How to Save Money Moving
Everyone knows moving isn’t a fun job, nor is it a cheap one. Your moving expenses can depend on a number of factors such as how many miles you have to move, how much of your personal belongings must be moved, or even what packing supplies you use. When you total up these factors, the sum of the finances can be cringe-worthy. However, where there’s a will, there is a way…to save money while moving. Our Orlando movers can show you how to save money moving to your new home. If you have too much to move on your own or you have a pre-existing injury, you can always contact our moving company in Orlando to learn about our affordable relocation packages.
Downsize on Personal Belongings
Do you still have that collection of textbooks you used in college? Or what about your outdated electronics like an old computer monitor or mice? These are unnecessary items to bring along with you for your move to Orlando. Clean out your closets, pantries, storage bins, and so on, of all items that no longer serve you. If you have a collection of books, donate them to schools or libraries to lighten your load. In most cases, people have a hard time letting go of their books, so take advantage of the United States Postal Service’s Media Mail.1 This mailing service allows you to mail a twenty-pound box worth of books for $12.
Do you really need those stacks of DVDs or CDs? You can always substitute them for online streaming services. Replace your CDs with music-streaming services such as iTunes, Spotify, or Tidal to save space when packing for your move. Use movie/television-streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu as substitutes for your DVDs.
Don’t Shop for Boxes
There are quite a lot of boxes available for free, if you just ask. For your DIY move to Orlando, forgo moving company stores and stop by places such as grocery and liquor stores to ask for free boxes. Such businesses receive most of their inventory in boxes, so you shouldn’t have a hard time receiving boxes when you ask. Another plus to asking liquor stores for boxes is that their boxes are sturdy and sectioned off inside, making it perfect to pack wine glasses and other fragile items.
You can minimize the number of boxes you need by using items you already own. Luggage and clothes hampers can store quite a bit of stuff. You can use less packing material by using newspapers or your linens to protect your delicate items. If there’s still room in a box but it’s getting too heavy, fill the space with bed sheets of towels that don’t weigh much but will keep the loose items from shifting during the move.
When you select our Orlando relocation services to help you pack for your move, you won’t have to worry about purchasing boxes or other packing supplies. Our packing services come include supplies to help save you money for your move to Orlando.
Moving as Tax Write-Off
This won’t necessarily help you save money during your move, however, when tax season comes around, your move to Orlando can be considered a write-off on your taxes. Under certain criteria, your move can be considered a write off if you moved more than fifty miles and your relocation was work-related.
Save Money with All My Sons
If you need to forgo a DIY move to Orlando because you may have too much to move or a pre-existing physical condition, then hire our moving company in Orlando. We work with you to customize a relocation package within your budget. Don’t wait, call our Orlando local movers today for your free, no-obligation quote.
1. United States Postal Service – Media Mail Service