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How to Save Money on Summer Moving Expenses

Moving to a new home during the summer can get expensive if you do not plan properly. There are many ways you can cut corners to have a budget move, so before you start packing, here are some summer moving tips you should consider!

Start Looking for an Apartment Early

If you are moving into a new apartment, it’s a good idea to look for one about two months before you plan to move out of your old place. You can put in your application and snag new apartments as soon as they go on the market. By looking before summer, you can avoid the peak prices.

Look for Freebies and Discounts

Many groceries and appliance stores throw out their cardboard boxes regularly, so instead of buying them from your local store, you can pick them up for free from a retailer and save them from the trash. You can also save on packing materials by thinking outside the box. Old bed sheets and newspapers are two alternatives to buying formal packing sheets, and they can be found in your home. If you need to buy materials, you can find them at a thrift shop for a discounted price.

Deal with Your Food

It may be surprising to see how much food you have stored away in your cupboards and freezer. Ignoring this means you will have to throw a lot of food away to prepare for your move. If you plan to eat through whatever food you have stored, you will clear out most of the food and produce less waste. If you can’t eat all the food, make sure it doesn’t go to waste by donating it to your local food bank or offering some to a friend.

Get Rid of Your Junk Before You Move

The more items you need to pack and take with you on your move, the more expensive the total process will be. You will need more boxes, packing materials, time with your professional moving team, and more fuel power to send each deliver to your new home. To avoid this, plan to have a garage sale or giveaway before you move. This way you can get rid of items you no longer need or use and make some extra cash to go towards your move.

Hire Firemen Movers to Simplify Your Move

Moving can get very expensive if you don’t plan ahead and find creative ways to cut expenses. If you are downsizing, it is even more important that you find ways to make use, sell, or donate your items so they can fit into your new apartment. If you are unable to get the time off work to manage your move alone, it can be very stressful to execute. Whatever your challenges are, you don’t have to do your move on your own. There are professional teams who are aware of all these concerns and can provide effective solutions to make your move as stress-free as possible.

If you’re looking for a professional moving company to help you with cut down your summer moving expenses, consider Firemen Movers. We are a GTA-based moving company that has a wealth of experience in all aspects of moving. This allows us to think about all the small details and be there to fully support you. Contact us today for more information or to get a quote on our services.