Tips on how to save and budget correctly your moving costs
Cutting Your Moving Expenses
A long distance move is a small investment. For that reason, it is important to cut as many needless expenses as possible. This will not only save money but also make the whole experience more streamlined and agreeable.
Get rid of the clutter. Every home accumulates a certain amount of clutter over time. It is inevitable. Look for things that are broken, or that have outlived their usefulness, and get rid of them. You can put much of it on eBay or have a garage sale and potentially get a few bucks for your efforts. Charities may also take some of it off your hands and you'll have a nice little tax write-off.
Consider those items in your home that, when accumulated, are heavy, such as a CD collection, books, clothes, etc. You can also use this time to purge the home of old toys that your kids have outgrown.
You can also save when moving by not throwing out frozen food. Instead, make a menu for your last few days at home and just consume everything. It's already paid for and you will avoid costly restaurant bills.
Plan for what will and will not fit in your new home. Home entertainment systems can be particularly challenging and failure to plan accordingly can mean ending up in a new home without a wall to accommodate it. Take some measurements.
Consider shipping some items through the postal service. It might actually come out a little cheaper than having movers handle it, and you can get it insured. This works very well for items such as books, and can be especially beneficial if you have a large library.
Always get several quotes. Jumping on the first company that comes along will either cost you money, convenience, or both. Take the time to determine who is giving you the most bang for your buck. This will make your California New York Express move that much easier.