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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Move to Colorado

Moving can be expensive and there are many things to consider (such as the cost of your new home, packing supplies, movers, transportation, etc.). Fortunately, there are several little tips and tricks that you can use to cut down the cost of relocating. Here are five ways to save money on your move to Colorado.

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  • Use your own supplies. It may be tempting to purchase moving supplies, but you can save a tremendous amount of money by using your own boxes, tape, and other materials. Look around your home for boxes. If you need more, you can usually get them for free from liquor stores and warehouses. Don’t waste all of your money on fancy packaging supplies like bubble wrap! Sure, these materials can come in handy for fragile items like dishes, but the majority of your things can be wrapped in other materials such as blankets for protection.
  • Get rid of items that you don’t want or need. If you don’t want or need it, why have it? Avoid hanging onto items that you “might need some day.” If you haven’t used it in months, why would you suddenly need it now? Try selling your items online for extra cash or holding a yard sale. You can also donate items to your local Goodwill or another charity. The less you take with you, the less your cost of moving will be.
  • Hire a good moving company. Conduct thorough research on the best Colorado moving companies and compare their options and prices. Make sure they offer all of the services you want or need. Nearly all of them will offer household moving, but if your business is relocating or if you are moving internationally, you may want to see whether they can accommodate you. You should also ask about their insurance policies. A good insurance policy can save you a lot of money in the long run if your items become lost, stolen, or damaged.
  • Organize your utilities. Paying for one set of utilities can be expensive enough. Make sure you aren’t paying for anything twice. As soon as you find out you are moving, begin making phone calls to arrange for utilities in your new home and notify your current company when to cut off the services in your old one. This will help you avoid being charged for two different locations and avoid being charged late fees, cancellation fees, and other expenses.
  • Keep track of all of your expenses. Any time you spend money on moving, write it down. Whether it is the cost of moving supplies, paying for movers, or your home itself, the amounts should be kept track of. This can help you get a tax break in April. If you are moving for a new job, you may be able to provide your list of expenses to your employer and have them reimburse you. Also, keep track of any donations you make to charity while getting rid of your extras before the move, as these could mean another tax deduction. It may not be a lot, but every little bit helps.

 

Have you or are you planning to move to Colorado or another area? If so, what are your best money-saving secrets? Have you tried any of these tips? Leave a comment and let us know!

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