At Globe Live Media we give you five recommendations to save money in the process of your local or state move in the US.
With the high costs of rents in the United States (which have increased due to the high inflation that affects millions of people in the country), there are not a few who have had to move from the house in which they lived in search of options. cheaper. In doing this, they have encountered another uncomfortable reality: Moving costs in the US are at their highest point in years.
According to an analysis carried out by the digital marketplace HireAHelper, local moves in the US cost, on average, $454 dollars, a record figure that is 12% higher than the average amount recorded in 2021.
On the other hand, according to the moveBuddha portal, the cost of moving from New York City to Miami is approximately $3,546.60 dollars, a higher amount when compared to that registered in 2021, which was $3,212.50 dollars.
Therefore, at GlobeLiveMedia we give you five recommendations to keep your moving costs low in case you plan to move to a new place to live.
1- Try to plan your move in a timely manner
Moving services are generally in greatest demand at the beginning or end of the month, as these are the times when rental or rental agreements are usually finalized. Therefore, avoiding these days to move is the most convenient.
Nancy Zafrani, general manager of the moving company Oz Moving & Storage, explained for The New York Times that, in general, moving companies offer discounts and price flexibility on days of less movement in cities.
2- Get free boxes on portals like Marketplace, Buy Nothing groups or Craigslist
Moving companies tend to charge more for boxes, shrink wrap, tape, and other supplies, so getting them yourself can likely save you some money.
To do this, you can enter portals such as Facebook Marketplace, Buy Nothing groups or Craigslist, where users could share these objects with you and facilitate your move.
It goes without saying that asking for help or support from your neighbors or the stores in your neighborhood can also bear fruit.
3- Request support from your employer for your move
If you’re moving because you got a new job, your new employer may be willing to help with your moving expenses. There are not a few companies that offer this type of facility, and you may be surprised to know that there may be a positive response if you raise this issue.
4- Rent efficient moving trucks
If possible, check how many miles per gallon of gas the moving truck you are going to hire travels. If it’s an efficient-engine truck, chances are you can save money on gas.
Regarding this point, it is recommended that, taking into account that you are probably going to spend on gasoline if the move is not local, that you purchase the fuel with a credit card with rewards for purchases at gas stations.
5- Get rid of your unnecessary objects
Every move is an opportunity to get rid of belongings you no longer need. You can donate them or even sell them for some money, and this will reduce not only the amount of stuff you have to pack, but also your stress levels.