How to save money when using a moving company


It’s no secret that moving is expensive.

However, there is a way to get your things out of your current home and into your new place without dropping a ton of cash.

Josh Herron, the owner of You Move Me, said it’s all about being efficient with your time.

“Most moving companies are charging by the hour. After the initial hour, we bill in 15-minute increments,” Herron said.

He said you can use the moving team as little or as much as you want

“For the homeowners that are really motivated and they like to have everything prepared, there’s some really big gains they can get financially just by having everything ready,” Herron said.

To save time, move your own boxes up from the basement to the garage.

“Boxes labeled, taped, sealed and ready to go,” Herron said.

You can also disassemble and reassemble your bedroom sets.

“A lot of moving companies can still assist you after the fact. They can set the beds up or help you with them if you have a little bit more time. Or you have a little bit more money to spend,” Herron said.

Another way to save some cash is to have your appliances already disconnected.

“You can shave thirty minutes off your move from a billable standpoint by making sure everything is disconnected and then, once you get to the new location, reconnecting those items,” Herron said.

Also, don’t pay to move things you no longer want.

“Decluttering is very important. The number of items that we’re moving is going to directly impact the total cost of your move,” Herron said.

In the end, Herron says you may save more than you think.

“If it was a flat screen TV that you and your buddy were moving and it ended up being damaged, that’s probably a thousand bucks. And for that, you probably could have had your whole house moved for the same cost,” Herron said.

Lastly, if you don’t end up using all the boxes, tape, and paper, some moving companies will even buy it all back.

That way, you only pay for what you use.

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