Ways to Save Money and Time Before Your Local Move

Ways to Save Money and Time Before Your Local Move

Wed, Jun 16, 2021 4:03 PM

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It can take a significant amount of time and money to move from one place to another. When preparing your relocation plan, you must consider the cost of your time and efforts as well as your moving budget. Saving money during a move is a difficult task for many families. While your kitchen is being unpacked, having a cushion in your budget can frequently mean less stress or a few extra restaurant delivery dinners.

What are the most efficient ways to save money on a move, though? We have the skills you need to save money while still preparing for a smooth and pleasant moving experience as professional movers who have worked with thousands of moving families. Our top six practical money-saving relocation strategies are as follows:


Reduce Your Cargo Weight

The cost of a moving truck is determined by its size and weight. Your belongings will be less expensive to transport if they are compact and lightweight. This provides you with the best opportunity for a strategic cleaning. Not only will you be able to get rid of old clothes and furniture that you don't need, but you'll also be able to get rid of items that you wish to replace. Toss or give away old appliances, furniture, grills, and toys that need to be replaced anyhow, and then buy new ones when you get to your new home.


Instead of Buying, Collect Packing Materials

Purchasing packing goods for a move might be extremely costly. Boxes and packing paper alone make up a large portion of your packing supplies; however, you don't necessarily need to use official moving boxes to move efficiently. Start gathering cartons and other packing materials a few months ahead of time so you don't have to rush out and buy a lot of boxes when it's time to move. Inspect each box you plan to keep to ensure that it is durable, undamaged, and free of any remaining organic chemicals that could attract pests. Rather than buying packing material, save newspapers and other large paper products. Remember that newspaper print might smear delicate china and other valuables, so wrap them in plain paper.


Pack the Stuff That You Can

Using a professional mover to pack your belongings is generally considered a luxury and, in some situations, a business expense. Allocate time to pack the majority of the house yourself if you want to save money on a household move. Folding clothes into boxes, wrapping and stacking electronics, and removing cupboards into new containers are all tasks that you and your family can generally handle. Hire a local moving company to pack delicate items like fine china and heavy appliances that may be difficult to pack on your own.





Use Other Materials as Paddings

To pack everything, you don't need any paper. Packing with stuff you want to take with you is one creative way to save weight, bulk, and packing materials all in one fell swoop. T-shirts and bathroom towels, for example, offer excellent padding for electronics and other breakable objects. To keep plates from rattling, stack them in the folds of a towel. Wrap your gaming consoles and remote controls in t-shirts to prevent them from cracking during transport. This saves room in your garment boxes and cuts down on the amount of packing material you'll need to buy.


Drive Your Own Car if You Can

It will cost you more to have your car transported by a moving company, but there are some advantages to driving your own car. If you drive, you not only save money on transportation, but you can also conveniently move your personal belongings and objects that won't fit into the moving truck. Instead of paying for specialized transportation, pack the family's overnight necessities in the trunk and then easily load up domestic pets and indoor plants onto the backseat.


Make a Plan for You and Your Movers

You want your movers to move as swiftly as possible when loading and unloading the moving vehicle. This could be approached in a variety of ways.

  • Make sure you've finished packing and that your belongings are ready to be loaded into the moving van. This guarantees that your movers spend all of their time loading rather than waiting.

  • Prepare the new house so that it is unlocked and ready to be unloaded into right away when you arrive.

  • Compare moving quotations to prevent fake savings based on inaccurate time estimates.

  • Call your professional movers ahead of time to discuss strategy and preparedness.


Final Thoughts

Moving is an exciting time in anyone's life, and saving money on your move allows you to enjoy it more. Hold a garage sale, donate anything you no longer need (or intend to replace), and pack effectively so you can relax and enjoy the savings once you get at your new home.


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