Moving can be expensive, no matter how you go about doing it. So why not try and save money as much as possible throughout this hectic transition? Check out this list of money saving moving and storage tips before you even start packing.
Fuel can be a big expense when it comes to moving and storage. Borrowing or renting a truck can be costly, especially when it comes time to fill up that gas tank. And when you get into multiple loads, we are talking a significant expense here. An easy way to save on this is to ensure that the number of trips you have to make is minimal – and by hiring a moving company with a large truck to make the move, you can significantly reduce your travelling costs.
Stock up on moving supplies. Having to make multiple trips to pick up packing supplies (boxes, tape, etc.) can get pricey, so before you start packing, head to a supplier to get a bulk order. This will save you not only the time and gas money that comes with buying in small batches, but also the overall cost of numerous single purchases. And when pricing out supplies, try to find a company that offers a price match guarantee and one that will buy back unused articles – that way you don’t have to worry about buying too much.
When it comes to packing, choose wisely. With every item you add to a box, bag, storage container, etc., ask yourself “do I really need that?” If the answer is no, get rid of it – there is no reason to pay to truck unnecessary items from one place to another. Instead, donate them, hold a garage sale, or toss what can’t be recycled.
A great way to save money during a move is to work with a moving company that can do the entire job for you, from packing, to loading, to moving – or just the things you need help with. But when it comes to costs, make sure that you do your research – there have been a number of moving scams recently due to less than reputable ‘movers’ holding victims’ possessions hostage, leading to much higher payments required. Make sure that you find a company that has a solid reputation as reliable and trustworthy – with years of experience. This is also a great way to ensure that your belongings are moved carefully – again saving you money.
Don’t let your move break the bank. Contact Bradford Moving and Storage today for more moving and storage tips. Call 1-800-263-3281.