How to save money when you move to Washington, DC

How to save money when you move

Moving Tips from Mic's Moving
Moving to Washington, DC can be a frantic move. But if you follow this simple guide, you can make it a little less panicky and actually save some money.

1. MOVE OUT SOME OF YOUR STUFF, FOR GOOD
Let’s be honest, unless you are the most organized person, you’re likely to have in your closets, garage or basement tons of stuff you no longer use, and never will again. Toys, clothes, sport equipment, tools and so on….Is there really a point in packing them and moving them to your new house? Probably not.

By organizing a garage sale, you’ll get rid of a lot of stuff and also make some cash! That’s a simple, great idea.

Also, if you are moving into a smaller home, don’t try to cram all your furniture into the new house. Pick the pieces you really want to keep and sell the rest.  You’ll end up making some money and saving on moving costs that way!

2. DONATE TO CHARITY
Is a garage sale something you weren’t born to do?  You can donate unwanted items to charity, and earn a tax deduction.  Many charities will come themselves and pick up the things right from your front porch. You’ll also have less to pack and move, and a tidier new home. More than that, come tax day, you may have significant deductions, and be able to keep more of your hard earned cash.

3. CLAIM YOUR SECURITY DEPOSITS
If you have rented a house or apartment, chances are you had paid a security deposit. Leave the property in the same condition it was rented to you, and you’ll have some cash in your pocket. If it needs light repairs, it may be worth you do them, and get your full deposit back.

4. DOCUMENT YOUR MOVING EXPENSES AND YOU’LL SAVE COME TAX DAY
Keep good records of all expenses. If your move meets certain criteria (see Moving expense deductions), your moving costs can be 100% deductible in your federal income tax.

5. SAVE ON PACKING AND BOXES
Some families prefer to do the packing themselves, as it saves money and they can do it at their leisure.  You can purchase quality boxes from your local hardware store or eBay or, if on a tight budget, tap other sources for free boxes, like recycling centers, or by asking at the neighborhood’s grocery stores.

When re-using boxes for moving, make sure they don’t have lingering odors or toxic residues. Also, pay attention in particular that the boxes are sturdy enough, especially the ones used to move heavier items, like your dishes.

6. MOVE DURING OFF PEAK MOVING SEASON
When you move off season (October thru April) you have a better chance of getting a deal and saving up to 30% off regular moving rates.  Not just that, but since moving companies are less busy, you have a greater choice of available moving dates, and also the movers are more likely to be in the position to accommodate any extra moving needs.

Get a moving quote today from Mic’s Moving to find out how much you’ll save on your move!

7. HIRE A RELIABLE MOVER
Many consumers feel that finding the best hourly rates will end up saving on the moving costs. However, that is far from being accurate.  A good mover,   while it may charge more per hour, may have a more experienced moving crew, that will likely be on time, get the get the job done faster and with less chances of damage to your property or belongings.
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Mic Wendt

Author & Editor

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