7 ways to save on moving costs

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Whether heading across the country or down the street, movers can make the journey to a new house or apartment cheaper than you might think.

“The key to making your move less expensive, less stressful and less hectic is to get organized before you move, stay organized throughout the move and keep a positive attitude,” says Martha Poage, author of “The Moving Survival Guide.”

There are many ways to trim moving costs. Some are pretty straightforward, and others are less obvious. Following are seven tips that may benefit you.

Bonus tip: Apply for a cash-back credit card and earn back a percentage of what you spend on moving.