When it comes to planning a move, the first thing you’re probably going to think about is how much it’s going to cost. There’s no way around it—moving can get expensive. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to save money along the way.
And there’s better news! Our experts at Winnipeg Moving are here to talk a bit about the top five actions you can take to save the most! Follow these steps, and your upcoming move will be easy and affordable:
- Get Rid of Unwanted Items
- Donate Nonperishable Food
- Save on Packing Materials
- Consolidate Your Belongings
- Choose the Right Moving Company
1. Get Rid of Unwanted Items
When you start packing to move, you’re going to discover you have a lot of things. While you’re getting everything ready to go, it can be a good time to downsize and get rid of the items you no longer need. The good news is there are plenty of avenues you can take to do so!
Some good options include:
- Having a Garage Sale
- Sell Items Online
- Give Things to Friends/Family
- Donate to a Local Charity
2. Donate Nonperishable Food
In addition to belongings, you may find yourself with extra food that you don’t want to take with you. Instead of packing all the extra food up, consider donating any nonperishables to a local church or food bank. As far as perishable foods go, you should probably eat them or throw them away instead of traveling with them.
3. Save on Packing Materials
Depending on what you’re packing up, you’re going to need a variety of different materials to help keep everything safe throughout the journey. This includes boxes, crates, pads, blankets, and more. Fortunately, you don’t have to buy these things outright.
Instead, consider using towels, blankets, or any thick clothing around your house to keep your other belongings safe. That way, you’re packing all your things and making them useful along the way! Additionally, you can ask your hired movers if they offer used moving supplies for free or at a discounted price.
4. Consolidate Your Belongings
As you’re preparing for a move, it’s likely you’ll have put some things in storage units to get them out of the way. Most moving companies will make multiple stops to pick everything up, but this will end up costing more due to the extra travel and labor. If possible, try to have everything ready to go in one place.
5. Choose the Right Moving Company
The final thing you can do to save money on your move is to hire residential movers that you can trust to handle your move. What you should not do is hire the cheapest option out there without doing your research. Instead, be sure your movers offer the services you need and can stay within your budget.
If you’re in Manitoba, Winnipeg Moving can help. Our comprehensive moving services include:
- Free Project Estimates
- Ful-Serving Packing
- Custom Crating Options
- Stretch Wrapping for Furniture
- Comprehensive Storage Options
- Online Shipment Tracking
- Unpacking & Debris Removal
- Furniture Assembly/Disassembly
If you’re ready to get started, give our long-distance movers a call or use our online form to schedule a free appointment today.
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