Moving can be an expensive ordeal. However, there are some simple ways to save money in the process of moving. Try out these practical tips to help you save, or even make money.
- Don't forget to ask your utilities company to your deposit. If you had been diligent about paying your gas, electric and water bills on time, you can request that your company provide a “good customer” letter which may save you money with the new utilities company.
- It’s likely that you will be downsizing the amount household goods in your possession when moving to a new place. Rather than tossing things you no longer want or need, hold a moving sale or sell unwanted items online. It’s an easy way to make a little extra cash, while making your moving day much easier. No time to sell? You can always donate to charity. Keep your donation receipts and use them to claim tax deductions in the future.
- If you are moving to a new city, ask your new bank if they provide a newcomer kit. These packets include useful information about your new location along with coupons, free services and discounts that will help you save some dough.
- If you are leaving a rental property as a result of your move, don't forget a security deposit refund -- especially if you kept your rental property in good condition and didn’t breach your contract. It is also possible for you to get a pet deposit back if you were living with any furry friends.
- Don’t disregard what at first looks like junk mail in your new mailbox. Soon after you settle in your new home, you will likely get offers in the mail for discounted or even free products and services. Taking a closer look at what seems like junk may actually benefit you at this time.
- You may be able to deduct your moving expenses from your taxes if you are moving because of a job. According to the IRS, you may deduct costs associated with transportation, packing and crating, unpacking and other services.
- And finally, hire a good moving company that will get you there on time and with any expensive incidents. If you’re ready to move, Ace World Wide Moving and Storage can help! For a free online quote, contact us or complete our online moving quote form.