apartment? Maybe you've done it before and know how much it costs? Want to save that money for buying new decorations? Then look no further, Apartment Therapy.com has you covered!
first and best tip for saving money when moving is to get rid of
anything you absolutely don't need. Moving costs are almost always
charged by the pound, so anything you can toss before you move will save
you money. As you're packing, go ahead and start a pile to give away
and get busy on Craig's List, have a garage sale or donate to charity
all that stuff that's just going to cost you money and keep you from a
Most people use bubble wrap and newspaper to protect
their breakables when they're moving. But bubble wrap can get pricey. A
great alternative is to use your sheets, towels, bathrobes and
comforters. As an extra bonus, you've gotten rid of a few heavy
Becoming a AAA member is also a great idea.
This will provide insurance should you breakdown on the trip, but you
also can get discounts at hotels, truck rental companies, etc. If
you're looking for a storage unit, you can use a free online service
like Sparefoot to compare self-storage facilities and find the best priced and located one for your stuff.
you move yourself rather than hiring movers, you're also going to save a
ton of dough. You can even find movers to just load and unload stuff
if you need help with the heavy lifting. Another great way to get help
is to help friends when they move so that when the time comes for you to
move, they'll return the favor!