Best Moving Solutions When You’re On A Budget

Best Moving Solutions When You’re On A Budget

Moving can be ridiculously expensive but it doesn’t have to be. With the right budget-friendly moving hacks, you can spend significantly less than what you initially expected and can make money during this transition. So, don’t hold off on a move just because of the costs. With Bekins Moving Solutions, there’s a way around that.

Start Planning Way Ahead of Time

The key to saving money while moving is to start planning the move as soon as possible. Otherwise, you’ll have limited options and availability when it comes to moving supplies and services, which can cause a drastic spike in the price.

Be Selective with The Moving Solutions You Choose

Hiring professional movers may seem out of the question when trying to move on a budget, but opting to move on your own can actually cost you more in time, energy, and money at the end of the day.
Bekins Moving Solutions does the loading, unloading, and transportation for you, with additional add-ons for packing, the disassembly, and reassembly of large furniture pieces, etc. Our professional movers are able to move your items properly and safely, and in a timely manner.

Hire Local Professional Moving Services

Regardless as to what type of professional moving services you decide on, always stick with a local company. Doing so can save you a significant amount of money, as the company won’t have to charge you extra for long travel times and longer use of their time.

Our local movers all live within the community in which they work in, and we have Bekins Moving Solutions offices across the country in various states.

Buy Your Moving Materials in Bulk

While you may be tempted to save some change by skipping out on buying moving boxes and opting for free ones instead, this can be a costly mistake. Your moving boxes are a key to keeping your belongings protected, secured and in mint condition during the move. As such, they’re designed to handle the bumps, friction, and movements associated with a move, whereas the free box you picked up on the side of the road may not be.

Fortunately, a great way to save money on moving materials is to buy everything you need at once. So, go through your current household, determine how many boxes you’ll need, add on some rolls of packing tape, box fillers such as bubble wrap, and when you have an accurate estimate, then place your order.

Make Use of Storage Containers You Already Have

An excellent way to save some money on moving materials is to take advantage of what you already have. Plastic storage containers and suitcases can dub as excellent moving containers. Some moving companies will move your dressers as is, and even your wardrobes can be moved simply by placing it in a wardrobe box. So, make use of what you have and get creative with other ways you can transport your belongings.

Make Extra Money on Stuff You Can Sell

Sometimes, the best way to stay within budget is to make some extra cash. Since you’ll likely come across many items you no longer wish to own, sell them instead of tossing them in the trash. You never know, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Be Strategic When Picking a Moving Date

Deciding to move on a popular date is likely to result in higher fees. As a rule of thumb, avoid moving close to long weekends and holidays, and if possible, move mid-month and mid-week, as they are less popular moving dates and can result in some great savings for you.

Now that you know how to move on a budget, it’s time to get started. Your Bekins Moving Solutions can help you create a timeline that will get the ball, or rather, the moving truck rolling.