If you are preparing for your next residential move but are finding it an expensive adventure it is time to start looking into how you can cut the budget. There are a lot of different tricks to saving money during a move whether you are doing it yourself or you are hiring a moving and storage company to assist you. Kings Moving & Storage put together a list of helpful tips to check on with your moving company!

Ask About Reusable Moving Supplies

Did you know that moving and storage companies sometimes have moving supplies from previous moves that can cost less to use when compared to brand new supplies? These items can even be free if it is something the moving company will be able to take once your home is properly delivered. Make sure to check on this with whichever moving company you choose. You can also ask local big box stores if they have any free boxes you can use for packing.

Donate Unwanted Clothing, Furniture or Non-Perishable Items

It is a pain to move items you are not going to use at your new house. Take the time before you move to go through your closet, stored furniture, and panty to distinguish between items that will either be expired when you arrive at your new location, or no longer necessary. You can donate your clothing and furniture to goodwill, or a local salvation army and your food items can be given to a church or local food bank. It is also recommended that you ask neighbors and family members if they need any of these items before just throwing them away.

Use Household Fabrics for Packing

When you have items that do not need heavy duty packing, it is a great idea to use household fabrics like towels and blankets as packing materials. Do not use these items for fragile packing, that should be left to the professionals for the best moving results.

Put on a Yard Sale

If you are looking to make some money before you move it may be fun to have a yard sale with all of your extra items, you will not need once you move. This will help you clean out cluttered spaces and put some money back into your pockets.

Take Care of Your Self-Storage

It is not uncommon for moving and storage companies to make extra stops along moving routes, but these stops cost you time and money. If you are billed on the hour for your move, it is smart to clean out storage facilities and bring them to your home for an easy one stop move. This may be a pain on your end, but it will save you a good amount of money.

Choose the Best Moving Company for You

When you are trying to save money, it is understandable that you would want to pick the cheapest moving option. However, the cheapest option is not always the best when you are completing a long-distance move. Check into your moving company’s reputation and customer reviews before signing anything. This can make a big difference when you are unpacking your home in your new location!

Kings Moving & Storage would love to be the perfect moving company for you. Call us today to get a no-obligations free estimate service. Our custom process will make sure you only pay for services you need!