Top 4 Money Saving Moving Tips

Use these money saving moving tips to cut down the cost of your next move. From packing to unpacking, you'll be able to do it on a budget!

Moving can be a stressful experience, and it can also be a costly one. Between packing materials, truck rental costs, and the time spent moving furniture and boxes, you may find yourself with an unexpected bill at the end of your move. But don't worry! Below are 4 money saving moving tips to help you during your next move.

Arpin America will custom design your binding estimate to fit your budget. Keep in mind, your move date can also affect the price. Book your move early to secure dates and lock in the best price.

Declutter Your Home and Sell the Excess

  • Have a garage sale or estate sale.
  • Donate unwanted items.
  • Sell online using apps like Wallapop or OfferUp.
  • List items on a neighborhood Facebook community or a site like Nextdoor!

Reuse Cheap or Free Packing Materials

When it comes to packaging materials like bubble wrap and boxes, opt for reused or repurposed items whenever possible. Ask around friends or family members who have recently moved; they may have extra supplies they aren't using anymore that they'd be willing to part with for free or at least sell to you at a discount rate. You could also hit up local businesses that receive frequent shipments; they may be able to provide cardboard boxes they no longer need in exchange for taking them off their hands.

  • Socks can be used to wrap glassware.
  • Kitchen towels are a great way to separate plates.
  • Avoid buying moving boxes altogether. Try sites like Craigslist to search for people who are willing to give them away.

Pack Strategically

Packing is one area where you can really save money on your next move. Start by gathering boxes from local stores or asking friends who recently moved if they have any leftover boxes (they usually do). If possible, try to pack heavier items in smaller boxes so they'll be easier to carry when the time comes; this will also help reduce the number of trips needed between locations. Finally, use towels, blankets, and other soft items as wrapping material for fragile objects; this will save money on bubble wrap or other specialty packing supplies.

  • Be tactical with your packing by nesting some items inside of others.
  • Purchase Flatscreen TV cartons from Home Depot and have our crew pack TVs with extra labor added, which saves you money.

Plan to Service Items Yourself

  • Disconnect appliances and drain any water.
  • Remove TVs and/or brackets from walls.
  • Service your Sleep Number bed and Peloton bike.

Moving can be a costly endeavor but following these money saving moving tips can help you to keep more of your hard-earned cash in your pocket. If you declutter your home before and sell the excess, reuse packing materials, and pack strategically, you can put some extra money in your pocket for your next move. And if you plan to service items yourself, like appliances or electronic equipment, you can save even more! Contact us today for a FREE MOVE QUOTE on your next move. We'll help you make it as stress-free - and affordable - as possible!

*Things may change for your move. You may want to delete or add services or may want to change your dates. Your binding estimate has the services listed with the amount of packing and additional services. If additional packing is required or 3rd party services need added, this will result in additional charges. If any changes are needed, please contact us at least 3 days prior to the loading so that your binding estimate can be updated.

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