One of the best ways to save some money during a move is to utilize Craigslist.org to buy or sell furniture. This is helpful for all moves, but can be especially helpful for long-distance moves.
Paying a company to move your items a few hundred miles or across the country gets to be very pricey. For a lot of people, the price of moving can exceed the value of the items themselves, so it simply doesn’t make sense to shell out big money to move everything.
For these customers, we recommend slimming down what they will move. Myself and others here at Big City Moving have had great success in the past with getting rid of a few things before a move. Not only did it put a little extra cash into my pocket, but it helped me to get rid of things that simply would not have had a place in my new apartment. I was able to find a buyer for a sofa set, a large bureau, a coffee table, and some other odds and ends all over a regular two day weekend.
One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of people who use Craigslist expect to barter or negotiate the prices. For this reason, it is usually a good idea to set the prices a little bit higher than what you will actually let the items sell for. For example, if you want no less than $200 for an item, it is a good idea to set the initial price at $250 or $225. That way, if someone replies and asks (as they usually do) if the price is flexible, you will have somewhere to go without getting less than you really want to get.
If you are moving long distance and you sell some items before moving, you might want to check Craigslist in the new location. You can re-invest the money that you got from selling items by buying some furniture on Craigslist. If you look around with a bit of patience, it is likely that you will find the items that you want for a much better price than you would get from any store.
If you need assistance with picking up or delivering furniture from Craigslist, Big City Moving is happy to help! View our Furniture Delivery page at the following link: Furniture Delivery.
Thanks for reading, and good luck on Craigslist!