Regardless of what others tell you, moving can be pretty hard on your wallet. You have to spend on a lot of things when you move from one location to another, from spending on packing, getting documents ready, to shelling out cash for movers and packers to shift your cargo.
However, this need not be the case if you use these below-mentioned tips!
Source boxes instead of buying them
If you have stuff that comfortably fills up a 2-bedroom apartment, be prepared to pay at least $80-100 only for boxes! You can keep this money back in your pocket by asking colleagues who work in the office supplies department, inquiring at a liquor store, or even your local grocery stores for large boxes that you can use. Trust us; you will be saving up a sizable amount by trying this out!
Compare car shipping quotes
Don’t close the deal with the first auto transport company that you come across. Instead, take your time and compare shipping quotes to ensure that you get the best pricing. However, this does not mean that you entrust your car to a shady company willing to ship your car to the destination at a very, very low cost! Ask for a fixed price instead of an estimate when you are at the final stage of choosing a company to ship your car.
In addition to this, you might also end up saving a few bucks by choosing open-air transport options that are available instead of enclosed ones.
Sell unused heavier items
Always remember this thumb rule: the heavier your cargo, the more it will cost you to move it. So, if you have objects lying around the home that you haven’t used for more than 3-4 months, consider selling them instead of taking them along with you. A classic example here would be fitness equipment. Have a stationary exercise bike that no one uses in the family? Get rid of it before moving day!
Flexible moving dates? You are in for great deals!
If you have no qualms about the moving date and can shift any time, start talking with movers to find out whether they faced last-minute cancellations and would be able to accommodate you in that slot. This is where you can save big if you negotiate right!
While these tips will help you to tone down some of the moving expenses, EC Auto Transport will move your car securely so that you can take care of other pressing issues related to your big move. For a free quote, get in touch with us today.