A good place to start saving on a move is by cutting back on moving boxes and packing supplies. There are many ways to get free used boxes and one of them is people that have recently moved.
Free Moving Boxes
You should always protect your belongings when moving. But at the same time you need to protect your property. Moving appliances and large furniture can cause damages to wood floors, carpet and walls.
How to Protect Carpets, Floors and Walls
We write a lot of how-to guides that show you what to do and how to prepare for a move. And here is a hilarious guide to what not to do when hiring movers.
What Not To Do When Moving
Hiring local day labor is another option to move. They might offer you flat or lower hourly rates, but there are plenty of scammers out there. Therefore rather than taking the risk of dealing with day laborers that have not much of a track record, it is far better to hire professional movers that have been in the business for years. Another important factor to consider is mover reviews.
Professional Movers vs Day Laborers
Moving yourself in a rental truck can save you money. However, a wrong size truck could cost you even more. Guide to how to rent a right moving truck for DIY move.
Different Types of Moving Trucks