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When school is out for the summer and the weather is mild, many people are moving to a new home (or maybe back home if you’re a student). Whether it be across the county or just down the street, moving can be an EXPENSIVE undertaking. You don’t need to pay full price though, here are 5 easy ways to save when moving.

1. Consolidate and Eliminate.

Get rid of doubles, anything you don’t LOVE, wouldn’t buy OVER AGAIN, anything not adding VALUE to your life and anything not EFFECTIVE.

2. Download the MOVING VAN app.

Use it to inventory your items and know which box contains which items.  This app will really help with motivating you to get rid of stuff you don’t need.  This is also ideal for giving to your insurance company when you get homeowners or renters insurance.

3. Get New Insurance Quotes.

Now that you have your possessions all inventoried in your MovingVan App, you are ready to re-assess your new insurance needs.  Perhaps you’re downsizing and can save a TON on what you really need to be covered.  Or maybe you are moving to a less risky area.  Whatever you do, don’t forget to get new homeowners/renters, auto, boat, RV, and motorcycle insurance ASAP.

This would also be a great time to see if a security system will save you money in the long run by lowering your homeowners insurance!

4. Try a new quick and new moving service.

Don’t settle for the expensive, time-consuming and outdated moving companies!

One new option is U-Pack.  According to one happy customer, U-Pack is Designed to Save.
“I received several moving quotes before choosing U-Pack. By far the lowest price with the best reputation.” – Alison & David M.
This is just one reason so many customers choose U-Pack. But the good news doesn’t stop there. Go check them out and see how quick, cheap and painless moving can be!

5. Pack carefully to minimize losses.

I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories of friends or family members have their furniture dropped, scratched, and mishandled. Or heirloom china was broken due to careless packing.  It’s critical that you take the time when packing to do it correctly.

Wikihow published this step by step tutorial on how to pack for a move.

What tips do you have for saving money and minimizing stress when moving? Please comment and share with a friend who might need this article!