Saying goodbye to a home or apartment you’ve called home for so many years can be hard. But you know what’s harder? Trying to figure out how you are going to move house from one place to another without having to spend too much money.

Here are a few ways you can move house or apartment without needing to break out all of your savings.

Sort your items

After you make the final decision to move, the first thing you do is look around your current home. You may have acquired a large number of tins from the mints you’ve been consuming, alongside an excellent collection of dress shirts and pants as your work clothes.

Now, to lessen the number of things you need to move, it’s a good idea to go through each item in your home and sort them. Put them in different piles: one to be thrown away, sold, donated, or thrown away. It’s best to do this well in advance, especially if you plan to sell some of the items. That way, you don’t have to worry about time constraints.

Consider a DIY move

Hiring movers can get expensive, especially those who charge per hour. If you can, try to get the help of friends or family for the move and get a same-day truck rental service that will allow you to do the move your way.

With DIY move you can set the pace without much trouble and it can even lessen the stress on yourself and your wallet as you will be doing most of the legwork.

Ship boxes through the mail

If you’re moving a long way, another great option to consider is shipping your items through the mail. Send it to your new address, and ask either the post office or your new landlord to take the boxes in for you.

That way, you only have to worry about taking fewer items with you when it’s time to leave your old life for a new one.

If you set aside all the effort put into it, moving is a great way to spend time with your friends. You will find out who your real friends are and you can also enjoy each others’ company while you both carry your bed or dresser the truck you hired. Stay safe and practice the correct posture when lifting heavy objects to avoid injury and more.