Money-Saving Tips when in the Process of Moving

Moving in Wilmington can be expensive, and in these days of financial peril you are likely someone who wants to make every effort to save money if you can. There are many ways that you can increase efficiency during your move and save money in the process.

One of the first things you can do is start getting rid of items that you no longer use or that you can replace after your move. A garage sale can raise some funds, or you can donate old mattresses, chairs, tables, microwave ovens, dishes, clothes, books, toys, and various other items to charity. It’s a great way to get clutter out of your life and start fresh in your new home. Moreover, the cost of moving stuff you don’t really want is generally more than what the items are worth.

Start packing at least six weeks before your move, if not sooner. You can pack items you do not use often first (and unpack them last). Be methodical and organized, and pack well. This will save you space (and time) when it’s time to pack the moving truck and head out of Wilmington. The bulkier your packing job is, the more it is going to cost you to move it.

Disassemble complicated furniture items such as bunk beds or bookcases before the movers arrive. Most moving companies in Wilmington provide this service, and will reassemble them then you arrive at your destination, but you can save time and money by doing it yourself beforehand.

Choose a moving company in Wilmington that has a good reputation, that has been established for several years, and that has a good rating from the Better Business Bureau. Don’t just go with the first company you find, or with the cheapest. Make sure you read the contract carefully and ask about all fees beforehand so that you are not caught by surprise. Some companies have hidden fees written into their contracts for services they provide which are counted as “in addition” to moving, such as assembling or disassembling furniture or traveling certain distances to and from the truck to your residence, etc. Read carefully before you sign.

Be prepared to pay the movers upon delivery. If you can’t pay them when they show up at your new residence, they can’t unload your items from the truck and may hold everything in storage and charge you for it. That can get to be expensive. Also, tip your movers, either by ordering pizza, or by giving each mover at least $20 or so for a big truck and a long-distance move. They expect a tip.

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