Moving into a new home is already a pricey expense for homeowners and renters. According to the RISMedia article “Trim Moving Costs by Planning Ahead,” comparing moving company prices ahead of time will alleviate unexpected costs and allow you to compare rates.
It is also helpful to consider packing and moving heavier items yourself, since most moving companies charge by the object’s weight. Stocking up on packaging materials is a must. The costs of items such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap can add up. Buying these things in bulk ahead of time can save you money.
Another alternative is packing everything up yourself with a few friends and renting a U-Haul. Although it is more time consuming, you could ultimately save hundreds if you are on a budget.