Five Ways to Save on Professional Moving Costs

Save on professional moving costs by using these five strategies.

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Hiring professional movers takes a huge weight off literally and figuratively, but it can be costly. At least eight weeks before you move, you should start familiarizing yourself with your options and your budget. If you are making an interstate move, you should figure out your overall relocation budget. 

When hiring professional movers for the job be sure to check out their cancellation policies and liability coverage before signing a contract. Look for moving companies that are licensed and insured, so you can rest assured that your move will be in good hands. 

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.