Whether you are moving across the country or just a few streets over, moving can be an expensive process. The following guide offers some great tips for moving on a limited budget.
Collect Packing Materials
As soon as you start considering a move, it is time to start collecting boxes, milk crates, and even bubble wrap. Ask at work and local stores for boxes or used packing materials. You can also ask friends, neighbors, and family members to help you collect these materials. Purchasing boxes can get expensive, especially if you have a lot of stuff, so take the opportunity to get what you can for free.
Get Rid of the Clutter
This is the perfect time to give away or sell things that you no longer use. This may cut down on the number of movers you need or the size of the truck needed to transport your things. As an added benefit, having a yard sale can help you earn some cash for your move.
Hire Professional Movers
While you do have to pay professional movers, they can save you money in the long run. For example, they have everything necessary to make your move easy. This includes the truck, dollies, and other items you might otherwise have to rent. You will also save a good bit on the meal you would have to buy your friends and family for helping you if you did it yourself.
Look for Combo Deals
If you will need to store items for any period of time, look for a moving company that also has storage space available. You may be able to work out a deal on either the moving costs or first month’s storage rent.
Take Care of Parking Beforehand
If your movers have to park up the block and around the corner, your move is going to take considerably longer (and likely cost more). If either your current or new home does not have a private driveway, take the time to speak with your landlord or building manager about your options. For example, your movers may be allowed to use a management parking spot, loading zone, or other area while they are moving things in and out. If you wait until the day of your move, people are less likely to be accommodating.
Moving can be expensive. However, using the tips discussed above, as well as the right moving company in Montreal, you can save money.