5 ways moving could actually save you money

By Christina Lavingia/GOBankingRates.com

Unless you're downsizing, moving isn't usually associated with saving money. After all, between hiring movers, renting a U-Haul, furnishing the new space and making a ton of back-and-forth trips (not to mention potentially having to break your lease), moving is usually something people have to do -- not something they choose to do to save money.

But if you're moving locally -- or even out of state for work or other reasons -- costs can vary within a city, and there are some ways you can save money if you plan ahead.

Here are several ways you can save money with a new address:

1. Your commute could be more fuel-efficient