Plan your house move well ahead of time and get multiple quotes from removal companies to ensure the best deal - you may be surprised just how much of a price range there is
Tip 2. Make sure you’re working from quotes, not just Google
The American Moving and Storage Association states that the average cost of an interstate household move is about $4,300, while an intrastate move is about $2,300. Having said that, a local move requiring a modest truck and couple of hours’ work can run to just a few hundred. Do your research well in advance so that you can set an accurate budget
Tip 3. Spring clean in advance
The more stuff you have to move, the more stressful and expensive it will be. Give yourself a break and clear out unused, unloved belongings well ahead of moving date
Tip 4. Avoid hoarding cardboard boxes
Cardboard boxes are great for mattresses - not so great for fragile items. Plastic tote boxes can be rented from packing companies and returned - minimising potential for damage and reducing empty box clutter
Tip 5. Pack smarter
You’d be amazed just how much more space folded clothing and bedding takes up compared to rolled-up fabric. When you’re packing up your whole house, that wasted space really adds up - try to maximise your space and minimise required boxes
Tip 6. Map out your decor
Get an accurate floor plan of your new home, measure your furniture and plan where everything will go. This will give you a better idea of what you’re going to keep, what you can get rid of (or sell) and which mattress is right for you
Tip 7. Take a full inventory before packing
Identifying just how much stuff you need to transport to your new home can really help you make a decision on what comes with you and what goes to the Good Will donation. It can also save you money and should make your final removal truck bill a lot less of a surprise
Tip 8. Rent your own truck
Hiring professional movers may save on effort, but the costs can add up. If you really want to make your moving budget go further, look into renting a truck yourself - it can run to just a couple of hundred dollars and will give youtube full picture of just how much you’re taking with you - and what you don’t need to
Tip 9. Tick off all the admin way ahead of time
Crossing the ‘T’s and dotting the ‘I’s as early as possible can save a huge amount of time and even money. Apply for utilities, enroll your kids in a new school as early as you can and just generally get ahead of the game - that way you’ll avoid paying for utilities you aren’t using or being left high and dry
Tip 10. Decide what time of year you want to move (it matters)
Your moving date can obviously depend on a number of factors (school enrolment, lease end date etc.) - but if you have a little flexibility it can make all the difference. Summer is generally more expensive as trucks are in-demand, so look to move in Spring or Fall to minimise your spend
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