How To Save Money During Your Move
Moving can be the first page of an exciting new journey in life, but it can also be emotionally, physically, and financially draining.
It’s no secret that moving is one of the most stressful events a person can experience in life. From packing up your entire household and leaving your comfort zone to tackling all the expenses associated with a new home can leave you needing a relaxing vacation.
While coping with the stresses and emotional difficulties of moving, the last thing you need is to worry about money.
We know what a daunting life event moving can be, so below we are going to give you some cost-saving tips to help get you through your move with as little stress as possible.
Pack Your Own Belongings
Packing is one of the worst aspects of the moving process, unpacking can be fun as you decide how to set-up in your new place, but packing is just a time-consuming chore.
While we will always recommend professional packing services because the work it takes off your shoulders relative to the cost is well worth it, we understand the desire to save money where you can.
When you pack yourself, some work on your part can save you money for decorating your new home.
Depending on the size of your home, the amount of packing you need to do can vary greatly. But what is consistent between almost every move is that there is typically too much to pack up at the last second. We recommend making a game plan and starting to pack early.
While you don’t want to start too early, because living in a completely packed up home can be sad and annoying, we suggest packing a couple boxes a day, starting with belongings you don’t expect you need until after moving.
If you are really dreading doing it all on your own, try enlisting the help of your friends. Order some pizza and turn on some music and make a night of it to try and make the packing process as fun as possible.
Ditch Unwanted Belongings
Despite the troubles and stress that moving may bring to your life, it can also provide the perfect opportunity to declutter and get rid of belongings you don’t need.
Odds are you have plenty of items that you haven't touched in months, or maybe even things you didn’t remember owning. There’s no point in keeping all these belongings, and there's really no point in paying to move it just to toss it later.
Packing is the perfect time to determine what things you may want to keep, sell, or donate. And if you are packing with friends you can get their advice on these decisions.
Decluttering will not only save you money as there will be less to move, meaning professional moving services that work by the hour will be done sooner. But it can be great for your mental health and wellness to get rid of excess belongings.
In fact, the act of decluttering is now a popular act for personal happiness nowadays. In recent years Marie Kondo has popularized the routine with her famous KonMari Method of tidying which entails getting rid of items that no longer spark joy for the owner. The tidying and decluttering method became such a viral phenomenon that it was even developed as a Netflix series featuring Kondo herself helping people with too many belongings.
Get An Estimate For Moving Services
While you may be able to get by without packing services, we can’t recommend that anyone move on their own. Once you tried moving alone once, you’ll never want to do it again.
Hiring professional moving services may be an added expense, but it is also a necessary one. With the help of movers your big move can be done exponentially faster than if you were to do it alone. They have the experience and resources to get the job done efficiently and safely.
When utilizing the moving services of your local moving company, the best way to ensure you stay on budget is to get an accurate quote. While this may sound like a no-brainer, you would be surprised at the difference that an accurate estimate from a well-reviewed moving company can make.
When you have an open and transparent line of communication with a trustworthy moving company, they will be able to accurately determine how long your job will take, the resources needed, and ultimately how much the job would cost you. They can determine this either by speaking with you in depth about the number of rooms you ahven and any large items that can require special care, or by personally doing a walkthrough to take an inventory and make a personalized plan for the move.
An accurate estimate can mean your moving services come prepared for the job and no potential added expenses from unforeseen hurdles.
There are enough places that money can be saved during the moving process, even one not mentioned here, that can make moving services an affordable and essential service.
A#1 Movers Can Make Your Move a Breeze!
Here at A#1 Movers, we deliver the best possible service to give you a stress-free move. Our expert moving crews can help you with your residential and commercial moving; handle your specialty items with care, or get you through that long-distance move. Give us a call at (469) 321-0399, or contact us to get an in-house estimate set up today!