It’s no surprise the moving to a new home costs a lot of money, regardless of how far you are traveling. However, you don’t have to break the bank as you transition to your new home. Most moving companies might not want to let you in on these tips, but if you follow the suggestions below, you can make your relocation project more affordable! 

Collect Moving Materials in Advance

While some mover might offer free packing materials, others charge you. However, you don’t have to use the boxes they provide. If you have enough time, you can look for neighbors and friends that have boxes from their past moves. You can also hit up local businesses to see if they have boxes they were planning to throw away.

Check out the Dollar Store

For any materials that you can’t get for free, you should look at the dollar store. You can get everything from scissors and bubble wrap to packing tape for as little as a dollar apiece. This is much cheaper than renting all of the materials you need from U-Haul or another moving supply store. 

Sell Unwanted Items

Far too many homeowners choose to avoid the hassle of selling or throwing out unwanted items prior to a move, but this can both save and make you money. Not only does it lower the cost when you lighten the load, but online market places and yard sales are a great way to make some extra cash to put towards your move.

Try a Hybrid Move

Moving on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to DIY everything. Many local movers are willing to work with you on a hybrid move. This means that you can do partial-only packing and leave the heavy lifting to the professionals. By packing up the items ahead of time, you can also make the moving day simpler and less stressful. 

Avoid Popular Moving Dates

If you do decide to hire residential movers for your local or long-distance move, you should avoid peak moving season. Summer months might seem like the easiest time to relocate, but you can save a lot of money by pushing the move off until winter. To save even more, consider taking time off to move on a weekday instead of waiting until the weekend when moving companies tend to be busier.

Would you like to know more about the cost of hiring professional movers and how you can make your relocation more affordable? If so, we encourage you to reach out to our relocation specialists. You can call us at Simonik Moving & Storage, or you can fill out our online quote form with details of your move.