A DIY move saves money with proper planning and prep. Part of that planning includes accounting for not just the cost of petrol, but how your vehicle consumes the petrol in traffic. Plan your move for off-peak traffic times to save a bit of money.
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Mint.com gives some handy tips about saving money during a move. Our favourite tip is to drive your vehicle at off-peak times instead of rush hour. A rental truck gets lousy mileage when compared to a consumer vehicle, which means it's going to be more expensive to drive in heavy traffic. Your own vehicle, weighed down, also costs more to drive during peak times.
If your move is longer than a few hours, use those peak times for a rest break or a meal. Moving can be rough, so don't add fighting rush hour to the mix.
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