Moving is expensive. There are just so many extra expenses that will pop up during a move that are hard to predict and budget for. This is why it is important to plan ahead and to research ways to reduce your expenses. For example, you may be able to secure an affordable self-storage unit to help you save money. Here are just a handful of tips that could prove useful during your move.
Find Inexpensive Moving Supplies
Ask your friends who have recently moved if they still have boxes. Some moving companies and self-storage facilities offer affordable packing tape and boxes as well. Some places even offer free boxes if you are willing to pick them up. Try your local grocery or liquor store and ask if they have spare boxes they want to part with. As long as they are not damaged or wet, used boxes are perfectly fine to use.
Locate an Affordable Self-Storage Unit
First, you should do some research to see if there are discounts available to help you store your belongings. For example, if you were in the military, there are veteran discounts available from some moving companies and storage units. Next, you’ll want to begin storing your belongings in the unit so that your belongings are out of your house. This will allow you to move items at your leisure. Instead of trying to move everything at once with an expensive moving truck, you can move items to your storage unit and then move items to your new residence when you are available.
You may be able to secure a reasonably priced storage unit for a month at a time. This way, you won’t have to pay for a whole year when you only need it during your move. However, you might find it so convenient to have the extra space that you’ll want to sign a long-term deal with the storage facility.
Avoid Paying Double Rent
Another reason why it helps to have a storage unit is because it saves you money. Instead of paying rent on two residences, you can move everything into your unit and stop making payments on your old place. Double renting is expensive, so having a unit to hold your belongings temporarily is a great way to save money.
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