Moving can be quite expensive. It does not matter whether you are moving locally, internationally, alone, with your entire family, etc., it will break your budget. Financial things can worsen when you have to buy a home before moving. Who has the strength to think about moving costs after all the paying you have done for down payments and closing costs? Well, you must have that strength! There is no going back now.

But, what if we told you that moving does not have to break your bank? You can get discounts for almost any moving service you imagine. You just have to be prepared to do a lot of research and a lot of asking around. Do not worry; we are also here to help you out by sharing all you need to know about moving discounts. Stick around if you want to know more.

Moving Discounts For Military Members

Almost anybody can find and use coupons to save money when moving house. But, military members and veterans are the ones getting the most moving discounts even without coupons. All they have to do is ask around.

Active military members will have the least worries when it comes to moving as the state usually takes care of these kinds of expenses. But, discharged members, veterans, and all their family members get a lot of discounts too. For instance, most moving companies in the USA offer a 10% discount on truck rental. Some moving companies even offer free storage solutions for all military members.

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All USA companies are proud to serve soldiers who serve their country.

Moving Discounts For Union Members

Many labor unions work with moving companies across the USA to ensure that the income increments they get for their union members extend even further. Because of that, you will find companies helping union members and their families make their moving experience more manageable and more stress-free.

If you are a union member, you can get a discount on various moving services. Besides the discount on truck rentals for your move, you can also get a discount on packing materials, storage solutions, shipping, road assistance, and even on insurance. Keep in mind that some things are more costly than others, but with a little bit of coupon ‘creativity,’ you will be able to reduce the price of those things significantly.

Moving Discounts For Seniors

Moving can be especially hard for seniors. With all the moving costs, it is hard for them to live frugally and enjoy their retirement after relocating to the new home. But, there are great companies out there who want to honor the seniors by providing them with all sorts of moving discounts.

For instance, almost all moving companies give seniors a 5% discount on their total cost of moving. Those same companies will also offer hotel accommodation discounts of around 30% for all seniors moving internationally.

You do not have to be a senior, that is, you do not have to be retired to enjoy these discounts. You just have to be above 50 years old. So, the next time you start looking for moving companies, mention your age and see what happens.

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Seniors do not have to worry about the high prices of moving anymore.

Moving Discounts For Students

Students (high school and college students) also always get a moving discount. This is because moving companies know that students could never afford to move with their help. So, they have created many deals for almost all of their services – packing supplies, heavy lifting, truck rentals, etc. Some companies even offer a 20% discount on storage even after the move.

Thus, if you are a student in need of a move, keep an eye on a couponing guide for students! This guide is especially important if you are an international student as it will show you how to find coupons for accommodation, food, and drinks, as well as on books and college necessities.

Moving Discounts For Unemployed

It is no secret that we live in challenging times. The unemployment rate in the USA is currently around 14%, and it keeps on rising. This is happening because of the pandemic that hit the entire world. A lot of companies have closed, and thus, a lot of people have lost their jobs. Now, many of those people are forced to move.

Moving when unemployed seems like a mission impossible, but there are still some moving companies out there willing to help. Of course, you will do everything in your power to save money and find used boxes for your belongings instead of new ones, or ask friends for help rather than hire moving companies.

If you are looking for discounts and cheap deals for other services, keep in mind that some companies offer free truck rentals and free storage solutions for laid-off people. So, if you plan on moving anytime soon, there is no better time to ask for that discount than now.

Be sure that all moving companies are willing to help the unemployed! A woman carrying a box.

Off-Season Moving Discounts

If you are not a military or a union member, a student, senior or unemployed, the discounts from above will not help you much. But, do not worry, there is a way to find couponing deals and discounts for moving and save some of your money.

For instance, you should know that all moving companies charge extra for their service in spring and summer. This is because the moving season is at its peak at those months. So, if you want a good deal, hire a moving agency for late summer, autumn or winter. For even more moving discounts, hire those movers in advance! Moving companies always offer discounts for early and off-season bookings. 

Author Bio

Angie Sims has been working as a moving counselor for the last ten years. She specializes in working with people who are in need. Being a wife and mother of three, she is always looking for good discounts and bargains, so couponing has become one of her biggest hobbies. In her free time, she also enjoys writing and photographing.