Planning a move can feel like one endless to-do list, which is why it’s so helpful to have a moving company on your side that you can trust to handle the bulk of the heavy lifting. That’s what Daniel’s Moving & Storage aims to be for our customers.
As your trusted residential movers, our mission is to make relocating to your new home as simple and stress-free as possible. And one of the best ways to do that is to help you save money!
That said, we’ll be talking about some of the easiest ways to cut costs on your upcoming move. These methods include:
- Having a Yard Sale
- Donating Items
- Donating Food
- Using DIY Packing Materials
- Using Reusable Moving Materials
- Emptying Self-Storge Units Before Your Move
- Choosing a Trustworthy Moving Company
1. Set Up a Yard Sale
One great way to get rid of any unwanted items? Sell them to your neighbors! A garage sale is a great way to take inventory of all your belongings and weed out the things you don’t want to bring with you into this next chapter of your life.
2. Donate Unwanted Clothing & Furniture
If a garage sale sounds too time consuming, your other option is simply to donate or sell your unwanted belongings to a local charity, friends, or family members. This is a great way to lighten the load to your new home and give you a real fresh start.
3. Donate Any Non-Perishable Food
Moving with food—even non-perishable items—is often not worth the extra time and space it takes to pack everything up. Instead of taking the contents of your pantry with you, consider donating them! You’ll save money on transportation costs and help others out at the same time.
4. Put Your Household Fabrics to Good Use
When it comes to packing your belongings, plush fabrics can make for great packing materials. Take stock of all your towels, blankets, and other thick clothing items and use them for extra padding. They have to be packed anyway, so you might as well put them to good use!
5. Use Reusable Moving Supplies
If you’ve run out of your own DIY packing and moving materials, ask your hired moving company about reusable moving supplies. Many movers will have some on hand that you can use for your move. This includes:
- Moving Pads
- Shrink Wrapping
- Moving Blankets
6. Empty Self-Storage Ahead of Time
While most moving companies will stop at your storage spaces to pick up belongings on the way to your new home, it’s in your best interest to get everything in one place. Why? It saves time, which in turn saves money. If you’re able, consider consolidating everything, so your movers only have to make one stop.
7. Choose an Affordable & Trustworthy Moving Company
One of the biggest things you can do to save money on your move is to hire a moving and storage company that offers the best services within your budget. It can be tempting to go with the cheapest option available, but this can actually hurt you in the long run. Be sure to set a budget and do your research!
At Daniel’s Moving & Storage, we offer free, no-obligation moving estimates, so you know exactly what to expect from the very start. Plus, our full-service residential movers offer custom plans that are tailored to your specific needs, so you’re never paying for services you don’t need.
Our services include:
- Free Appointments & Estimates
- Full-Service Packing & Unpacking
- Deliverable Self-Packing Materials
- Custom Crating for High-Value Items
- Comprehensive Secure Storage Options
- Floor & Doorway Protection
- Cleanup & Debris Removal
- Reliable Online Shipment Tracking
- 24/7 Customer Support
…and the list goes on!
If you’re ready to start planning, get in touch with our long-distance movers to schedule an appointment and get a free quote today!