There are many costs associated with buying a home, not the least of which is the actual move. Here are some tips to help make it less expensive.

  • Professional movers are often the biggest expense. Consider either not hiring them altogether or hiring them in a limited capacity. For example, hire them only for loading and unloading, or to move some things like the heaviest items.
  • If you do need movers and can be flexible on the date hire them when they are least in demand, such as the middle of the month versus the end.
  • Don't buy boxes. Get them from local business or rent storage containers from eco-friendly moving companies.
  • Is the move job-related? Is so, talk to your employer; they may be willing to pay part, if not all the expenses. Approach you employer up-front and ensure that you keep all the receipts.
  • Move less. The more you have to move, the more expensive the move. So before you start packing, purge. Recycle, donate, sell and throw away as much as possible.  
Tricia Greer

Tricia Greer

CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc., Brokerage*
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