Chipa reminds us pricey moves mean trying to save dough where ever possible:
- I have never paid straight cash for moving costs (and I have moved six times in the last five years! Yikes!) I always collect boxes from grocery stores/liquor stores/friends and hire my friends to help. In return for their help, I always either cook them dinner (they love my cooking) or buy pizzas/beer. Also, I always help when a friend needs to move. Even though I am a lousy lifter, I am great at packing. This last move (I moved to China), I gave most of them free reign in whatever I was ditching — mostly pantry food and refrigerator food.