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Three Tips for Moving on a Budget

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It’s not cheap to move, so it’s always nice to find ways you can save money when moving on a budget.

If finances are tight during your residential move, you’ll probably look for ways you can save a few extra dollars. Here are three tips for moving on a budget:

Tip #1: Reuse Boxes and Containers

If you have a significant period before you have to make your move, you can start saving extra cardboard boxes and containers for use during the trip. This is a particularly helpful tip for those who love online shopping. Every time you get your online order, save the box it came in. Unless it's a padded envelope or a box the size of a VHS tape (remember those?), you'll probably be able to use it during your move.

Tip #2: Use Clothes as Packing Materials

For fragile items, instead of buying expensive packing materials, such as bubble wrap and Styrofoam peanuts, use pieces of clothing you don’t currently need or want. You can also use tablecloths, blankets and towels to help protect items that need some extra care.

Tip #3: Avoid Peak Moving Times

The need to move can occur at any time, but they tend to cluster around certain times of the year and days of the week. For example, the summer is a very popular time for movers, especially those in and around colleges and universities. If you try to move during the summer, you may see yourself paying higher rates for moving services, such as loaders, packers and rental trucks.

And if you have flexibility in which day you retain moving services, you may see lower rates in the middle of the week. Many people have Monday through Friday jobs, so their only time to move is during the weekends. So it’s the weekend, and not the middle of the week, when demand is high.

No matter how careful you are with money, it’s always good to find tips to move on a budget. To learn more ways you can money and time during your residential move, contact Nilson Van today.



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