4 Savvy Ways to Help a Moving Budget Stretch Further

by Dusty Rhodes on Jun 22, 2022  in 
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Moving is not only stressful, but it can be expensive too. That’s why it is important to save money where you can. The secret to keeping moving costs low is to set a budget and plan in advance. Putting forth a little extra effort in the months leading up to a move can end up saving you a lot of money. Here are a few savvy strategies for making your moving budget stretch further.

Avoid Buying Supplies

Purchasing boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper can really add up. One way to cut down on moving costs is to get creative with your packing supplies. Start by asking neighbors or friends who have recently moved to save their boxes for you. You can also acquire free boxes by stopping by local retail locations such as liquor stores, warehouse stores, and hardware stores. You can also be resourceful when it comes to wrapping fragile items by using t-shirts, towels, dish rags, blankets, and bedding. Luggage also makes for a great option for packing items. You will be surprised at how many alternatives to traditional packing supplies that you have lying around your house.

Move During Off-Season

Not everyone has control over when they move, but if you are fortunate enough to do so, it is ideal to move between the months of October and March. Most people tend to move in the spring or summer when the weather is warmer, so you will find that moving services and products are more expensive because they are in higher demand. If possible, take advantage of moving during the off-season when moving services are less in demand. Not only will you have an easier time securing moving services, but you will also end up saving quite a bit of money.

Toss, Donate, or Sell Unwanted Belongings

You may not realize it but downsizing your possessions before a move is a great way to save some money. If you are hiring movers, the cost depends on how many hours you need the movers. As you would expect, less items means less time moving and this translates to a cheaper move. The same is true for renting a truck or portable storage unit. Less stuff means a smaller truck or storage container. The less you have to pack, the less packing supplies you will need as well. You can even make a little extra money by holding a yard sale or selling some of your furniture or unwanted items.


Consider Portable Storage Containers

Hiring a professional moving company will definitely take up a big chunk of your moving budget. What if you could save money, and have more time to load and unload your belongings? You can with a portable storage container! With a moving container, you only pay for the size container you need and you can keep the container for as long as you need, allowing you the freedom to pack and unpack at your leisure. When compared to hiring professional movers, you will find that renting portable storage containers can be a convenient and innovative way to move for less.



Dusty Rhodes