A Guide to Moving Last-Minute.

Moving homes in NYC is essentially inevitable. The high cost of living, constant construction, rent hikes, 1 bedroom apartments converted into 3 bedrooms, bad roommates, worse landlords, bedbug infestations, sweaty summers and frigid winters are just a handful of the wonders of living in NYC.

Despite these circumstances, most New Yorkers move within the metro area. And those that have had enough are leaving the city for the burbs and warmer weather. We compiled our moving data to gain some more insight into where New Yorkers are moving.

Moving homes in NYC is essentially inevitable. The high cost of living, constant construction, rent hikes, 1 bedroom apartments converted into 3 bedrooms, bad roommates, worse landlords, bedbug infestations, sweaty summers, and frigid winters are just a handful of the wonders of living in NYC.

Despite these circumstances, most New Yorkers move within the metro area. And those that have had enough are leaving the city for the burbs and warmer weather. We compiled our moving data to gain some more insight into where New Yorkers are moving.

 

Manhattan dwellers stayed on the island

Of all moves originating within Manhattan, 68% moved to another location on the island. By comparison, just 9% moved to Brooklyn, 2.4% to Queens, and 19% to a location outside of the city completely.

We are seeing a slightly higher percentage of people moving from the Bronx into Manhattan than vice versa. And, generally, residents on Staten Island are staying put.

And, although most Manhattanites are staying in Manhattan, there were more moves from Manhattan to another borough than the other way around. As the population of NYC continues to grow and the cost of living continues to rise, this is a trend that likely isn’t going away.

 

Of all moves originating within Manhattan, 68% were moves to another location on the island.

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Best Days to Move in the Winter

Winter is coming. And though that means shorter days and colder nights, it’s also the cheapest time of year to move! Of course, some days are still more expensive than others, but you can be pretty confident that the cost of your move will be significantly cheaper during the winter than all other seasons.

Have some flexibility in your move date? Take a look at the calendars below to find the best aka cheapest (green) days to move this winter:

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With all the holidays and the cold weather, winter may not be the ideal time of the year to move. But as you can see, if you can swing it, there is a lot of money to be saved by moving during the winter months!

10 Halloween Costumes Made with Moving Boxes

So you’re finally settling in after your move. Everything is almost back in working order right in time for the weather to start cooling off. The kids are back in school and can’t wait for Halloween. But what do you do with all these cardboard boxes? Well, use them to make cool Halloween costumes!

Here’s some inspiration for costumes that incorporate cardboard boxes:

  1. Hot Air Balloon


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Tie some balloons to the top of your cardboard basket and you’ve got your very own hot air ballon!

2. Choo Choo Train


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This one skips all the trouble of trying to get your toddler to wear face paint or a mask. And I mean really, who doesn’t love a cute kid dressed as a little train.

3. Nude Sims Character


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This one is not for the faint of heart, but it will certainly get some laughs at your Halloween party.

4. Lego Person


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All you really need for this one is a couple boxes, glue, some spray paint, and a handful of paper bowls!

5. Tetris


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Depending on the number of people you have, you may need a sizable amount of uniform boxes for this one. Just tape them together with some black tape (and maybe some extra glue) and cut holes for the head and feet.

6. Nerds


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What’s Halloween without candy? This costume merges everything you love about the holiday into one. Find a friend, and grab two boxes. One of you gets to be purple (grape), and one of you gets to be strawberry (pink). Make sure you paint the boxes together so the letters line up when you stand together!

7. X-Ray Machine


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This X-Ray Machine costume makes the skeletons a little less scary. Cut holes for the head, arms and legs, and paint the box black. Then draw your bones on the front. Have some fun with what’s in your stomach ;).

8. Spongebob Squarepants


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You may need a good bit of artistic talent to pull this one off, but if you’ve got it, props to you!

9. Mouse with Cheese


What’s a mouse without his cheese? All you have to do for this is get some yellow spray paint and cut holes in your box.

10. The Claw


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Probably the most labor intensive of all the costumes on this list, you might want to hurry if you’re going to build this before Halloween. If you want to go for it though, you could bring your kid’s favorite arcade game to life!

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Packing Tips from Travel Bloggers

Packing can be exhausting. Physically and emotionally. Especially when you have to pack everything on your own! To help you out, we compiled a list of tips from travel bloggers who, although they’re not packing boxes often, do quiiiite a bit of packing themselves.

Use Colors to Stay Organized

Turner from Around the World in 80 Jobs uses colored packing cubes to organize his clothes. Knowing where everything is makes his unpacking process so much easier. Though you’ll likely be using cardboard boxes instead and packing much more than clothes, you can use his method to label your boxes by by room (bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, etc.). Knowing exactly where each box goes when you get to your new home can save you a ton of time in the long run. Trust us.


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Pack Smart

Helene in Between, who dropped everything to travel the world with her husband Michael, uses a unique strategy to pack her backpack while she’s on the go (pictured alongside). By putting her densest and heaviest closest to her back and layering the lighter ones along the outside, she makes her pack easier to carry. You can do the same thing when filling your cardboard boxes! Put your heaviest things on the bottom and work your way out. Just make sure you double- or triple-layer the bottom of the box with tape!

Stay Safe From Spills

Nothing could put a damper on arriving at your new home quite like a cardboard box that’s been steeped in shampoo for a few hours. Kay from The Kay Days urges packers to keep their toiletries and other liquid items in ziplock bags when they travel. When you’re moving, this could be typical toiletries or other liquid items like cleaning supplies that might require larger protection (grocery or trash bags). This way, in the event that something spills during transport, you won’t have to deal with any type of catastrophic mess. Better safe than sorry.

Keep Rollin’

You’ve probably heard this one a number of times before, but that’s because it works! Laurel Robbins from Monkeys and Mountains says to roll your clothes to save space while you’re packing. This applies to clothes, but also larger items like blankets, towels, comforters, and curtains. The more space you save means the less boxes you’ll have, and the less money your move will cost. P.S. rolling will save your fabrics from wrinkles, too.

Plan, plan, and plan some more


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Being prepared is the key to a successful move from start to finish. According to Christina Guan from Happy to Wander, tip number 1 is to “always start with a packing list… and always be reviewing your packing list.” A seemingly simple but extremely underrated piece of advice. Beyond just packing, having a list of everything you need to do for your move (hiring movers, reserving elevators, packing, booking storage) will ensure that you don’t forget any critical steps along the way. This might seem straightforward, but when the wheels start rolling, moving can get hectic.

Keep it Simple, …

Maybe our favorite tip comes from Laurence and Jessica of Finding The Universe. They say that once you’re done packing, you should leave at least half of what you were going to bring behind. This may be a bit drastic considering that you’re going to be moving every possession you own, but getting rid of your excess stuff before you move will save you big time! Packing will take you less time, you’ll have more space in your new home, and you’ll save money on the move! As is the case with most things when you move, simplicity is key. Check out How to Get Rid of Stuff When You Move to help you purge your unnecessary possessions.

Bonus Tip:

Though not a necessarily a travel blogger, Shaun Huberts is a musician and world traveller from Vancouver BC. He is also author to the book “How To Pack Like A Rockstar” (so we’d say he’s probably fairly knowledgeable on the subject). Shaun packs his clothes so they stack vertically in the opening of his suitcase (like demonstrated in the picture below). This way, he has easy access to any clothes he might need on the go and doesn’t make a mess digging through and unfolding everything. While this tip definitely applies to clothes, you can take it a step beyond that. Pack the things that you know you’re going to need right away at the top of boxes, or in a separate container (potentially suitcase or carry-on bag). Think silverware to eat with, your coffeepot for your morning coffee, your phone charger, towels, and sheets.


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How to Register to Vote When You Move

Election day is right around the corner. If you have voted in the past, you are likely aware that your voter registration is identified through your home address. That can become a problem for residents who have moved in the last election cycle.

While the process of updating your voter registration can seem complicated, we put together a guide to make it as simple as possible for you:

How to Register

There are a few possible ways you can register to vote, depending on the state you are moving to:

  • By Mail: You can register by mail in all 50 states, and can do so by going to vote.gov. This will require you to fill out a form, print it, and mail to the party who handles your state’s voter registration (likely the Department of State).

  • Online: In 37 states, they make it even easier for you to register by doing it online. You can find out if your new state of residence permits online registration by selecting your state via vote.gov.

  • In person: If you’d rather handle your registration face-to-face, you can do so by visiting your state or local election office. You can also update your registration when applying for your new driver’s license or ID card at the DMV (this can sometimes be done online as well, depending on the state).

Registration Deadlines

There are deadlines to register to vote in each state. You can find all the necessary deadlines for your state here.

**Note: The state of North Dakota is the only state that does not require its voters to register.

Eligibility

If you are already registered to vote in another state or in the same state under a different address, you will likely have no problem registering at your new address.

For first time voters, there are a few general requirements that must be met:

  1. U.S. Citizenship

  2. Fulfillment of your states residency requirements (some states have a durational residency requirement, but none of them are more than 30 days).

  3. 18 years of age on or before Election Day.

Your opinion matters. Don’t forget to vote!

How to Build the Ultimate Man Cave

Football season is right around the corner. And while that might mean the return of cold weather is closer than we’d like to believe, it also means that Sundays spent on the couch eating pizza and drinking beer are acceptable again! Well, at least a little more acceptable. 

To usher in the new season, we put together a guide to help you build the ultimate man cave for all your viewing pleasures:


TV

Duh… The cornerstone of every great man cave is the TV. Without one, you’re looking at more of a glorified basement. Get yourself something big. We’ll leave the specs up to you, but let’s just say you’re old plasma screen isn’t going to cut it. 

Some surround sound speakers or additional screens definitely won’t hurt your man cave credibility either ;).

Fridge

Depending on the amount of space you have to work with (and how ambitious you are), you might even want to consider going for the full bar, like this one from The Family Handyman. At the very least though, you need to have a space for a mini fridge. It’s unreasonable to expect your friends to head all the way upstairs for a beer while the game is on.

Games

The focus of your man cave is generally going to be the game that is going on on the TV. That said, it’s always good to have something to help take your mind off the fact that yet another week has gone by where your fantasy team has completely let you down. Again, this is very space-dependent. We love this bar-style ring and hook game that you can make yourself or purchase online

If you have some extra room to spare, throw some table games in there (think pool table or foosball or even a pinball machine!).

Memorabilia 


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No man cave is complete without some cool decorations to line the walls. You have a lot of options here. Rep your favorite team with some jerseys or pictures. Hang some championship banners. Put up some memorabilia from your favorite bands. There really is no wrong way to go.

Seating

This is a no-brainer, but selecting the correct type of seating is crucial. You can go the sofa route, or you can go with individual seats. When choosing, you probably need to consider how many people you’ll normally be expecting to watch with, as well as your budget. Buying 3-4 individual seats is probably going to me more expensive than a couch. 


 

    When game day roles around, make sure you have the right snacks, beer, and other accommodations (like good wifi) for your guests. Once you do, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your new man cave! 

    *** Man Cave’s for Apartment Dwellers ***

    Don’t have enough space for a man cave in your apartment? That’s okay, there’s still plenty of things you can do to make your home game-day-ready! 

    • Consider mounting your TV to save that precious floor space and make more room for guests.
    • Have a balcony? Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather by making use of your outdoor space! Maybe even consider setting up a mini-bar/ putting a cooler outside. 
    • Make the downtime between quarters and during commercials more interesting with games like this football squares pool
    • What your apartment may lack in man-cave capabilities can all be made up for with great food. Have your football party catered!

    Happy football season!

    Best Days to Move in the Fall

    Summer is coming to an end *sigh*. And, while that might mean it’s time to put away your swimsuits and flip-flops, it also means that the most expensive time to move is coming to a close *un-sigh*. 

    Here are the best (aka cheapest) and worst times to move this fall:


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    **Note: green denotes cheap, red denotes expensive.**


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    Want to simplify the process? Let Moved coordinate the entire thing for you! We’ll find you quotes, book movers, reserve elevators, and do whatever else you might need! It’s free and simple.

    Back to School Guide: Moving off Campus

    College is said to be one of the most transformative periods of your life. Hopefully you’ve finally learned to do laundry and cook a nutritious meal (no, microwavable mac and cheese is not a meal). For the more audacious student, you might even move off campus and learn to deal with those much-rumored utility bills. We get that you’re really busy juggling classes and making time to hang out with your friends, so we’ve put together useful tips and tools to help you become the independent adult that your parents have been dreaming about for years.

    No Fee Rentals

    Looking for an apartment in New York City can seem daunting, especially if it’s your first time. But relax! There are a ton of resources to help you. StreetEasy is an awesome real estate hub for both sales and rentals. They make finding a place super simple and even give you a tool to choose the right neighborhood.  Search their platform, and check the “No Fee Only” box to save that [not so little] bit of extra money. 

    Roommates 

    For most people, their first time moving off campus is also their first time going through the process of finding a roommate. This is an important step, because you don’t want to be stuck living with someone who’s a slob and comes home on Tuesday at 2am causing a ruckus. Luckily for you, there are online resources to help to you do that, too! Check out Roomi. They provide an app that makes it quick and easy for you to find a trustworthy roommate. Gone are the days when you had to post an ad on Craigslist for a roommate and pray you didn’t accidentally choose a creeper.

    Boxes

    You don’t need to go out and spend money on cardboard boxes that you’re just going to get rid of after your move. A great place to get some is your local Target or Walmart. They are constantly getting rid of thousands of boxes and would be more than happy to give you some. Just ask. Lots of people also post ads on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace giving away boxes that they’d otherwise be putting in the trash. Save yourself some money and be environmentally friendly by repurposing boxes.

    $$$

    At the end of the day, you are a college student who likely (besides the little help from your parents) has little money to be spending on a move. There are tons of ways you can save money that we have outlined here.

    Best of luck with your move off campus! We know you’re going to have a blast, and if you need any help along the way, you know that Moved can handle whatever you need!

    Moved announces $3.2M fundraising round

    For the last two years the team at Moved has been incredibly focused on one thing: eliminating stress from the process of moving. This is no easy task. We’ve built a product and service which make this major life moment a lot easier than it has been in the past. We’ve created a team and a culture that is obsessed with delivering a world-class experience. And most important, we’ve listened. We talk to our customers —all day, everyday.

    We listen. We learn. And we act.

    Our latest round of funding is a testament to our amazing customers and the incredible team we’ve built. We have big plans ahead and this capital provides us with the resources to execute our vision and bring a better moving experience to everyone.

    A big thanks to all who have supported us along the way. More announcements coming soon… stay tuned.

    —The Moved Crew

    Read more here

    Finance Your Move – Moved x Affirm

    Here at Moved, we understand that moving is stressful. From researching, booking and coordinating to packing, transporting and unpacking, the tasks seemingly never end. And neither do the costs. Budgeting is a great way to start, but sometimes you have a big move coming up and the expense is unavoidable. 

    Today, we are taking another step to help you with your moving scaries. We are excited to announce our new partnership with Affirm to help you finance your move. Split your purchase into 3, 6, or 12 simple monthly payments (learn more). Say goodbye to renting a truck due to financial constraints and hello movers! By eliminating the upfront financial barrier through Affirm, you can let the pros do it and not fret about the cost.

    So, how’s Affirm work?

     


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    1. Enter your move details.


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    2. Get your quotes.


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    3. Select a quote with Affirm financing available.


    4. You’ll be redirected to Affirm’s website – fill in a few details and your done!

    Get started today at moved.com!

    Household Items that Serve as Packing Supplies


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    The cost of packing supplies, like most things when you are moving 🤦‍, can add up quickly. Luckily, there are lots of alternatives to packing paper, cardboard boxes, and bubble wrap that you already have sitting around your home!

    1. Towels, Blankets, Sheets and Comforters

    Soft cloth items are great for wrapping delicate things like plates and dishes. See the example below to get the most out of each towel/blanket.

    2. Suitcases, Chests and Laundry Bins

    Suitcases and chests are built for packing things safely, so why not use them to pack your stuff when you move? While we don’t recommend putting delicates inside, they’re great for clothes or other knick-knacks.

    Have a locking suitcase? You can even use it to ensure your jewelry gets to your new home securely.

    3. Trash Bags

    Instead of folding your clothes to pack them up before the move and then unfolding them all over again, just wrap them in trash bags. They’ll stay clean and unwrinkled; you won’t even have to take the hangers off!


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    4. Egg Cartons and Newspaper

    Newspaper especially is an excellent substitute to packing paper and bubblewrap. Use it to wrap your dishes and silverware or crumple it up to stuff bowls and glasses.

    Egg cartons are designed to cradle fragile items and can be reused to do just that. Line the sides of a box with egg cartons using double-sided tape, place your tiny delicates inside them for protection, or use them to divide your boxes into layers or compartments.

    5. Backpacks

    Have backpacks laying around? They may not be able to hold much, but anything you can fit in there is less space you need elsewhere.

    They’re also a great option to carry valuables that you’d rather have in your possession that on the moving truck. Think jewelry and antiques.

    6. Clothes, Socks and Shoes

    Clothes and socks are great for wrapping things for protection. You can even put smaller things inside of socks and ball them up for extra protection.

    In addition, shoes tend to just get thrown in a big box and tossed onto the moving truck without much thought, but if you stuff the shoes with things first, you’d be amazed at how much space it will save you. It will also prevent your shoes from getting smushed and help them maintain their shape throughout the move.

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    Best Days to Move in the Summer

    Summer is the most popular time of year to move. The weather is warm, kids are out of school, and leases are expiring. Naturally, it’s also the most expensive.
    Booking outside of peak season unfortunately isn’t an option for everyone. But to help, we’ve put together a moving calendar that highlights the cheapest times to move in the Summer months:


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    Green=cheapest, red=most expensive.


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    The most expensive times to move are the beginning, end, and middle (around the 15th) of every month, when leases are expiring. Weekends are also a peak time. Your best bet is Monday-Thursday.


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    It’s also important we note that the sooner you book, the better off you will be. Summer is coming fast, and slots are filling up!

    Want to simplify the process? Let Moved coordinate the entire thing for you! We’ll find you quotes, book movers, reserve elevators, and do whatever else you might need! It’s free and simple.

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    Should you hire a moving company? — A Flowchart

    So you’re FINALLY ready to move out. The apartment search is over, and you can’t wait to start life in your new home. But you’re not all the way yet. You still have to actually move. One of the most common questions surrounding moving is whether you should do it yourself or hire a moving company. And while hiring movers is often much easier, there are benefits to both options.

    We created a flowchart to help you find the best option for your situation!


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    Whether you decide to roll up your sleeves and get to work or leave the heavy lifting to the professionals, Moved is here to help you along the way.

    Hope you found this helpful :). Have a happy move!

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    How to Throw a Moving Party

    Moving is a stressful time, and having your friends around to help you through the process can make it a lot less daunting. But instead of asking them “hey, wanna come over to my place to pack boxes and lift heavy things for 5 hours?,” make a fun occasion out of it, and throw and moving party! It’ll make your big day a lot more enjoyable and give your friends a heck of a lot more reason to say yes.


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    Here are some suggestions to help you throw a great moving party:

    Be Prepared

    If you read our blog, you’ve probably heard these two words more times than you can count at this point. Like everything else in moving, it ALWAYS pays to be prepared.

    Packing is undesirable enough on its own. Your friends aren’t going to want to come over and have to deal with the chaos of organizing your stuff. Have a plan ahead of time. Know who is going to be at the party, what they like, and what they’re likely to be most useful doing. Make sure you have all the necessary supplies.

    On the flip side of that, make sure you aren’t running a bootcamp. You want to be productive but also fun and lighthearted. It’s about finding that happy medium.

    Have time for things other than moving.

    Yes, the purpose of the party is to get you all packed and ready for your move, but it’s still supposed to be fun. Take breaks. If the weather is nice, go outside, maybe even make the packing into some kind of competition (if your friends are the kind of people who would be into that).

    Like games? Make the party into a fun drinking game! It might include things like “take a drink every time a box is finished” or “finish your drink if you accidentally break something” (hopefully that one doesn’t happen often). When you’re all done and you have an empty floor, maybe play some Twister.

    Lastly, definitely have food and drinks, and most importantly, set the mood with some music!

    Music


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    Ever walk into a nice, relaxing restaurant and wonder why on earth they’re playing the latest EDM hits? The wrong music can kill the mood FAST, and you definitely don’t want that. Granted, you aren’t running an upscale restaurant. This is a moving party. The stakes aren’t nearly as high, but you still want your guests to enjoy the tunes.

    Consider having a playlist ready for your party. You’re probably going to want something that is going to give your friends some energy. Here’s a moving playlist we created.

    Have your friends help you decide what to get rid of.

    Another way to make your moving party fun is to get everyone engaged in your move.

    Have too much stuff? As your friends go through your closets, tell them to make three piles: (1) things to keep, (2) things to sell/donate, (3) things to throw out. Now you get to see what your friends really think of that favorite sweater you wear all the time ;).

    Alcohol

    Loss of motor skills and moving heavy things don’t necessarily go hand in hand, but this also isn’t necessarily a blog about safety. A little alcohol can go a long way in making moving fun. Wine seems like a popular choice for moving parties, but you know your friends better than we do. A nice assortment can’t hurt.

    Use Solo Cups

    Serving your drinks in disposable cups will allow you to pack the glasses you’d otherwise be using at your party. It also makes for a very easy cleanup. No washing, just throw them away.

    The same goes for disposable plates and silverware!

    FOOD


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    Moving is stressful enough, so we aren’t suggesting you go an prepare a three course meal for your guests, but you should definitely provide them with some sustenance, especially if heavy lifting is involved.

    Pizza is the most obvious and probably the easiest, but thinking outside the box (no pun intended) is always fun too. Chinese, Mexican, burgers and hot dogs are a few simple things that come to mind. Maybe even have food themed around where you’re moving (if you’re feeling ambitious).

    Whatever you serve, keep in mind any dietary restrictions your guests might have and provide enough options to suit everyone’s needs. They’re helping you move, it’s the least you can do :).

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    10 Tips to Save Money on Your Move

    In addition to being tremendously stressful (which we’re here to fix ;)), moving can burn a whole in your pocket QUICKLY. And we don’t know about you, but we’re never opposed to some simple ways to save some cash.

    Here’s some easy tips that can help you save big during your move:

    1. Use household items instead of bubble wrap.

    Want to be environmental and economical all at once? Use bath towels, comforters and blankets, clothing, or any other soft materials you might have in your home to pack your stuff. It’ll save you space, money, and reduce the amount of plastic waste you’re creating. That’s a win-win-win!

    2. Don’t buy boxes.

    So many retailers use more cardboard boxes in a day than they know what to do with. Go to your local Target or Walmart and ask them if they have any leftover boxes that they’re throwing away. You can also go to places like Craigslist where people frequently post ads giving away free used boxes. Again, save the planet and save money all in one!

    3. Buy your own supplies.

    Instead of buying things you need from the moving company on the day of the move, go to Lowe’s or Home Depot and make sure you have everything ahead of time. The moving company will charge you an arm and a leg.

    4. Be ready when the movers arrive.

    Moving companies charge by the hour. If all your things are packed and ready to go by the time they get there, it will save them time and you money.

    Along with this, packing yourself instead of having them pack for you will save you lots of money.

    5. Bring your stuff outside.

    If you’re moving out of a small apartment and can get all of your belongings out to the curb prior to the move, then your movers will have to do significantly less work (you’ll get charged for curbside pickup instead of apartment pickup).

    6. Give an accurate inventory.

    Movers give you your a based on the inventory you provide them with. If you underestimate the number of things you have, the cost of your move may turn out to be more than they actually quoted you. Be as accurate as you possibly can. For the best results, make a video inventory.

    7. Get creative with containers.

    If you’re going to be moving with suitcases or laundry baskets, use them to pack your stuff instead of cardboard boxes to save space.

    8. Book your move off peak time.

    This is a big one! Movers are always more busy during the first and last 5 days of the month. They also do the vast majority of their business in the warmer months. Book your move mid-month or in the winter to save lots of money.

    9. Get rid of things you don’t need.

    The most obvious way to reduce the cost of your move is to have less things to move. Purge what you don’t need OR save even more money by selling your stuff to offset the cost of your move!

    10. Just pay for labor.

    Particularly on long distance moves (where the movers traditionally charge you for the time it takes them to drive between locations), you can rent your own truck and just pay for the labor to load and unload your things. If you don’t mind driving, this will limit your moving cost dramatically.

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