Who doesn’t like to save money? When it comes to moving on a budget, there are some things you can do to keep more money in your wallet. Of course, there are those well-known tricks like getting boxes from local stores and packing non-fragile items yourself. What else can you do? Here are some useful tips that you might have missed when planning your low-cost relocation.

Pick an Unpopular Moving Day

It’s a simple matter of economics. When demand is high, prices go up. When demand is low, you guessed it, prices go down. Avoid the busiest times for moving companies by choosing a time of year that’s less active, like the fall or winter months. If you have to move during the summer, which is peak moving season, try to avoid mid-month and end of the month dates. 

Cost Saving Packing 

Look around your home. Which items can you use as make-shift packing containers? Baskets, suitcases, laundry hampers, and even large trash bags can be used to pack many items within your home. This saves you from purchasing boxes and packing materials. Plus, packing your belongings inside other items reduces space in your moving van. For breakable items, forego the bubble wrap and use linens or towels. 

Sell Unwanted Items the Smart Way

Are you planning a pre-move garage sale? If you have items you don’t want to take with you, selling them off is a good way to make some money you can put towards moving expenses. Just make sure you’re going about this in the best way possible. Garage sales are one way, but you might save time and get more for your items if you use venues like Facebook Marketplace or eBay. 

Get Cooking!

Cooking is one of the last things you’ll want to do when transitioning from one home to another. Instead of eating out, which can cost a lot of money rather quickly, do some meal prepping before the big day and store your culinary creations in the freezer. 

Time is Money

Most moving companies charge hourly rates, so you can save a lot of money by doing some of the work ahead of time. Even if you’re paying for full-service movers, you can streamline the process by getting things organized so your movers can get in and out quickly. 

Are you moving on a budget and need help from a trusted and affordable New Jersey moving company? Contact Harrington Moving & Storage today to learn about our residential moving services and to request a free cost estimate!