By Jennifer Srock
Save On Moving Costs: Before You Move, Have A Garage Sale or Donate Unnecessary Items – The more you get rid of before you start packing, you’ll have less to box up, less to move and maybe even be able to rent a smaller moving truck or POD. For bigger pieces of furniture, you may want to be sure it will fit in your new home before you go through the hassle of moving it carefully and finding out it won’t work at the new home.
Save On Moving Costs: Pack Up and Drive the Moving Truck Yourself- Your biggest savings will come with your readiness to pack up all of your belongings yourself. If you are moving far away and can’t drive yourself, you can still pack up your belongings and fill up a POD. Hire your family or friends to load everything up or unload everything for the price of a pizza party.
Save On Moving Costs: Score Packing Materials For Free – Try finding free boxes in the free section of Craigslist.org. After your move, you can list them back on Craigslist as well. Recycle and make someone’s day. Ask your local wine store, cafes, Starbucks and other similar stores that get deliveries all the time and just want to get rid of their boxes. Instead of bubble wrap, use your towels, dish cloths, and fabric napkins to wrap your fragile items.
Save On Moving Costs: Buy Packing Tape At The Dollar Store – Sometimes you can even find brand name packing tape at a dollar store. If you’re moving far, you may want to double up on the tape.