5 Ways to Save Money On Your First Relocation

Moving can be expensive. Luckily, there are many ways that you can save money on your relocation. You can save money on your upcoming location by collecting free boxes, planning ahead, hiring the right movers, and getting creative with your packing supplies. However, saving money can be time-consuming, so get started as early as possible.

1. Get Rid of Clutter to Reduce Moving Costs

The more stuff you bring in your relocation, the more expensive and complicated your relocation will be. More stuff means more boxes and supplies, and more money spent paying movers, and so on. You can save money by getting rid of clutter and thus reducing the size of your relocation. Start decluttering when you find out you’re moving. 

2. Shop Around For The Right Movers

It’s critical to hire the right movers for your relocation – but it’s also important to hire movers who charge a fair price. Shop around. By meeting with multiple movers, you’ll be able to evaluate their customer service practices, competence, and costs.

When you’re meeting with movers, ask them questions such as:

  • Do you have references?
  • Will the quote be binding? Will there be fees not mentioned in the quote?
  • How long will the relocation take?
  • What is your cancelation policy?

Keep in mind that the cheapest moving company is not always the best moving company. So take care and hire a good moving company for your needs!

3. Get Free Boxes

An option instead of buying new boxes is to look for free ones. Check online sites like Craigslist, NextDoor, or Freecycle to contact people trying to pass down their old boxes for free. You can also try local retail stores, or even your moving company might offer gently used boxes at a reduced price or free.

Start looking at these sites and resources early so that you’ll have plenty of time to accumulate them before your move.

4. Use Linens, Sheets, and Towels to Pack Delicate Items

Supplement your packing paper and bubble wrap supply with items you can already find around your house. For example, you can use linens, sheets, and towels to wrap and protect some delicate things. 

Use packing paper for your very fragile items like dishes, plates, and bowls, but using what you already have on hand for other miscellaneous items will save you some money on packing paper and bubble wrap.

5. Give Yourself Plenty Of Time

Sometimes saving money can be time-consuming – especially if you’re relying on boxes collected from businesses and you’re shopping around for the right moving company. Decluttering is an exceptionally time-consuming process that can take many days. To move as inexpensively as possible, start the moving process early. Then, give yourself lots of time to go slowly and reduce costs.

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