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4 Tips that Will Transform Your Move from Stressful to Efficient

Steve Flanagan May 17, 2023

Anytime you’re going to pack up everything you own and move to a new place, it’s going to be stressful, or so it seems. But that’s not necessarily a given. Sure, moving can be a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to come with a lot of headaches. Following these four tips will help make you next move efficient instead of stressful.

1. Streamline your Belongings

There’s no point to packing and moving a bunch of stuff that you haven’t used in years. You’d be messing up your new place before you even move in.

Instead, go through your belongings before you pack, and get rid of the things you don’t want or need anymore. (Hint: If you haven’t used it in five years, you don’t need it anymore.)  As an added benefit, you won’t waste your money if you’re paying your moving company by the pound.

2. Shop for Movers Carefully

You could talk to a dozen different companies and get a dozen different moving quotes. Before you sign on the dotted line, do your homework and carefully consider which company is right for your specific needs.

And if you’re thinking about hiring an unlicensed moving company to save money, stop right now. Moving companies that aren’t licensed or insured are breaking the law, and if something gets lost or damaged they won’t have insurance to cover it.

3. Save all of your paperwork

You may be tempted to throw away all of the documents related to your move once your move is over, but that would be a mistake. You may be able to use your moving expenses as a tax deduction, so don’t get rid of receipts and other important papers until you’ve taken full advantage of them.

4. Save Money by Moving in the Off-season

You many think it’s a great idea to move in the middle of the summer so that you can be settled before the kids start school in August, but so does everyone else. Because the demand for summertime moves is so high, moving companies can get away with charging more at that time of the year. If you can delay your move a few months you might just save a few bucks. And if you can’t delay your move until winter, at least move after the first of the month which is another peak time for movers.

This article was authored by Mike Edelman of Learn more about and their tools to help you find the best moving company for your needs.

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