If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you could save on moving costs by moving on your own or with a few friends and family members. In addition to cutting back on the costs of moving, you also can watch your belongings more closely, therefore reducing the likelihood of damage to your things. You also have more freedom, peace of mind and flexibility regarding your timeline. For example, some moving companies will let you return the moving truck within a generous time frame, allowing you to move to your new house at a more comfortable pace. This can also be a great option for smaller moves, such as a one-bedroom apartment.