If you have ever moved from one house to another with your family, then you know that it can be very expensive. Even if you are using a rented truck to move, there are tons of small expenses that can add up to a large wad of cash by the time you get settled into your new home. Thankfully, there are many things that you can do to frugally move to your new home, such as:
Tip: Start Collecting Boxes and Packing the Day You Know You Are Moving
The day you know for sure that you are going to move from one home to another, you should start collecting boxes and packing them with your stuff. While you may be tempted to pack and move all in one weekend, you will not have to purchase boxes if you collect them when you are out around town. And it will save you a lot of time and frustration taking your time packing them.
Tip: Use a Smaller Truck and Make Two Trips
If you are renting a truck, then you might be tempted to rent the largest truck possible so that it only needs to be loaded once. However, the cheaper option is to rent a smaller truck and make multiple trips. While you will use a bit more gasoline, you will have substantial savings for the rental truck that will more than offset the cost of the extra gas. You can also use your personal vehicles to move items to your new home to save space in the rented truck. Every time you visit the new home, your vehicle should be loaded with your belongings. If you are moving a boat or RV, then you should load those with items to move as well.
Tip: Enlist the Help of Friends and Family
Finally, while you may want to do all of the packing and moving of your stuff, in reality, you will invariably need some help. You can always enlist the help of your family and friends. When people hear you are going to be moving and ask if you need any help, you should say "yes" instead of trying to be polite and doing all the work yourself. If your friends and family won't accept payment for their hard work, then you can always have a barbecue in your new home to thank them or order pizzas and beer on the day of your move.
For more information, contact My Angel Movers or a similar company.