If you’re relocating and need to make the most of your budget, help yourself to these money saving tips. These insights come from our 30+ years serving the Boston community with local and long-distance moves.
Don’t Be Afraid to Downsize
Small households can have a lot of stuff. Before you start packing boxes, take the time to determine what you want or need to keep. Everything else doesn’t have to move with you. Donate what you can, trash or recycle what you can’t. Selling unwanted items is a good way to boost your moving budget.
Shipping Household Goods Saves Money
Just because you’re moving doesn’t mean you have to pay for a moving truck. Shipping your household goods can be a cost-effective option, particularly if you’re moving a long distance or internationally. Working with an experienced Boston shipping company means you’ve got the ability to ship all kinds of things, including furniture – yes, even antiques! – artwork, household goods, appliances and more. Your possessions can be delivered directly to your door, at a time that’s convenient to you.
When shipping your household goods, make sure to talk to your Boston shipping company about insurance. There are different ways to protect your items from damage, loss or disaster while they’re in transit from your old address to your new one. Make sure you’re protected!
Choose a Mini Move Company to Avoid Pricey Minimum Load Charges
If you do need a moving truck, you don’t want to pay more than you have to. Choose a Boston moving company that specializes in small moves. When you’re getting your quote, ask about minimum load charges – these are the fees some moving companies tack onto the bill if they decide you don’t have enough stuff to make the move worth their while. If you encounter a minimum load charge, ask if it can be waived – or search for a moving company that never charges minimum load fees!