Save Money on Moving

Without careful planning, you can waste a lot of time and money relocating.

Planning a move? If not, you soon will be. In fact, one-third of twentysomethings move every year, according to U-Haul. And those moves can be especially challenging for cash-strapped Starting Outers who often have to deal with the added complication of roommates. I moved from a downtown Washington, D.C., apartment to a three-bedroom row house this spring, so I interviewed several experts to learn the things I should have done to execute my move like a pro. Turns out I did a few things right and a lot of things wrong. Here are four valuable lessons to learn before your next move:

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Former Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance