If you are preparing to move and buy a new house it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed with pricing and costs. At Pickens-Kane we would love to help you save money wherever you can. Over our century run as a moving and storage company we have made a great list of cost savings techniques that any residential mover can try. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about saving during your next move.
Yard sales can be a lot of work, but they are also a great excuse to clean out your home before your next move. This will be a great way to sell some items you no longer need and make a little cash. Schedule a yard sale with your neighbors to bring in more traffic and get the best results.
Getting Rid of Unwanted Items
If you are choosing to move with a moving company, the more items you have the more expensive your move can be. Some ways to help with this issue is to get rid of items you will not need in your new home. This is a great time to clean out your closet or furniture you have collected in your basement. All of these items can be donated to the nearest Goodwill and Salvation Army.
Another easy place to clean out is your food pantry. You should not move any items that need to stay cold for long periods of time, but some of your pantry items may be able to travel. We recommend getting rid of all items that could cause a mess during a move or that will expire soon. You do not want to find a box full of expired food!
Unique Packing Materials
One way to save on moving is to use items around your house as packing materials. Towels, blankets, and some clothing can be efficient padding for certain household items. However, for your more fragile pieces you should pack them with proper technique or call a moving company for help.
Reusable Moving Supplies
Sometimes a moving company can come with incredible perks! For example, you can save money on moving supplies by asking for a discounted used version. Some moving companies even let you use their used boxes and materials for free if you return them properly. You can also check at big box retailers to see if they have free boxes laying around.
Clean Out Self-Storage
Time equals money when you are completing any kind of move. That is why it is important to have all of your items in one location. If you have any kind of storage unit, make sure the items have been cleaned out and relocated to your central moving pickup location.
Pick The Right Moving Company
When you are on a budget it is easy to pick the cheapest moving company for your next long-distance move. However, it is important to research your moving company to ensure you are getting someone you can rely on. There is nothing worse than getting to your new home and having to repurchase furniture or lose a precious item. Check out your moving page’s customer reviews and accreditations, it will make a big difference come moving day.
At Pickens-Kane we would love to help you move successfully. Our team can get you a no-obligations estimate and all you have to do is pick up the phone. Call today to get started.
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