Single parents have to have expert-level budgeting skills. Moving can be expensive, whether you’re changing addresses right here in Boston or are moving a longer distance. Here’s some tips you can use to save money on your next small household move.
1) Enjoy that Less can be More. Single parent households tend to have less stuff. This is an advantage when it’s time to move. Fewer possessions means you need a smaller moving truck, or less space in a larger moving truck. For this reason, you’ll want to seek out what’s known as a small load moving company. These specialists won’t charge you for truck space you don’t need and can’t use. The result – you save money!
2) Downsize Strategically. The cost of your move depend on several factors, including the volume of your possessions, weight of your possessions, and the distance you’re going. Almost every family downsizes before a move: there’s no sense in spending money moving things you don’t want, need or use. Consider your heaviest items with an especially critical eye. Sofa beds, books, and some hand-me-down furniture can weigh hundreds and hundreds of pounds. If you’ve been thinking of letting them go, now is the time.
3) Schedule Smart. If at all possible, schedule your time with a small load moving company for the middle of the week, during the middle of the month. These off-peak times mean Boston moving companies have more trucks and crews available. As a result, you save money!
4) Use Your Own Moving Blankets. Moving blankets are often available for a few dollars apiece from discount tool stores, or they may be provided by or available for rent from the moving company. Use moving blankets rather than your household blankets for one simple reason: your household linens will get wrecked during a move – it’s so easy for them to get snagged, stained, or torn.