Cash-saving moving tips

Cash-saving moving tips

Moving can sometimes be an expensive business, but costs can be kept to a minimum by following a few simple pieces of advice.

One way to save money is with the supplies that you will need for your relocation.  Affordable packing supplies are easy to find on the internet, or if you know someone who has moved of late you could try asking them to either give you their boxes or sell them to you very cheaply.

Another good way to save on supplies for your move is by borrowing rather than buying a tape dispenser, using crumpled newspaper rather than bubble wrap to pad breakables when you pack them, and by shopping around for the best deal that you can find when it comes to packing tape and other such supplies.  It can also be a good idea to make use of your own rugs, blankets and linens for padding rather than having to rent something from your moving firm.

If you are making use of a professional moving company, a ‘you pack, we drive’ arrangement is something that you can consider to save money.  This simply means that you pack your own possessions, which the moving company then relocates to your new home.

If you have children or pets, some of the stress of moving day can be alleviated by asking a friend or family member to look after them until the move has been completed.