Reducing Moving Costs

Pig money box beside kitchen sink and tap. Saving water concept

Moving isn’t just labor intensive – it’s a budgetary investment. In this blog entry, the long distance moving experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage will detail some excellent tactics for reducing the costs of your residential moving or commercial moving services.

Free Boxes

We recommend collecting free boxes at bookstores, grocery stores, or liquor stores – these stores usually discard tons of sturdy boxes. Just make sure to pick up boxes in good condition, and to reinforce box seams with packing tape. You probably don’t need to purchase packing peanuts and bubble wrap – just use towels, clothing and other soft fabrics instead.

 

Choosing Moving Dates

Make sure to plan your move in advance for a less popular season, month, and even day of the week. Holidays and weekend moves usually cost more than weekday moves.

 

Packing and Prepping

You can save money on your move by doing all of the packing and prepping by yourself. However, if you’re overwhelmed with the prospect of packing and storing all of your belongings by yourself, you can trust the professional packing experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage to provide you a very affordable and budget friendly quote for full scale packing and moving services.

 

Getting Help from Friends and Family

It’s common for additional costs to pop up during the moving process that can distract from the essentials of packing and transport, like performing necessary cleaning and house repairs. Ask friends or family to help you with cleaning and repairs – and, if necessary, to bring cleaning or repair tools. If you need children or pets to be watched during the packing or moving process, ask trusted friends or family members to help out with this rather than hiring a sitter.

 

Donations

You can lower the cost of your move by reducing the weight of your belongings. This is a great opportunity to downsize the amount of objects that you keep in your home. Donate or give away heavy furniture or clothing that you don’t need anymore.

 

Tax Deductions

You can sometimes declare moving costs on your taxes! Save all records of moving costs, including the receipt of the moving service itself, in order to keep accurate records for when you file your taxes.

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Reducing Moving Costs

Pig money box beside kitchen sink and tap. Saving water concept

Moving isn’t just labor intensive – it’s a budgetary investment. In this blog entry, the long distance moving experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage will detail some excellent tactics for reducing the costs of your residential moving or commercial moving services.

Free Boxes

We recommend collecting free boxes at bookstores, grocery stores, or liquor stores – these stores usually discard tons of sturdy boxes. Just make sure to pick up boxes in good condition, and to reinforce box seams with packing tape. You probably don’t need to purchase packing peanuts and bubble wrap – just use towels, clothing and other soft fabrics instead.

 

Choosing Moving Dates

Make sure to plan your move in advance for a less popular season, month, and even day of the week. Holidays and weekend moves usually cost more than weekday moves.

 

Packing and Prepping

You can save money on your move by doing all of the packing and prepping by yourself. However, if you’re overwhelmed with the prospect of packing and storing all of your belongings by yourself, you can trust the professional packing experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage to provide you a very affordable and budget friendly quote for full scale packing and moving services.

 

Getting Help from Friends and Family

It’s common for additional costs to pop up during the moving process that can distract from the essentials of packing and transport, like performing necessary cleaning and house repairs. Ask friends or family to help you with cleaning and repairs – and, if necessary, to bring cleaning or repair tools. If you need children or pets to be watched during the packing or moving process, ask trusted friends or family members to help out with this rather than hiring a sitter.

 

Donations

You can lower the cost of your move by reducing the weight of your belongings. This is a great opportunity to downsize the amount of objects that you keep in your home. Donate or give away heavy furniture or clothing that you don’t need anymore.

 

Tax Deductions

You can sometimes declare moving costs on your taxes! Save all records of moving costs, including the receipt of the moving service itself, in order to keep accurate records for when you file your taxes.

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"The guys were very fast and clean, and were very professional. They did such a good job moving our things. Thanks so much for all of your help. We will surely keep Noah's Ark Moving in mind for future needs." - Alexis, NY