Helpful Tips for Saving Money During a Residential Move

Planning a budget-friendly residential relocation can seem like a challenge for many people. However, there are ways to cut costs when you are relocating to a new destination.

As an experienced moving provider, we have helped clients make changes to help them save money while moving. This article will provide some useful tips you can use to save money during a residential move. 

Host a Garage or Yard Sale

If you have items you don't want to transport to your next destination, you can sell them at a neighborhood sale. Many of your neighbors would love to own items you no longer need.

From electronics to children's toys, you can sell these items at a discount to your neighbors. If there are no upcoming sales, you can speak to your neighbors about hosting a sale before you move. 

Donate Unwanted Items or Non-Perishable Food Items

For those living in multi-family housing, a garage sale is likely not a viable option for you. Fortunately, you can still make good use of your unwanted items by donating them to a good cause. 

Some of the most popular charitable organizations you can donate items to are:

  • Goodwill
  • Salvation Army
  • Local Churches

Along with items like clothing, you can donate non-perishable food products to food banks in your local area. Many organizations would be thankful to receive boxed or canned items they can provide to those in need.

Use Your Household Fabrics As Packing Materials

Many of the household fabric items you have around the house can be effective packing materials. Fabrics like towels and blankets can help protect items during the transportation process. 

However, moving companies don't recommend you use household fabric items to protect fragile items. A fragile shipment may require custom crating to ensure the items arrive undamaged at the destination. 

Ask Moving Providers About Reusable Moving Supplies

Along with household fabrics, you can save money on packing materials by asking your moving company if they offer reusable moving supplies. Most residential movers will lend things like wardrobe boxes and moving pads at no extra charge. 

Additionally, you can find discounted moving boxes by going to local department stores. Many retail stores will give you old shipping boxes at a discount that you can use during the relocation. 

Empty Self-Storage Beforehand 

Do you have self-storage units with some of your home's belongings? Before moving day, you should empty your units and consolidate or dispose of them for a lower cost.

While a moving company will assist you in emptying your storage unit, this will come with added costs. It's best to limit the number of stops the mover needs to make to reduce labor costs for the residential relocation. 

Select a Low-Cost Moving Company 

For many people, the main concern with choosing a moving company is the price of the service. While price is a factor, you should also focus on other aspects of a moving company's service. 

Picking a dependable moving provider will ensure your belongings arrive safely at their destination. You should also choose a moving company with industry accolades and affiliations to ensure a smooth experience. 

Request a Free Moving Estimate Today

A-Turner Moving and Storage is a leading moving company helping Gainesville and surrounding areas. If you want to cut costs and have a smooth relocation, our team of local and long-distance movers is ready to help.

Contact us today to request a free project estimate. Call to speak with one of our friendly representatives or fill out the online quote form.