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How to manage the cost of moving

Manage the cost of movingThe reality is that making a move can often be pretty hard on the bank balance, particularly if you are making a long-distance relocation; however, the good news is that there are a few tricks to help keep the costs of moving within your allocated budget.

One of the best things you can do is to make sure that you choose a reputable moving company.  If the price appears to be a little too good to be true from the beginning, it probably is.  Occasionally the best moving company might actually be the least expensive, but this is rarely the case.  An inexperienced or unscrupulous moving company could end up costing you a lot more in the long run, from damaged items to increased prices.

You also need to be certain that you have fully worked out the nature of your own requirements.  Will you be able to do everything by yourself, or will you need assistance with things such as packing, loading, unloading and driving?

Choosing a flexible day for your move is also important.  Choosing an off-peak moving day, such as a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at the start of a month, may be able to  lower your moving costs.  It is also strongly recommended that you go through your possessions and discard everything that you do not really need or want anymore.  Moving only the essential items in your home can have a massive impact on the cost of relocation.

Jon Huser

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