When you have landed a new house or apartment, the last thing that you want to spend money on is cardboard, packing tape and labor to move your belongings. With these tips, you too can save money moving.
Sell or Donate Some Stuff:
The easiest way to you can save money moving is to limit the number of belongings you need to move. Look around your closets, shelves, and cabinets and locate items that you have not used, worn or enjoyed in the last year. Consider donating these items.
Take a Tax Deduction on Donated Items:
The IRS allows you another way to save money moving by allowing income tax deductions for donations to certain charitable organizations. Donate your unwanted items to national organizations such as Goodwill or find a local LGBT charity that accepts donations and has 501(c)(3) status (to receive an IRS deduction).
Track your expenses:
If you are moving for work, there may be another tax deduction you can take advantage of. You may be eligible to write off some of your moving expenses the next time you file your income taxes. In order to take a tax write-off on moving expenses, the IRS requires that your move is closely related to the start of work, your new workplace is at least 50 miles farther from your old home, and you for at least 39-weeks immediately following your move. Read the full rules here.
Get Free Boxes & Packing Supplies:
Save money and help the environment by hunting for free boxes. We suggest getting moving supplies from someone that recently has moved using websites like Craigslist, Reddit, NextDoor or Facebook. Another common method is to check with a local Liquor store or grocery store and see if they have any extra boxes in their stock room.
Get Competitive Moving Quotes:
Use a tool such as Moving.com to receive an instant quote for many different moving companies.