While I say this somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I have a killer (and easy) money saving tip for you… Live next to someone who’s moving. Our best friends and next door neighbors in our old neighborhood made a killing when we moved out. First off, we gave them priority when it came to picking through the stuff that we were selling during our moving sale. They got a screaming deal on a nice computer hutch, as well as a number of other prime items for a song. And while we did our best to run our food supply down prior to the move, there were a number of perishables that we couldn’t take with us that were still left at the very end. So what did we do? Simple, we invited the neighbors over to take what they wanted. In terms of lawn care, we were moving from a neighborhood full of tall fescue lawns to a house with a bermuda lawn — thus, the neighbors got the better part of a big bag of tall fescue grass seed. And when move out day finally rolled around, I decided that I didn’t want to mess with hauling gas for the mower and trimmer. Thus, the neighbors got a few gallons of gas, complete with the gas can.
For more information on moving, check out my Roadmap for a Successful Relocation.