To save on a move, you need to calculate all of the costs up front. People often think a do-it-yourself move is cheaper, but they forget all that's involved from truck rental and extra packing or loading help, to traveling costs like gas, tolls, hotels and meals. Add to that boxes, tape, and other packing supplies and it can really add up. Some money can be saved by using recycled boxes and employing friends to help, but you may have to triple-tape those boxes to make them sturdy enough or cover medical bills if one of your friends injures himself humping your mega TV down the hall steps. Make a complete budget listing every potential move expense. Plan for some extra expenses, like hiring a last-minute professional to help you actually load the truck safely, or for a big takeout meal for all of your helpers.