6 Smart Money Saving Moving Tips

Packing for a MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving from one residence to the next is a serious expenditure of both time and funds. For every move, you find yourself managing the value of your time as well as your moving budget when building your moving plan. For most households, conserving money on a move is often a significant challenge. A cushion in your budget could mean less anxiety or even a few more restaurant delivery meals as your kitchen area gets unpacked.
 

But what are the best ways to spend less on a move? As professional movers in San Antonio who have worked with thousands of moving families, we have got the tips you'll want to save whilst still preparing for a smooth and enjoyable moving experience. The following are our top six sensible money saving moving tips:

1. Carefully Lighten the Load

Moving trucks will cost you determined by space and weight. The more streamlined and lightweight your things, the less it'll cost to move. This offers you the optimal chance for a strategic purge. Not only can you remove unwanted clothes and pieces of furniture which do not have to come with, but you can also get rid of belongings you already plan to replace. Toss or give away old appliances, pieces of furniture, bbq grills, and also toys which need to be replaced anyway, then purchase new versions once you arrive at the new home.

2. Collect Packing Materials

Buying packing materials for the move may add up to a surprising cost. Boxes and packing paper alone make up a lot of your necessary packing supplies - however you don't exactly need official moving boxes to move properly. Begin accumulating cartons along with other packing material a few months prior to the move to ensure you don't need to spend money on lots of cartons when it's time to pack up. Look over each box you plan to keep ensuring it's strong, undamaged, and doesn't have lingering organic particles (produce cartons) that may draw bugs. Keep newspapers and other sizeable paper products rather than investing in packing paper. Keep in mind that newspaper print may chafe on fine china and other items, so you will need to wrap those things in plain paper.

3. Figure Out What to Pack for Yourself

Hiring a professional mover in San Antonio to pack your belongings is generally considered a luxury and in some cases a business cost. If you would like spend less on a household move, put aside time to pack the majority of the house on your own. You and the household are completely capable of folding apparel into cartons, wrapping and stacking electronics, and clearing kitchen cabinets into new boxes. Hire a local moving company for packing of fragile items like fine china and large devices which will be a challenge to pack by yourself.

4. Use Imaginative Padding Solutions

You don't need paper to pack everything. One imaginative way to save on weight, bulk, and packing supplies simultaneously is to pack with things you plan to take with you. Bath towels and t-shirts, for example, make great padding for electronics along with other fragile items. Layer dishes into the folds of a towel to keep them from rattling. Wrap your gaming consoles as well as remote controls in t-shirts to ensure they won't break on the move. This saves room in your clothing boxes and decreases the volume of purchased packing material you'll need.

5. Drive Your Vehicle on a Moving Road-Trip

It will cost you extra to have the moving company in San Antonio move your car, however driving your own car has many pros. When you drive, you not simply save on transport, you'll have the opportunity cheaply move your on-hand items and stuff that cannot go into the moving truck. Load up the family's overnight supplies into the trunk, then simply load up your pets and houseplants in the backseat rather than paying for specialty transport.

6. Prepare for Time-Efficiency with Your Movers

If your movers are loading and unloading the truck, you would like it to proceed as swiftly as feasible. This could be strategized in a few ways.

· Make certain you are completely packed, and your belongings are ready to be loaded into the moving truck. This ensures your movers use all their effort loading rather than waiting.

· Prepare the new residence so it is unlocked and set to be unloaded straight into upon arrival.

· Compare moving quotes to avoid bogus savings from outlandish time quotes.

· Call your professional movers in San Antonio in advance to talk strategy and also scheduling.

Moving is an exciting period in anyone's life and saving on your move will give you more financial room to have fun with it. Have a garage sale, donate what you don't want (or prefer to replace) and pack efficiently to sit back and have fun with the savings once you reach the new house. For further useful insights or professional moving services for your upcoming long-distance or local move in San Antonio, get in touch today!

 

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