How to Move on a Budget

Published on 10/12/2023
Moving Tips

We get it, moving can be a puzzle, especially when you’re watching your pennies! But worry not - we've got some tips to help you make your move easy on your pocket (and your stress levels)!

Finding the Best Bang for Your Buck

Seek and Save:

  • Tip 1: Obtain quotes from at least three different moving companies or truck rental services to ensure you're getting the fairest price.
  • Tip 2: Consider moving during off-peak times, like weekdays or mid-month, to possibly secure better rates.
  • Tip 3: Don’t forget to ask about any hidden costs so your final bill doesn’t give you a shock!

Crafty with Containers:

  • Tip 1: Utilize moving containers for a relaxed packing experience and load items over time to avoid last-minute rushes.
  • Tip 2: Organize items within the container by room, so unpacking at your new place is a breeze.
  • Tip 3: Ensure to lock your container and keep the key safe for secure transit.

Packing: A Thrifty Adventure

Savvy Supply Gathering:

  • Tip 1: Check out online marketplaces for folks giving away free moving boxes.
  • Tip 2: Utilize clothing, towels, and beddings to wrap and cushion fragile items, saving on bubble wrap.
  • Tip 3: Label your boxes by room and contents for easy navigation during unpacking.

Smart Packing:

  • Tip 1: Pack an essentials box with items you’ll need immediately, like toiletries, a change of clothes, and important documents.
  • Tip 2: Use smaller boxes for heavy items like books to make them manageable to lift.
  • Tip 3: Seal your boxes well with quality tape to prevent unexpected openings during the move.

Getting a Helping Hand

Help Where it Counts:

  • Tip 1: Consider hiring help for only the heavy-lifting, while you move the smaller boxes yourself.
  • Tip 2: Ensure to clarify the scope of work with movers to avoid any miscommunications on moving day.
  • Tip 3: Provide clear instructions and label any fragile items to help movers understand what needs extra care.

But what if there's a gap between moving out and moving in? Where will your belongings stay? Nestled conveniently off Blake St, our facility is not just easy to find but also a great place for your belongings with our 24/7 security. Navigate your way to extra space and peace of mind - secure your spot today. Want to know more? Get in touch with us and let’s make your move smooth together!