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Moving into a CTBest Apartment on a Tight Budget

Moving into a CTBest Apartment on a Tight Budget

CTBest Apartments MovingWhether you are moving from New York to Stamford or cross-country, moving costs can quickly add up. Moving into a CTBest apartment is an exciting adventure but it can be challenging on your budget if not properly planned. From packing boxes to renting a truck and paying for gas, there are plenty of ways to cut moving costs. Here’s our quick guide to saving every penny possible and making your moving experience just as pleasurable as your apartment.

Research the Costs of DIY vs. Professional Services

Don’t automatically assume that hiring movers will be more expensive than moving yourself. A rental truck may offer a better deal but often moving on your own means you spend more than you would on a U-Haul and professional movers. When considering hiring professionals, collect at least three quotes from different companies. If you move in the winter, it’s possible that you’re contacting them during the off-season and will receive a lower rate.

If you plan to move yourself, do your research and factor in truck rental, gas and paying or feeding any friends or family that help. Whether you choose to move yourself or hire a professional, hit the road at the right time to avoid rush hour. Whether you’re using your own full-to-the-brim vehicle or renting a truck, your weighed-down ride will get poor gas mileage. Cut money costs by avoiding thick traffic.

Be Smart About Packing

Moving costs often factor down to the amount of stuff you’re actually moving. One of the easiest ways to save money is to not move everything. Before you even begin packing, conduct a thorough inventory of your belongings to determine what “sparks joy” (KonMari Method) and what you can live without. You can even offset moving expenses by selling gently used items at a garage sale or online.

Once you have determined what will be packed and what will be sold or donated, you have to find boxes to accommodate your remaining items. The boxes you can buy from moving companies are wonderful but pricey. Before your move, ask friends and family for empty, sturdy boxes. You can also ask retail stores, liquor stores and office supply stores for empty boxes they are willing to give away for free. You can also browse Freecycle or Craigslist for free boxes or bulks of boxes for low cost. Once you find the boxes you need, don’t waste money on packing materials. There are very few items that actually need protective bubble wrap. You can use bedding, towels and even clothes to protect glass items and other breakables during the move.

Pay Attention to Utility Bills

Check your utility bill or call the company to see if you can have your bill prorated to your departure date. If you do not have a prorated bill and your billing cycle and moving date do not line up, you will be paying for time not used. Try to plan ahead so that you don’t pay for an extra month of service.

Stamford, Branford and Norwalk Moving Resources

Moving and storage companies are ready and willing to help you with your move to Stamford, Branford and Norwalk, whether you’re moving from out of state or from another county in Connecticut. Movers.com offers tons of resources for you to get quotes for the following services and more:

For more information on distinctive apartment communities that feature a wide variety of floor plans, amenities, luxury and convenience in Stamford, Norwalk and throughout southern Connecticut, visit www.ctbestapts.com. For leasing information and pricing, call or text Desiree at 203-223-1665.

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