Moving to a new home can be a really exciting project but it can also be a very expensive one. There’s the cost of securing your new home as well as all of the expenses that come along with it. The secret to keeping your moving costs as low as possible will involve some planning. Putting a little extra effort in during the months leading up to your move can save you a ton of money when your packing up all of your belongings. Here’s a short list of the 4 things that can really save you money when you’re moving.
1. Discard, Donate, or Sell Unneeded Items: In the months leading up to your move, it may be a good idea to start combing through your belongings and getting rid of what you don’t need. Ideally, if your items are sellable then there are plenty of options for making a little money off of your items. You could try selling unwanted items on sites like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. Not only will this help keep a little extra cash in your pocket, but it will help make your move a little easier with fewer items to move.
2. Rent a Moving Container: If you’re doing the moving yourself and you think you’ll need a larger time window to load and unload then consider a moving container. With a moving container, a company will park a large container in your driveway and you can fill it up with your items at your own pace. When you’re ready, you contact the company and the service will move the container to your new home and then they will take the container away when you’re all done with it.
3. Purchase Your Own Packing Supplies: Shop around carefully for bulk packages of packing tape by watching out for sales at office supply stores. When you find a deal, stock up on those supplies. Also, months before your move it may be a good idea to start saving boxes and filling them in as you go to alleviate some of the stress of moving.
4. Hire Quality and Reliable Professionals: Moving can be very stressful as well as time-consuming especially if you’ve never done it before and are finding yourself a little unorganized. It may be a good idea to hire professional movers with an excellent track record to ensure that your move happens in a timely manner as well as your items are organized and protected during transit.
Moving may seem like a lot of work and that’s because it is! You may want to leave it up to the professionals because your friends and back will thank you. To get a free moving quote call O’Malley Moving Company at (610) 789-5201 today!