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How can I cut the cost of a move?

Fish Bowl The secret to saving money on a move is simply to pare down your belongings: lower the weight of the load, and you will lower the cost of the move.

What The Mover Cannot Take
The process of elimination is simplified somewhat by what can’t be put on the van.
  • Aerosol cans of hair spray, shaving cream, deodorants, car cleaners, etc.
  • Flammables such as paint, bleach, matches, gasoline, oil-drenched rags, cleaning fluids, chemistry-set supplies
  • Ammunition
  • Pets
  • House plants (though, where legally permitted, some movers take them on short moves where they need no special attention)
  • Frozen food
Load-Lightening Tips For Transferees
  • Begin with a floor plan of your future home. Leave behind whatever is too large or too out-of-place to fit.
  • Be ruthless with never-used stuff in attic, basement, garage, workshop, garden shed.
  • Weed out LP records and bookcases. On books you want to keep, compare postal book rates to the weight cost on the moving van.
  • Don't take large, unused equipment: the swing set, the exercise bike, the pool table.
  • Consider leaving behind appliances if they are more than five years old or if they won’t work on the power system at the future home.
  • Compare the cost of moving the baby grand piano with the price of a new one (and the sale of the present one).
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