Ways To Save On Moving Costs


If you’re in the process of buying a new home, such as one of the beautiful homes by Van Metre, then you are probably starting to consider some of the moving expenses that you might encounter along the way; expenses such as hiring movers or renting a moving truck, packing materials, various trip supplies, etc. We have 5 great ways that can help you to save money on your move into your brand new home by Van Metre Homes.


Purge Excess Possessions

When you start looking at the cost of movers and the cost of moving trucks, sometimes it costs much more than you think! Moving is a great time to go through your possessions and figure out what you really do and don’t need. The more things that you get rid of, the less your moving expenses can potentially be!


Comparison Shop

Once you’ve decided what you’ll keep and what you’ll get rid of, it’s time to figure out how you can move your personal possessions and furniture in the most cost effective manner. Do some research and check around for mover resources. Compare prices between multiple movers and be sure to look at their customer reviews and ratings. Pay attention to hidden fees as well. Do this to get the best quality for the best price possible for your move!


Create a Moving List

Organization is incredibly important when you are moving your possessions into a new home. Making a checklist will help you consider all aspects of your move and help you to allocate your money appropriately. Most importantly, it will help to prevent you from forgetting anything or purchasing something that you already have once you move in!


Save On Packing Supplies

Packing supplies are a great place to save money when you’re packing up your old home. You can usually find free boxes in your neighborhood or from local stores. If you have extra towels or bedding around the house, use them to wrap breakable items such as plates or vases. You can also use newspaper to pack breakable items if you don’t have enough spare cloth items. We hope these tips prove helpful in saving you some money with your move into your brand new home!


Avoid Moving on the Weekend

When planning your move, it’s important to consider the actual day of the move. If you can negotiate with your new landlord, try to push the move-in date up (or back if you’re able) so that you’re moving on a weekday rather than the weekend. If you are able to secure a move-in day that falls on a weekday, you will most likely experience lower rates and more flexible hours from movers, due to weekdays being less busy for them.

Ask For Help

If you feel like you can’t handle the task of moving on your own, try to get help from your family and friends! See if they will help you lift some boxes, dismantle furniture or help you out with the cleaning! Even a little bit of help goes a long way and it will save you the cost of hiring professional packers!