Tips for Saving Money on Moving Costs

  • Start collecting boxes from locals stores and friends well in advance of your moving date
  • Collect more boxes than you think you need to avoid costly, last-minute box purchases
  • Shop around, and buy boxes online for the best value
  • Pack carefully using newspaper, linens, or purchased packing materials to reduce or eliminate damage of your personal items
  • If you use professional movers, get three written quotes
  • Read your moving-related contracts carefully to avoid hidden costs
  • Be completely packed when movers arrive