Top Ways You Can Save Money On Your Next Move


If you have an upcoming move, you might find yourself worrying about the cost of it all. To help you save as much money as possible, you will want to make sure that you are taking the time to check out the following moving-saving tips.

Pack Everything Up On Your Own

There are a lot of moving companies that are now offering the service of packing all of your personal belongings for you. While that might sound like a great idea, it is surely an option that you have to pay extra for. Instead of getting the extra help from the movers, you should pack everything on your own. If you are extremely busy or find a lot of packing to be physically draining to you, you simply need to make sure that you are planning your move as far in advance as possible. Maybe you can pack one room every week and only leave out the belongings that you must use between now and the day you move.

Find Free Packing Supplies

You can find all of the packing supplies that you need without having to spend any money. There are free boxes at grocery, department, and dollar stores. You will need  to first ask for their permission before taking any boxes from their dumpsters or even boxes that are left beside their dumpsters. You may have to tape the boxes back together, as many stores dismantle the boxes so they will lay flat in order to conserve space. In order to protect any fragile items that you may want to pack in the boxes, you will want to use blankets, towels, sheets, pillowcases, sweaters, or sweatpants as padding. You can wrap fabric around your stuff or simply stuff it into the boxes so there is not a lot of room for your belongings to bounce around inside of the box. This is a much cheaper option than buying boxes and packing peanuts.

Look For Coupons

If you want to save money on the actual cost of the movers themselves, you might want to look around for some coupons. Look in your local newspaper, bulletin boards, and on their website. You can even call the moving company and explain that you would like to hire them but need a coupon so you can afford their services. They may have some to give you if you come by their office for them. Then again, they might have already paid for an advertisement with a coupon in the newspaper and can tell you when it will be on the stands.

With those tips in mind, you should be able to complete your move and save some money while doing so. Contact a business, such as Precisely Right Moving, for more information. 


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