When you go new places with Atlas, we want you to get the best value from your moving budget. That means saving money on your moving expenses—even making money in the process. Here are 19 practical tips for lowering your moving costs.
If your gas, electric or water utility has not yet returned the deposit you made for your current address, ask for the money now. If you have paid your bills on time, request a good customer letter. It might save you a utility deposit in your new town.
Coupons can save you money on all kinds of purchases... dining and groceries, services for home and auto, even home furnishings. You can get coupons online at Groupon.com and LivingSocial.com. Visit www.entertainment.com to find books of coupons for meals, travel, and leisure. Such books are usually good for a year and may sell for $25 to $45. You can recoup the cost after a few meals. For even more options, go to your favorite search engine and enter coupons with your city's name.
It's smart to sell or give away things you are sure you won't need. However, don't be too hasty to get rid of furniture when you downsize. Replacing it may cost a lot more than you think. Keep any big pieces you might use. You can always sell or give them away after you've settled in.