Charlotte Moving CompanyMoving is not a cheap endeavor. The average professional, full-service household move costs around $12,230. Research suggests that homebuyers and renters spend approximately $170 billion annually on move-related products and services. If you consider the fact that approximately 16.7 million households move annually, it becomes clear that an incredible amount of money is spent on moving.

“Most Charlotte residents don’t realize how much they could spend during the course of a move,” says Eric Snider of Charlotte’s Moving Simplified. “Gathering up everything you own and relocating it is no small feat. Luckily, there are ways to cut moving costs and ease the burden on movers.”

Below are a few tips to trim your moving costs from Moving Simplified.

Move at the Right Time

Avoid moving during the summer months if possible. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly half of the 16.7 million households that move each year do so during the summer. Moving during this busy period can cost up to 25% more than moving between October and April.

Affordable Moving“Moving in the middle of the month is the best way to save money,” says Snider. “Prices are usually higher on the weekends and at the beginning or end of the month, when leases change over. Scheduling flexibility in this situation is a great way to save money.”

Downsize Your Load

The general rule is that more stuff equals a bigger bill. The weight and volume of your load are usually the most important factors in determining the price of your move. While packing, get rid of anything you can. Use the move as an opportunity to sort through your things and get rid of unnecessary stuff.

“Another way downsizing can help you cut moving costs is by selling your unwanted items,” says Snider. “This is a great way to generate some money that can help pay the rest of your moving expenses.”

Review Insurance Coverage

Mover's InsuranceIt’s important to determine whether your existing renter’s or homeowner’s insurance covers the items in transit. If your insurance does provide coverage, this will eliminate the need to purchase insurance through the movers.

Other Methods of Cutting Moving Costs

Below are a few additional methods of cutting your moving costs:

  • Do as much work yourself as possible.
  • Look into tax breaks for moving expenses.
  • Purchase recycled or used boxes.
  • Thoroughly research moving companies.

To learn more about how Moving Simplified can provide you with an affordable, stress-free move, call Eric Snider at 704-778-5433 or use the contact form on our website. We look forward to showing you why we are consistently ranked as one of the top Charlotte moving companies!