Relocation has become an appealing option for job seekers who haven't had much luck locally. While moving often makes the most sense, the cost of uprooting yourself and your spouse or family can be off-putting. It's nearly impossible to move cheaply, but there are several ways to reduce your relocation expenses. Follow my eight tips to have money left over for those new home accessories.
- Move Yourself, but Get Help - It can cost thousands of dollars to hire moving services, but that doesn't mean you have to move all by your lonesome. To save money, consider driving the truck yourself but hiring loaders to load up your moving truck and unloaders to meet you at your new home. They usually cost about $150 for two hours, and the $300 for both ends of service will save you time and energy while costing much less than movers.
- Comparison Shop - Take the time to compare price quotes on moving trucks and loading/unloading services, and make sure you read some of the online