Tips for Moving on a Budget
We all know that moving can get expensive. Here at All My Sons Moving & Storage, we know you want to make the most affordable move possible. Our South Carolina movers are here to help you save time and money while still having a quality moving experience. Here are our tips for moving on a budget.
Tip 1: Plan Ahead
The easiest way to save money on your next move is to plan and start early. Your Greenville moving company has more availability the further back you reserve time with them. The more availability that your movers have, the better deal they will be able to make you. Moving in the offseason (such as during winter time) is also a cheaper time to move because movers will offer deals and specials to drive business.
Tip 2: Clean Out Your House
Another way to save money is to clean out your home. The less stuff you have means the less stuff you have to pay your South Carolina movers to transport to your new home. Our rule of thumb is go through every room in your house and clean it out. Separate your items into piles: items you want to keep, items you want to sell or donate, and items you want to throw away.
Those items you want to sell can make you some cash by hosting a yard sale or listing online at sites like Craigslist, OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace, and more. If you don’t want to go through the effort of selling, find a local shelter or Goodwill to donate your unwanted items. Not only does this save you money, you will also appreciate moving into a new home that’s free of clutter.
Tip 3: Do Your Research on Movers
An easy way to spend a lot of money is to hire a bad Greenville moving company. That’s why it is important to do your research to ensure that the movers you hire are reputable and experienced. If your items are damaged, lost, or stolen, it will require a lot of money and time to replace or fix them. Movers can also upcharge you the day of if you don’t get a binding estimate in writing. All these reasons point to why researching your movers is important. Check out sites like Yelp, Facebook, Google, and more to see what others have to say about their experience. Then make sure you call the movers for a quote and meet with them in person if you can.
Tip 4: Reuse Your Packing Supplies
Another tip to save money on your move is to reuse your packing supplies. If you have garbage bags, they can be used as wardrobe bags for your hanging clothes in the closet, or stuff them full of shoes, sweatshirts, or blankets. Your sweatshirts and blankets could also be used as packing products for your boxes of fragile dishes and cutlery.
At the end of the day, working with All My Sons Moving & Storage is a great way to save money while you move. Our moving services will handle all the details from start to finish without breaking your bank. Call our Greenville moving company today for a free moving quote and start your stress-free moving experience.