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Make a Budget

Make a Budget

One of the best ways to save on moving costs is to make a budget. This will help you know how much everything will cost and how much money you can spend. money. This will help you avoid spending extra money.

Nicole
Making budgets are also a good way to keep you organized while you are moving.

Sell or Donate Items You Don't Use

Sell or Donate Items You Don't Use

If you haven't use something in the last six months or a year, you should sell it or donate it. This will save you money because you will have less you need to pack.

Nicole
If you donate items, you may be able to deduct them from your taxes and get more money later on.

Start Saving Empty Boxes

Start Saving Empty Boxes

You can save boxes from things you have bought recently or ask your friends and family to save any of their boxes for you. This way you don't have to spend money on these items.

Nicole
I like to reuse boxes anyway because it is good for the environment.

Make sure to Pack Properly

Make sure to Pack Properly

You may think that just shoving things in boxes is the fastest way but then you might not be able to find things when you have to unpack. Labeling boxes and not packing them too full will not only save you money but it will also save you time and stress too.

Nicole
Labeling boxes keeps you organized and on track and I think it's fun too.

Ask Friends and Family to Help you Move

If you have friends or family with trucks ask them to help you move. This will save you money because you won't have to hire professional movers.

Nicole
You can also talk to friends and family while you move which will make it more enjoyable.

Shut off Utilities at the Right Time

Some companies will charge you for a whole month of use even if you are moving before the month is up. This is why it might be a good idea to shut off your utilities early to avoid extra charges.

Skip the Hotel While on the Road

Skip the Hotel While on the Road

If you are moving far away and will be on the road, it may be nice to stay at a hotel but these can be expensive . Instead, if you have a friend or family member close by ask if you can stay with them to save money.

Nicole
This will allow you extra time to visit with them which will be nice for everyone.

Shop at a Dollar Store for Cleaning Supplies

Shop at a Dollar Store for Cleaning Supplies

Whether you need them to clean when you are moving out or for when you move in, consider buying your cleaning supplies at a dollar store. You will get the same results without spending large amounts of money.

Nicole
Dollar Stores also have items such as snacks that may be nice to have when you're moving.
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