Tip 1: Set a budget…and stick to it
Repeat to yourself: “If it’s free, it’s for me!” Your wallet will thank you. Seek out free moving boxes from local bookstores, grocery stores, office supply stores—or even your local networks and friends. More likely than not, people will be happy you’re taking boxes off their hands.
If you’re considering a rental truck or moving service, don’t be satisfied with just one quote. Comparison shop by getting price estimates from several companies and leveraging the lowest one. You can expect to pay between $488 and $1,363 if you hire pros to shift your stuff, according to HomeAdvisor. The more stuff you move, and the farther you go, the more it could cost.1