Moving is not a cheap life event, even if it is a local move. You will have costs before and after relocation too. No matter how much did you save money, sometimes it is not enough. But, a good thing is that the process can be less expensive if you get a discount when moving and try to get the best deal.
Tips to get a discount when moving and save money
Can you get a better price from moving companies or can you buy cheaper moving boxes? Is it possible to hire a moving company and save money? Yes! Here are some tips on how.
Check a moving company online and search for discounts
When searching for companies, you will first search online probably. It is the main source of all the information. So, check on websites and on social media if the company offers some discounts at that time. The company should post it online, all the news and all discounts. It may take some time to dig, but it will save you money for sure. At least, you will not pay for research.
Contact your real estate agent
Real estate agents may offer you some of the best moving companies in your area, but also, he/she knows which companies are more affordable than others. To save money when moving, ask a real estate agent is he/she is related to some moving company and can you get a discount. It won’t cost you to ask.
Ask your employer
Some big companies can offer corporate perks, so before hiring a moving company, ask your employer if they are related to some movers. This way you can get a discount when moving and save money for other moving-related things. Smaller companies usually are not related in business with a moving company.
Negotiate with a company
When you choose a company you want to hire, call and ask for discounts. If they don’t offer any discount, try to negotiate and ask for a better price. If you are moving a business, offer them your services in exchange. There are some other ways to cut moving costs, such as moving off-season (if you are able to). You can negotiate if you have a long-distance move or a short one.
Other types of moving discounts
- Military discounts – a lot of companies, not only movers, offer discounts for people who served the USA.
- Senior moving discounts – if you are a senior, search for moving companies that specialize in senior moving because you can get a discount when moving from them.
- Discounts for friends – if your friend knows someone from a moving company, he/she can get you a better price because of the connection.
- Referral discounts – some companies offer discounts if someone recommended them. For example, if you were referred from a person who hired them before for relocation.