pile of boxesMoving to a new house is an exciting time. It gives you a clean slate so you can make the new space your own. But moving does not come without costs. In fact, moving can present a financial burden if you don’t take the time to plan to do it for less. Here are a few tips to keep moving costs down so you can worry less and enjoy your new home more.

Recycled packing materials: Rather than buying new boxes, visit a few local stores and ask if they have leftover boxes from recently deliveries that you can take. In many cases, stores are happy to hand them off for free. Additionally, you can use old gift wrap/tissue paper and towels/socks instead of buying bubble wrap.

Moving date
: The most popular times to move are over the weekend and towards the end of the month. So, if you move mid-week earlier in the month, you may be able to get a better rate from the moving company you select.

Moving company
: Choosing the right moving company helps you feel confident that your stuff will be safe in transit, while getting a good price that won’t break the bank. Ask friends who have recently moved for recommendations and check out online reviews to see what people are saying. You may wish to call two or three movers for a quote. If so, you should also ask about extra fees, such as assembly, moving items upstairs and overtime fees.

: Before packing, take the time to go through your things and get rid of what you don’t want anymore. Whether you sell or donate it, getting rid of what you no longer want spares you the packing time and materials. And in many cases, you can get a bit of extra money, even in the case of donations when it comes time to file taxes.

Remember to update your home insurance policy before you move so your new house is protected by the time the first box arrives.

Get the coverage you need. Call Buschbach Insurance Agency at (708) 423-2350 for more information on Oak Lawn home insurance.
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