Investing a little time and sweat-equity in your project can also save you a bundle on your project. You can save the delivery charges for the materials needed for your project by picking them up instead of having them delivered. All you need is a truck or a trailer to transport the materials. If you don’t own a truck or cannot borrow one from a friend, you can still pick up materials and save money. If, for example, you know you will need to pick up materials over a period of time, you can buy a used utility trailer to tow with your vehicle. The trailer will need to be large enough to handle flat materials that measure 4 x 8 feet. Once you finish your project, you can sell the trailer, recover most of your investment, and avoid delivery fees. If, on the other hand, you have the space to store materials until they are needed and you can pick up all materials in a day or two, you can rent a trailer or a small truck from a rental company. The small amount you will spend on a 24-hour or 48-hour local rental will be only a fraction of the usual delivery charges.

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