How to Save Money on Your Next Move
Saving money is always a good thing. Whether it’s saving on your grocery bill, a new pair of sneakers, or even moving costs – as the saying goes: a dollar saved is a dollar earned!
As your chosen movers in Burnaby, Top Move Inc wants to help our customers save on their moving costs …and here’s how.
Avoid Vague Estimates
Moving can come with enough surprises, so having a final moving fee that is far above the initial estimate can come as an unpleasant surprise. Safeguard against this by asking for a guaranteed price from your movers, and get it in writing.
Take Time to Purge
Taking unneeded items along with you from house to house or business to business will just weigh you down and cost you more. Lighten your load and take the time before your move to purge items that you no longer need or want. The rule of thumb is, if you have not utilized any given item in over a year, it is unlikely that you ever will to any great extent, if at all.
Find Free Boxes
Finding free boxes has grown increasingly more difficult as people have become more efficient with their recycling, but if you go during the right time of the week many stores will have their shipping boxes at the back of the store. So ask around, and save a few dollars with free boxes. Just ensure they will hold up in a move!
Pocket Your Receipts
Come tax season, you may be able to write off part of your move as long as the distance was significant enough. So keep your receipts for additional money-back savings.
Choose a Slow Season
Traditionally, summer is one of the peak moving seasons as the weather is often clear, making moving less messy for all involved. Often blustery months, such as winter, can save you money as moving companies offer cost-saving incentives for residential and commercial moving services in the Lower Mainland.