Moving can be an expensive experience. The cost of moving can quickly add up with all the packing supplies, moving truck rentals, and possible storage fees that can accumulate. However, there are ways to save money on your residential move without sacrificing the quality of your move. Moving doesn't have to break the bank, so let's explore some moving tips by the residential movers here at Solomon & Sons Relocation Services

Plan Ahead

The key to saving money on your move lies in planning ahead. Movers typically charge by the hour, so the more efficient your move is, the less it will cost you. Start packing early, declutter your home, and have an organized plan for moving day. Moving during non-peak season or mid-week is also cheaper than moving during peak season or the weekends.

Book Your Move Early

If you plan ahead and book your move in advance, you can save a significant amount of money on the cost of hiring movers and transportation. The earlier you book, the more likely you are to get a prime moving slot, which can save you time and money in the long run. If you book during a peak season or at the last minute, then chances are that your move might end up costing more to complete. 

Save On Supplies

When it comes to supplies, you don't have to break the bank. Start by asking around for free boxes from grocery stores or friends. You can also find free packing materials on websites. Moving companies can also provide with any specialized packing supplies for your more valuable and fragile items. Don't forget to label your boxes to save time on unpacking, and use household items like towels or blankets to wrap fragile items.

Sell or Donate Unwanted Items

The less you have to move, the cheaper your move will be. Before you start packing, go through your belongings and decide what you can sell or donate. Selling your items at a garage sale can be a profitable to get rid of items you no longer need. Donating to charity not only saves you money on your move, but it also benefits others in need. Also make sure to get rid of any perishable items beforehand. 

Hire a Reputable Moving Company

Although it may be tempting to hire the cheapest moving company, it could end up costing you more in the long run. Look for reputable moving companies with good online reviews, and compare their prices and services. Take the time to thoroughly assess what moving companies are around you and what services you need. 

DIY Where Possible

While hiring a team of local or long-distance movers for everything may seem like the easiest option, it can be expensive. Consider doing some of the work yourself, like packing and loading, and only hire movers for the more difficult tasks like unloading or transporting heavy furniture. You can also rent a moving truck and save money on the loading, unloading, and transportation.

Moving Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive

Moving doesn't have to be a stressful and costly experience. Planning ahead and hiring a reputable moving company are all ways to save money on your residential move. Remember, the goal is to be efficient and minimize unnecessary costs without sacrificing the quality of your move. By following these tips, you can have a successful move that won't break the bank.