Moving is one of the most stressful events in one’s life.
From the packing to the organizing and more, there’s just so much to do and to think about.
And, we cannot forget about the costs involved.
Whether you’re a “do it yourself,” type… or if you hire a moving company, there will be costs involved no matter how you decide to move… such as:
- Boxes, Tape, Labels, Markers, etc. (aka Packing Supplies)
- Moving equipment (i.e. Moving Straps, Dollies, etc.)
- Storage Unit Rental (just in case your new place isn’t move in ready)
- Moving Insurance
And, if you decide to hire Professional Movers, keep these costs in mind:
- Professional Mover Fees (shop around!)
- Be sure to find out if these fees include gratuities for the movers!
Choosing to move yourself, you’ll need money to rent a moving truck and for gasoline expenses. Although being a “DIY” mover may be less costly, you’ll want find help. After all, it’s hard to lift a couch by yourself. If you have others help, be sure to say “Thank You.” Be sure to buy snacks and drinks for them, especially drinks.
Also, order in a meal to feed them during the move. Food is a great motivator! I would even suggest to go as far as buying them a gift for all their help, a gift card is a great way to show your appreciation. No matter how you choose to move, there will be costs involved. Pinterest just has to have ideas on how to save while moving. Right? They do! I have searched Pinterest for the best money saving moving tips. In the below categories, you will see some of the my awesome finds.
The less you have to move, the better. If you can reduce the amount of your possessions, not only will your move be easier but it will tend to cost less. To organize your belongings, try sorting them into the following categories: keep, sell, donate or trash.
Consider using a service like 1-800-got-junk to pick up all your stuff for you.
Sell, Donate or Throw it out?
How to have a Successful Garage Sale
Presentation & Display Tips
What to Donate / Track Donations
When to Move
Make a We’re Moving Binder
How to Organize your Move
Now that you have organized, decluttered or even downsized, it’s time to start packing! I have found some interesting ways to pack your items. Packing is important. You want to make sure that your possessions do not become damaged nor broken. Not having to replace anything, is a money saver!
Create a Packing Supplies Basket
Where to Find FREE Moving Boxes
What to Pack… When
How to Safely Pack and Move Plates
How to Pack Clothes
Pack Glasses/Vases in Empty Wine Case Boxes
Keep draw contents in place with Glad Press’n Seal
The time has come to move! Everything is packed and now you are ready for your new adventure. I have found some ways to save during your move: time, space & money!
How to find a Deal on Moving Trucks
Finding Cheap Movers on a Budget
How to Pack a Moving Truck
Time is money! Make your unpacking an efficient and timely event. Once you have unpacked, you may need to purchase some items. If this is the case, lookout for local coupons!
Mover’s Guide + Local Coupons!