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How to Reduce Your Moorhead Moving Costs

Renters, by and large, believe moving can be a stressful and expensive time. Hiring professionals can minimize the burden of moving, but it does come with a high price tag, maybe to the tune of thousands of dollars. The good news is that there is a lot you can do to reduce your moving costs and still get the help you need. Moving to your single-family rental home doesn’t have to be burdensome. Here are some strategies that might help you achieve that.

The first step to making your next move more affordable is to let go of a few items in your possession. You can mitigate the expenses of your move by donating or selling any unwanted personal items, furniture, or other belongings.

Prior to packing, look for places where you can get boxes and other moving supplies for free. Buying brand new moving boxes can put a large dent in your wallet, so it’s worth taking the time to look around first. Look for establishments in your area. They just might have empty boxes they’re willing to give to you. Also, check your local online ads or ask your friends and neighbors. You may be able to find someone who has a stack of boxes they’d happily be rid of.

Also, one method to save some money on your next move is to pack your own boxes. You can avail of many packing services offered by professional movers, but they all come at a price. Towels, blankets, personal effects — grab a box and fill it up. No need to get billed by the hour for a service you can do yourself.

Should you hire a professional mover in Moorhead, there are other ways to help trim those costs. As much as possible, try to choose a date and time that is off-season or less in demand for your move. Prices in many places are a bit cheaper between September and May and on weekdays. In line with being cost-effective, try to get estimates from multiple moving companies before hiring one.

It is a mistake to assume that all professional movers are the same. Some are definitely a better value than others. While professional movers usually offer multiple services, some of them have transport-only options. The transport-only option is a great way to avoid paying for a full-service moving company while still getting the help that you need. You should consider this when moving, especially if you don’t want to drive a rental truck yourself.

Asking friends and family for help on moving day is one great way to cut down on costs. Of course, consider the possibility that people might not show up to help. When you can’t find volunteers, there is always the option to hire hourly helpers. Especially if you are planning to rent and pack your own moving truck, this can be a great way to keep moving expenses to a minimum.

Finally, if your relocation is due to work, you can ask your company if there is a possibility of reimbursement for moving costs. Some employers will pay some or all of an employee’s costs, especially if the move is long-distance. Don’t hesitate to bring this concern to your employer before you move, and make sure to save all your receipts. In some cases, you may also be able to deduct part of your moving expenses on your federal income tax return. But don’t assume that this is the case. It is important to speak to a tax advisor to understand whether this deduction applies to you. By plotting out your next move with extra attention to details, you won’t end up spending money on things that are unnecessary.

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