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Big Savings on Your Big Day

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Moving is exciting- but expensive! When you envision your new life in your new home, you likely picture the color of the walls, your new neighbors, and the many meals you will eat with friends and family around the table. You likely aren’t focusing on the financial strain of moving, which catches a lot of people off guard. In an effort to prevent damage to your lifting muscles and your bank account, continue reading!

DIY

It’s true you’ll likely need to hire some help if you have a lot of “stuff” to move a long distance. But that doesn’t mean your job is done. Anything that you can do yourself, do! Not only will it save you time and money, but you’ll likely feel a bit of closure packing up your life and moving onto a new chapter.

  • Order packing supplies online
  • Ask neighbors or friends who’ve recently moved for boxes
  • Use crumpled newspaper/tissue paper instead of bubble wrap
  • Consider whether or not renting a moving truck is necessary.  If your new place is a drive-able distance, making several trips with your car might be cheaper than hiring movers!

Labor

  • Call around to compare moving cost estimates
  • Consider packing your belongings yourself, and having the moving company simply drive and unload
  • Ask friends and family to help you pack up, and clean up on your big day
  • Save on child and pet care by asking a friend, neighbor, or family member to look after your little ones while you pack and load the truck

Minor Details

Sometimes, we focus too much on the big picture and forget all of the minor necessities we will need. Be sure to check the following supplies off your list!

  • Toilet paper, toiletries
  • Cleaning products
  • Flashlight
  • Screwdriver, hammer, and other basic tools
  • Can opener
  • Paper towels
  • Utensils

It’s a good idea to load your necessities and important things into the truck last, that way they’ll be unloaded first. Also, be sure to make a running list of things you have packed. Be sure to go over the list and account for your goods once you begin unpacking at your new place. For more information about moving and how you can protect your new investment, contact a Miller’s Insurance agent today!

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