Consider a DIY move

If you can move your belongings by yourself or with the help of a few friends (many folks are happy to help in exchange for food and cold beer), then this can be a great way to save a significant chunk of money. Moving yourself will take more time and energy, but this is an agreeable trade-off for many people who have these resources in abundance while running a bit shorter on cash. If you do decide to hire a moving company, be sure to ask about all fees they charge – some companies have added or even “hidden” fees for various reasons, so find out the total amount your bill will be (or could be) before booking a service.