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Many people are of the notion that moving is an expensive affair. Seldom does one know that there are ways one can cut down on the moving cost and maintain quality as well. There are many unavoidable costs included in moving. You may not only have to pay for cleaning the old house, but also for moving into a new one. The end result would definitely tell on your bank account. It is hard to decide how much needs to be kept aside as ready finance for moving, depending on the extent and how far the shift is.
Following are some instances on how you can curb moving expenses вЂ“
Look for affordable packing supplies online or borrow them from a friend who has recently moved. You can use crumpled newspapers as a substitute for bubble wrap. All you would have to do is simply crumple the newspaper, tissue paper or any plain unused newsprint for padding breakables. The simplest way many people follow is to purchase boxes from the moving company. However, this does not suffice. When it comes to moving these boxes from one part of the city, state, or country would involve proper transport. If you are camping somewhere for the night en route, you could rent padded blankets from the moving companies or use your own rugs, blankets, and linen as padding.
If you use professional movers, consider a "you pack, we drive" arrangement, in which you pack boxes, and the moving company loads, moves, and unloads your belongings. Call around and compare moving cost estimates. If you plan to do the moving yourself, gather volunteers for helping you in loading and cleaning when moving day arrives. Reward the volunteers with a token of appreciation with a cash gift or a small snack party.
For saving traveling expenses, you can opt for a motel or hotel, which is convenient and comfortable. You can check for motel discounts along the route. Automobile club memberships come very handy in such situations as you qualify for a better rate. However, you can save a considerable amount of money if you stay with a relative or friend for the night.
Moving or shifting from one place to another, could be quiet expensive, whether it involves moving your services, preparing the apartment for resale, personal travel or transferring of utilities to a new place. Always balance your need to save money with the familyвЂ™s need for comfort and health.
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