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7 ways to save on moving costs

Move during offseason
Move during offseason

Move during offseason

Save money by scheduling your move between September and May, when rates tend to be lowest.

"Generally speaking, moving companies are busiest during the summer months because most people with school-age children move when the children are on summer vacation," Poage says.

Bisney agrees that customers usually get the best rates during these months. He adds that you can net far greater savings by moving offseason than you can by simply moving on a weekday versus a weekend, or during a certain time of the month.

"Still, professional moving is like any business, so you may see a higher price on weekends if the overall demand is high," he says.

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