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5 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Move to/from Jacksonville, Florida

5 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Move to/from Jacksonville, Florida

While moving can increase anxiety, being both time consuming and costly, you can make economically-wise decisions on your next move. Thankfully, Stewart Moving & Storage saves the day, providing you with the following tips to save money on your next move to/from Jacksonville, Florida to get you on your way.

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  1. Purge Before Packing

One of the easiest ways to cut your cost and save time when moving is to declutter by purging items you no longer need. The elimination of broken appliances, out-of-date electronics and unworn clothing will lighten your load and even save you money when hiring a moving company.

 

  1. Collect as Many Free Boxes as Possible

If you keep your eyes open, free moving boxes can be found all around you. You will not only be saving money by using recycled boxes, but you would also be helping save the environment by not purchasing new boxes.

Here are a few ideas of places to look for your free boxes:

  • Craigslist
  • Freecycle
  • Ask your Mover- they often have free used boxes on hand
  • Facebook Community Groups
  • Grocery Stores
  • Office Supply chains
  • College Dorms

Make sure that your moving boxes are clean and sturdy – just because they are free doesn’t mean they are in good condition. Here’s another resource for finding moving boxes.

Remember that when you are done with your moving boxes, there may be someone else who would appreciate your free and sturdy boxes.

 

  1. Examine Your Moving Contract Carefully

Once you have chosen a moving company, be certain to examine and consider your insurance and liability options. Stewart Moving & Storage offers two types of coverage options: Full Value Protection and Released Value Protection.

While Full Value Protection may cost you more, it is worth the peace of mind it provides – while Released Value Protection costs you nothing, reducing the liability of Stewart Moving & Storage to $0.60 per pound, per article.

Here’s some tips for moving locally. 

Always remember to take a look at the add-on prices or extra fees in your estimate, making certain you are not being overcharged for a service you may not need. Stewart Moving & Storage is here to help answer any questions you may have as they also offer a BBB accredited service (A+ rated)!

 

  1. Deduct Your Moving Fees from Your Taxes

According to TurboTax, if your move is work-related, you may be able to claim the cost of your moving expenses as a deduction on your federal income tax return.

While not all of your moving expenses can be deducted, general tax deductions for moving your family and possessions are: required lodging (not meals) en route to your new home, costs of moving household goods, and temporary storage of your household goods (up to 30 days).

Save your receipts, keep track of your mileage as Uncle Sam may reward you the following tax season with a partial reimbursement of your moving costs. Cha-ching! You can learn more details about moving tax deductions here.

 

  1. Check the References

In order to avoid scams and rogue movers, always check your moving company’s references. You can save yourself a lot of headache and expense when verifying your moving company’s licensing and certifications.

Stewart Moving & Storage is professionally licensed as all professional local moving companies should have a license number issued to them by the state in which they are regulated.

Stewart Moving & Storage has earned an award winning moving status for local, long distance and international services with an esteemed AMSA (American Moving & Storage Association) ProMover Certification. They offer affordable moving, storage, packing rates and much more. Learn more about their services in Jacksonville here.

We hope these tips to save money on your next move to/from Jacksonville, Florida have been helpful. If you are moving locally in Jacksonville, Florida make the smart choice – choose Stewart Moving & Storage for your next move.