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Cutting Costs for Your Relocation

March 5, 2012 | Employee Relocation, Moving Guides & Tips

The more stuff you move, the more it’s going to cost you. On long distance moves, the main cost factors are weight and distance, while local moves are calculated by handling time and added services, like packing.

Here are some creative approaches to cut weight and costs from your upcoming move.

  • Ignore the “I-might-need-it-someday” syndrome
    Don’t move the riding mower to an apartment. Part with tools you won’t have a place to use. And remember, junk is junk. You don’t need a furnished attic.
  • Dirt’s not dirt cheap
    If you’re determined to take your huge outdoor planters, fill them with miscellaneous items instead of dirt. Same goes for the sandbox. There will be dirt and sand where you’re going.
  • Handyman heavies
    The workshop is a storehouse of bulky, heavy items. Evaluate them carefully – from the workbench to the tools. It might be advantageous to replace the massive workbench, etc.
  • Donate to your favorite charity
    Itemize each donation and keep a receipt. It may help you qualify for a tax deduction.
  • Hearth and home
    They go together. Special fireplace screens and tools are hard to move and may not fit where you’re going. Sell them with your home.
  • From flag poles to basketball goals
    We’ve been asked to move them before! But you’re better off selling them with the house and saving yourself time, trouble and money.
  • Change your magazine subscription
    Make sure to change the address on your magazine subscription in advance to ensure you don’t miss any issues.
  • Check the record
    It’s a good idea to compare movers. You’ll find that Wheaton World Wide Moving has one of the best records in the moving industry for estimating accuracy as well as on-time pickup and delivery.

We have even more tips for you when it comes to cutting costs. Click here to see more.

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