7 Clever Ways To Avoid Last-Minute Costs

  1. We Can All Agree That Moving Isn't Cheap
  2. Get A Head Start and Save
  3. Moving is Very 'Taxing'
  4. What a High Price!
  5. Move Only What is Allowed
  6. Moving Insurance is a Must
  7. Keep Important Items With You

Avoid last minute moving cost

1. We Can All Agree That Moving Isn't Cheap

Moving is one of the most expensive things a person can spend money on. The average person typically spends upwards of $1,000 on moving costs. Thankfully, it is not something that is done very much throughout a person’s life, but when people do choose to move their homes, the initial price shock is enough to turn anyone off of the idea of moving. However, there are some ways to get a move done without spending quite as much. Using the online quote form on Moving Authority is the beginning of your journey toward big savings on your next move.  On Moving Authority, you can find more articles that give information on how to save money during a move.

2. Get a Head Start and Save

The best way to prevent yourself from having to shell out extra cash during a move is to not make last minute decisions. You should begin the process of moving at least two months from the planned date of your move. If you start earlier, you will have much more time to find a mover with Moving Authority, as well as be able to use increased flexibility to your advantage. You will be able to choose from rates that are not at peak prices. Did you know that summer moves cost more than moves performed in winter and fall? If you begin your planning now, you will allow yourself to have more money later. Not to mention, you will be way less stressed.

3. Moving is Very ‘Taxing’

If you are relocating greater than 50 miles from your last home, you can most likely get a tax deduction for your moving and packing expenses. This is only if you keep ALL of the invoices and receipts for the services provided. You can go to the IRS website for more information on deducting moving costs from taxes. After you are clear on the procedure, you can begin to organize all of your expenses.

4. What a High Price!

Surprises can be fun. However, not all surprises are welcomed with open arms. Be sure to provide information for everything that you want to be done during the move so you can get an accurate estimate the first time. If you are relocating to an apartment building with a steep staircase, this is something you will definitely want to mention from the beginning. If you do not mention it, you will have to pay for it! All of these little costs add up to a much higher rate to move than you originally expected.

5. Move Only What is Allowed

Ask your moving company what the regulations are for moving certain items. Most companies do not move items that may catch fire or explode. Perishable goods and live plants and animals are also something that movers tend to not move. Items like this will be left at the old location, which may result in you having to pay for disposal fees.

6. Moving Insurance is a Must

No matter how good your movers claim to be, there is always a risk of an accident. All moves come with a very basic coverage plan, which is usually 60 cents per pound per article. This is the standard coverage required by law, but it is barely enough to cover anything. This is especially true if your $1,200 computer is damaged. Since it probably only weighs a few pounds, you won’t be getting much compensation for it.

7. Keep Important Items With You

You are likely set on getting to your new home as fast as possible. However, it would be a waste of money to stop and purchase things that you have already. Put together a small suitcase with everything you think you will need for the trip to your new home. The move itself is costing you a pretty penny as it is. You shouldn’t spend extra cash on the road because you accidentally packed your iPhone charger in a box.

Labeling boxes will also help you save money in the long run. If you are going to label boxes, do it as soon as you finish packing the box. You can save money by not misplacing items and replacing them, only to find that they were in the wrong box.

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