The expenses that come with moving can feel a little overwhelming. Deposits, starting and stopping utility services, hiring a moving company, and more – it all adds up. If you’re preparing for a long move that takes you to or from Alaska, you’re probably facing plenty of costs. To help keep expenses down, here are some money-saving tips.
1. Use your own supplies
To package delicate items, use your own blankets, sheets, and towels. Not only will this give your breakables ample cushioning, but it will also eliminate the need to purchase cushioning material. You have to pack your linens anyway, so you may as well use them as free packing supplies.
2. Ask your neighbors
Post on the social media site Nextdoor to ask if anyone nearby has moving supplies to get rid of. A friendly request will often get you free or inexpensive boxes and more. Just explain that you’re moving and that you’d appreciate any supplies you can take off their hands.
3. Choose a better moving date
The peak season for moving is from Memorial Day to Labor Day. If you can plan your move around those summer months you won’t be competing with other movers, which will make services and supplies less expensive.
4. Ask for discounts
When you’re researching moving companies, be sure to ask if they offer any discounts. If you qualify for special pricing for military members, seniors, AAA members, or company-wide special pricing you can reduce your cost just by asking.
5. Discuss cost based on weight
If you’re prepared to downsize your belongings it can save you money. Moving is an excellent time to consider carefully what you really want to keep. Donate unused clothes, dishes, furniture, and anything you don’t need. You’ll not only save money on the move, but you’ll also simplify your life in your new home.
If you’re preparing to move and you’d like the convenience and ease of a professional moving company, Golden North can help. We’re here to take the worry out of the process by carefully packing and moving your belongings to and from Alaska. Call or click here for a quote today.