Tips for Saving Money When Moving
Updated: Mar 8
Moving can be an expensive process. Pack It Up Moving and Storage offers reliable and affordable moving services to and from the Atlanta, Georgia area; however, we recognize that not everybody can afford full-service movers. Purchasing or renting a new home is already a large expense, which is why we wanted to offer some tips for moving on a budget.
Decluttering Your Home
Decluttering your home gives you two main benefits when moving. For one, it allows you to sell unneeded belongings and furniture, providing you with more money for your move. Secondly, it decreases the number of items you’ll have to move. We recommend placing items you no longer need on DIY selling websites such as Facebook Marketplace or eBay or having a garage sale. Generating some extra money is never a bad thing, and it will save you money and space during your move!
Save on Packing Costs
In addition to our Atlanta moving and storage services, we provide our customers with affordable packing services to ensure items are safe during their move. One way to cut costs during a move, however, is to pack items yourself. It will be time-consuming and could be frustrating at times, but if you need to adhere to a strict budget, DIY packing may be the way to go.
Another way to save costs during your move is to recycle and reuse packing materials. It is unfortunate that the best packing materials are not the most environmentally friendly items. Remember, though, that they can be easily reused, saving you money and allowing you to be a bit more environmentally conscious. Make sure to save your boxes, packing paper, and bubble wrap, especially if you are completing the move over several trips.
Hire Loading and Unloading Services
If you are looking for more ways to cut costs, you may want to consider completing the move without full-service movers. Though full-service movers will allow your move to be completed more quickly and with less stress, for some, this can be a bit out of one’s budget.
One solution is to rent a truck or van and complete the move yourself. We provide loading and unloading services in the Atlanta area to assist in difficult or seemingly impossible items to move alone and help you with the heavy lifting. Only paying movers for loading and unloading allows you to save on moving costs while still enabling you to bring items that would be too difficult to move without proper moving supplies and movers.
Hire a Moving Company That Caters to Your Needs
Moving shouldn’t be a financial burden on you. We offer a variety of services that you can pick and choose from so that you don’t overspend on your moving budget! Whether you want to hire affordable full-service movers or want to pick and choose only storage services, packing services, or loading and unloading services, we can meet your needs!