If you want to plan a budget-friendly residential move, there are a few adjustments you can make. From choosing packing materials to donating unwanted items, you can better meet your budget expectations.

As an experienced moving company, we have helped numerous clients plan a cost-effective relocation. This article will cover tips for saving money on a residential move. 

Have a Garage or Yard Sale 

For most people, we accumulate items that they no longer use or don't want to take with them to the next destination. A good way to give these items to those that value them is by selling them at a garage or yard sale.

Neighborhood sales allow you to earn back money on your items and have fewer things to transport on the moving day. If there isn't a scheduled sale coming, you can also offer to host one that your neighbors can join. 

Donate Unwanted Items and Non-Perishable Food

If having a neighborhood sale isn't possible, you can donate your unwanted items to a good cause. There are many organizations like Goodwill and Salvation Army that will accept furniture, clothing, and electronics. 

Additionally, you can donate non-perishable food items to a local food bank. If you have canned or boxed items you don't want to bring with you, a charity will help distribute them to those in need. 

Ask About Renting Reusable Moving Supplies 

Packing materials can be costly if you are on a strict budget. Fortunately, many professional moving companies offer reusable moving supplies that you can use without any extra charge. 

Some reusable moving supplies you can rent are the following:

  • Wardrobe Boxes
  • Moving Pads
  • Moving Straps 

Along with renting reusable moving supplies, you can visit your local retail stores to find discount shipping boxes. Some retailers will give you leftover shipping boxes that you can use for your residential move. 

Use Household Fabrics as Packing Materials

If you have extra household fabrics like blankets and towels, you can use them as packing materials. These fabrics help cushion items you are transporting and ensure they remain undamaged.

However, it's best not to use household fabrics to protect fragile items during relocation. A professional team of residential movers will provide custom crating to protect your fragile items. 

Empty Self-Storage Service Before Moving Date

When you have self-storage units with some of your belongings, you should empty them before the moving day. If you require the moving company to empty the storage for you, the cost of the relocation will be more expensive. 

Making multiple stops throughout your residential move will require more labor costs and transportation fees. You can cut costs by consolidating or disposing of your items before moving day. 

Choose a Low-Cost Moving Provider 

Cost is often a big factor for people seeking a moving company. While cost is important, it shouldn't be the only thing you look for in a professional moving provider.

It's important to consider the reputation of the mover and determine if they are a dependable company to transport your items. Research online reviews and look for industry accolades when picking a mover. 

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Boyer-Rosene is a family-owned moving company helping Chicago and surrounding areas. If you want a smooth relocation for your home, you can count on our local and long-distance movers

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