefer to take a DIY approach instead of hiring the pros. You can rest a moving truck and ask friends and family to help with packing and loading. Compare the costs to determine how much help you will need and whether it’s worth the savings to invest in professional movers.
Professional Real Estate Services
At DUFFY Realty, we’re working hard to help you access the best value when buying or selling a home. We offer reduced, flat-rate real estate fees. Our team is here to support every detail related to your upcoming real estate transaction. Are you looking for ways to save money? Then, we invite you to call us for information about our Atlanta real estate services: (678) 318-1700.