January 4, 2010
By Shaun Brennan, Move Consultant
Moving Tips To Save Money
Declutter before moving and save
Moving interstate? The single biggest variable in the cost of your move is the weight of your items. By decluttering before you move and reducing unnecessary weight, you can save yourself a lot of money.
Save on moving costs with these weight reducing tips
Books, magazines, old taxes/paperwork can really add up! A regular file box often weighs 40 to 50 lbs once it's full. If you haven't picked up the book in years and the tax files are from ten years ago, chances are you don't need them. Invest in a shredder and watch the shredded paper weight turn into savings off your moving bill.
Garage Stuff like old tools, tires and shelving can be very heavy. If you have snow tires for a car that you no longer have, there is a good chance you won't need them when you move to FL. Go through tools, auto accessories and yard equipment and ask yourself if you see yourself using them at your new home.
Old Appliances can often be more expensive to ship than they are worth. The older the unit, the heavier they seem to be. A perfectly working fridge that has been sitting in the same spot for twenty plus years may stop working in a week or once you unplug it. Does it make sense to move it hundreds of miles?
Clothing may seem light but it adds up fast. A wardrobe box full of clothing can weigh around 70 lbs. If you have items in your closet that you have not worn in a while, go through them. If you can't fit into it, toss it.
Clutter collects in closets, basements, garages and wherever else you can squeeze it into your house. Realtors hate it, buyers hate it, and so won't you when you pay your moving bill. Most homes down south are built on slab foundations and have no basements. Do you want to move something you have no room for at destination?
Remember, when you move, weight is money! Diggins & ROSE Moving Systems, agent for United Van Lines, is your moving partner in MA and NH. Email or call our move representatives at 800 258-1052 for other money-saving moving tips. We'd be happy to answer any questions you have or provide you with a free, no obligation moving estimate.
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