3 Tricks for Making Your Move as Cost Effective as Possible

by Dusty Rhodes on Nov 27, 2019  in 
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  • Personal Storage
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The moment you decide to move you will probably start trying to think of ways to save money. Moving is stressful enough and the mounting expenses can only add to your stress. You might be wondering how you are going to transport all of your belongings from one house to another without breaking the bank. The good news, is that there are plenty of simple ways to keep costs down. Consider these three tricks for saving money on your next move.


Take Only What You Need

You might not realize it, but moving ALL of your belongings from one house to another can really put a strain on your budget. If you are hiring movers, you will be charged based on the weight of your shipment and the number of items being moved. If you choose a DIY method, you will be paying more for additional packing supplies and a bigger moving truck or storage unit. Limiting the amount of items you are moving is a great way to cut costs. Spend some time decluttering your home and getting rid of any unwanted items. In addition to saving money, it will also save you time packing and unpacking so it’s a win-win situation!


Find Inexpensive or Free Packing Materials

Boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, packing peanuts, moving blankets, and tape can really add up. Therefore, it’s worth your time to get creative when it comes to finding packing materials. Ask friends, neighbors, or coworkers who have moved recently if they have any boxes you can use. You can also visit local supermarkets, warehouse stores, office supply stores, and liquor stores and ask if they have any boxes they would be willing to give you. Many businesses are happy to have you take empty boxes off their hands. You can also use household items like newspaper and tissue paper to wrap fragile items. In addition, things like blankets, soft bedding, curtains, pillows, and towels, make great cushions for furniture and other breakable items.


Rent a Portable Storage Container

One of the biggest expenses when moving is hiring a professional moving company. You can save a significant amount of money by renting a portable storage unit and moving yourself. Not only are portable storage containers much cheaper than hiring professional movers, but they are a more convenient and flexible option as well. They are delivered directly to your home where you can keep them for as long as you need allowing you the freedom to pack at your leisure. When you’re ready, simply call the storage company and have your storage container delivered directly to your new home. You don’t have to worry about hidden fees or additional costs. You simply pay a monthly rental fee and keep the containers for as long as you need. Good organization, careful planning, and a portable storage container is your ticket to saving big bucks on your next move.

Dusty Rhodes