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I'm passing along what I've learned from our move last Summer. Here are some more practical and easy ways you can Save Money When Moving.
Tip #4 - More Money Saving Strategies
- Hire a mover for large items only. Remember when I said time is money? We used a mover just for the big stuff (ie furniture, appliances, etc...). It was more reasonable than you would think. They accomplished in 4 hours what it would have taken us 12 or more to do. Make sure to check Better Business Bureau for any complaints.
- Use a Groupon for cleaning services. Watch for deals as they come up and snag them. Make sure the service is available in your city, specifically.
- It never hurts to ask for discounts or use coupons. When you need to hire a contractor (exterminators, plumbing, roofers, etc…) for work on your current home or the one you're buying, ask if they offer any discounts. Offer to do a trade out, too. Use a certified contractor for any work that requires documentation or a warranty. Also verify if they are insured.
- Re-evaluate insurance. It pays to be vigilant. We hadn't had a quote on our home owners/umbrella/automobile/jewelry insurance in years. We decided to look into a different company as we started the moving process. We discovered we could cut our premiums by almost 50%. Lesson learned. Shop around.
- Do your research on utilities. Ask friends in the area who they use for phone/cable/trash. What's reliable? Are there any issues? When it comes to your actual electric/gas/water, try using a level pay system. It definitely helps with month-to-month budgeting.
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