Changing Rentals? Save on Your Next Move

How renters can save a few bucks when moving apartments
How renters can save a few bucks when moving apartments

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, renters have much higher rates of moving than homeowners. The website, Costhelper.com, shows that the average cost of hiring a mover for a two-bedroom apartment runs from $300 to $450, and a three-bedroom unit could cost as much as $600 to 900. So it stands to reason that moving every year, or even every couple of years, can multiply into a hefty sum of money.

Over the course of five years, if you were to move each year into a new apartment, you could be spending anywhere from $1,500 to $4,500. And that's not including the money that you'll shell out for packing supplies and other unexpected costs.

So to avoid handing over more money than you care to spend, here are some tips on saving during your next move.