5 moves to cut moving van costs

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Do-it-yourself moves are typically stressful, backbreaking and sweaty, but here’s a look at how you can at least box up big savings when renting a moving van.

“If you do all of these things, you will save money — no question about it,” says Dain Howell, associate program manager of moving-van rental firm U-Haul International.

Howell says customers who do a little advanced planning can save time and money when they rent a moving van. “Planning ahead is the most important thing,” he says.

Following are moves consumers can make to get the best deals on moving vans and trailers.

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