Cost effective tips for relocating your Toronto household

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If you think it is time for a move from one place in Toronto to another, but you are worried about the expenses that come with it, we completely understand. Moving a household isn’t cheap, and there is a lot of stress that comes with it. However, the process doesn’t have to be as bad as it seems. We hope that the following cost effective tips help you save some money during your move. 

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5 ways to cut costs for your upcoming move

cut costs for your upcoming move

Moving can be a big expense, especially if moving long distances. There are plenty of things that need to be paid for which is why a lot of people actually abandon the idea of moving. And we believe that this is a wrong thing to do. There are plenty of ways to cut costs for your upcoming move and we are here to tell you just five of them. So, if you want to save as much money as you possibly can while relocating, whether it be a cross-country move or a local one, here are all the tips you need to know.

Start preparing for the move on time

It is very important that if you want to cut costs for your upcoming move you have to start preparing for the move on time. You have to start a couple of months in advance in order to be able to gather enough money to cover all the expenses that are coming your way. Starting on time also allows you to organize your move which can as well save you some money.

Plan.
Planning your relocation is important.

Hire movers

Not hiring movers sounds cheaper and like a better way to cut costs for your upcoming move but it actually isn’t. Moving without professional assistance is much more expensive than moving with it. And having professional assistance also means stressing less over the whole process. And bear in mind that moving can actually be very stressful especially long-distance moving. Having professional movers by your side means not stressing about the move as much as you would if you were to rent a moving truck and do all the tasks yourself.

Use the packing supplies you have at home

Another moving expense that will come your way during the relocation process is packing supplies. The bigger the home you have and the more things you are moving, the more packing supplies you are going to need. You can use the things you already have at home such as shoe boxes, plastic bags, luggage, backpacks, and other things you can put things into. But when buying packing supplies, make sure to get the right-size moving boxes.

Declutter your home

Make sure you aren’t moving plenty of useless things with you. You can actually save money by getting rid of some things. We already said that the more things you are moving the more packing supplies you need which means a bigger expense.

Bear.
Get rid of the things you don’t need before moving.

So, donate, throw away, or even sell some things that aren’t in use in your household. By selling things by hosting a garage sale, for example, you can even earn money.

Move after peak moving season

Moving during the summer is the best but it can be more expensive than if you were to move in October for example when not a lot of people are moving. This is when you can actually get a good deal on the move. Get an estimate on a couple of different places and find the most affordable moving company.

What to pay attention to when renting a moving truck

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A lot of people rent moving trucks for their relocation instead of hiring movers. That is also a possible way to relocate your home but it is a more stressful way. This is why it is important that you pay attention to even the smallest details when organizing a DIY move. There are certain things you need to pay attention to when renting a moving truck and we are here to tell you all about them. So, if you were planning on organizing a DIY relocation, you came to the right place. We can tell you everything you need to know and this way your relocation is going to be less stressful and easier to handle. Read More …

How to negotiate with movers – 2020 edition

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Knowing how to negotiate will help you the better price for a service you need. When moving, there are so many things to do and one of them is to hire a moving company. To negotiate with movers, you should first learn how to do it, and what to say, how to act. Having a small guide may help you get what you want from a moving company. Read More …

How to save on your Seattle move

a man in a suit holding a small white piggy-bank.

Moving budgets are very often tight. It is more common to break your moving budget than the other way around. This is why you need to be very careful during your relocation preparations. Even when you have financial freedom, you would still prefer to spend less money on your Seattle move. There are so many more fun things that you can direct your extra cash towards. However, it is good to know that there are a few things that you can do to save on your Seattle move. So, here are a few ideas that can keep a few bucks in your pockets. Read More …

Unexpected Expenses When Moving to a Senior Community

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When moving to a senior community, costs are very often an issue that cannot be avoided. Moving to a facility that specializes in the care of the elderly can be costly relocation. It is not uncommon for such a move to take a toll on a retiree’s budget or even to affect their kid’s wallets. Naturally, the well being of seniors comes first. However, putting together a budget that will fit everybody’s financial capabilities is a very big challenge. The costs associated with living in a senior community aren’t only high but can be also unpredictable. This fact makes it even harder to put together a solid budget. Nevertheless, it is not impossible. Here are a few tips that will help you put together a successful and reliable moving budget. Read More …

How to prepare for your move to Jersey City?

A view of Jersey City that could make you move to Jersey City in no time.

Those who are looking for great city life and plenty of job opportunities near New York are moving to New Jersey. That is exactly how New Jersey has become one of the most popular moving destinations in America. But do you know how to prepare for your move to Jersey City? If not, you came to the right place. Here you can find out all the information you need to conduct a successful move to NJ. Read More …

How to get a precise moving estimate when moving abroad?

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So, you’re moving abroad? Well, good for you! Whether you are doing this because of personal or because of business-related reasons, moving to another country is bound to spiritually and mentally enrichen practically any individual. However, moving (especially abroad) isn’t easy. One of the many things you’ll have to do is to get a precise moving estimate, so that you know how to properly organize your budget.

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How to save money for a move to Florida

Man looking to save money for a move to Florida

Congratulations on moving to Florida! It’s a state with no income tax, along with quite a few other tax benefits. So it’s more than reasonable to expect not to spend as much on taxes, as you would in other states. However, it’s also important to know how to save money for a move to Florida, too. While you aren’t going to spend much once you get there, the moving process alone can be quite expensive. Therefore, we have prepared a couple of tips that can help both you and your budget.

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Moving to a smaller apartment

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Moving comes with quite a few challenges. Organization and planning, packing and unpacking, it can all be very overwhelming. Even more so if you have to downsize into a smaller place at the same time. Luckily, we can give you some tips on moving to a smaller apartment and getting the best of it. With a bit of organization, you’ll be able to do it efficiently. Read More …