Moving can be a costly task if you don't plan for the relocation correctly. Many people end up paying more for their relocation due to their lack of knowledge about saving money during a move. 

As an experienced moving and storage company, we have helped numerous customers save money when moving. This article will cover some of the most helpful tips for saving money during your residential move.

Sell Items at Garage or Yard Sale

If you have household items that you don't plan to take with you to the next destination, you can sell them at a neighborhood sale. Residential areas often have garage or yard sales that help neighbors exchange items. 

You can sell various items, from used clothing to electronics you no longer want to own. Selling your items helps to earn some money and reduces the items you need to transport during the relocation. 

Donate Unwanted Items and Non-Perishable Food

Along with selling the items at yard sales, you can give back to the community by donating them to charities. Numerous organizations will gladly accept your unwanted items and ensure they get into the hands of those in need. 

Additionally, you can donate non-perishable food items like canned or boxed items to food banks. A food charity organization will use your donation to give to those facing food scarcity. 

Ask About Reusable Moving Supplies 

A significant investment you will need to make for your move is purchasing moving supplies. Before you go out and buy new packing supplies, you should ask your moving provider if they offer reusable moving supplies.

Most professional movers will lend customers supplies such as:

  • Moving Pads
  • Wardrobe Boxes
  • Moving Straps

Use Household Fabrics as Packing Supplies

Many household fabrics like blankets or towels can help protect your items during relocation. When moving, you can place your household items around your moving boxes for protection.

However, it's recommended by movers that you don't use household fabrics for fragile items. You should consult professional residential movers about the best option to pack fragile items. 

Consolidate Items in Self-Storage Ahead of Time

If you have self-storage units, you should empty them and consolidate the items before moving day. Emptying your storage will help reduce the costs of your residential relocation.

While a moving company will offer to make extra stops to empty your storage, you will need to pay an additional amount. It's best to limit the number of stops you make during a relocation for the lowest price. 

Work with a Budget-Friendly Moving Provider 

The last tip for your residential relocation is to work with a moving company with your budget in mind. While pricing is important, it shouldn't be the only thing you focus on when choosing a mover. 

A mover should also have a strong reputation and will ship your items safely to your next destination. You can find a dependable mover by checking online reviews and picking one with industry awards.

Learn More About Our Moving and Storage Services Today

Foster Van Lines is an experienced moving company with a team of dedicated local and long-distance movers. If you want a streamlined relocation, you can count on us to help.

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