Getting ready to move? Want to save money on said move? You’re in the right place to learn how to do just that!
Bekins of South Florida has been a trustworthy moving and storage company since 1891, giving us over a century of experience handling all types of relocations throughout Florida and beyond. Moreover, we are proud to be an agent for Bekins Van Lines, a ProMover with the ATA Moving & Storage Conference, and a BBB-accredited and A+ rated business.
That said, we are a great source of information when it comes to planning a move—even if you don’t choose us as your professional movers. Whether you’re in the beginning stages of planning your relocation or ready to kick things off, we have some information you can use to save money along the way:
- Sell or Donate Items
- Use DIY Packing Materials
- Ask About Reusable Moving Supplies
- Consolidate Everything to One Pick-Up Spot
- Choose the Right Moving Company
Let’s dive in!
1. Get Rid of Unwanted Items Before the Move
Packing for a move is bound to reveal one important fact: you have a lot of things. The good news is there is no better time to evaluate what you can part with versus what you want to keep. So, what can you do with the items you’re saying goodbye to?
Some of the easiest ways to clear out unwanted belongings include:
- Having a Yard Sale
- Selling Items to Friends/Family
- Selling Items Online
- Donating Clothing to Charity
- Donating Nonperishables to Food Banks
2. Utilize Blankets/Fabrics Around Your Home for Packing
When it comes to packing up your belongings, it’s important to ensure they are secure for the journey ahead. That’s why people buy packing materials like padded blankets, shrink wrapping, moving blankets, and more.
However, there is something you can do before buying even more things—use the blankets and thicker fabrics you already have around the house! This is a great way to consolidate items you’ll already be taking with you and save money on packing supplies, too.
3. Ask Your Movers About Reusable Moving Supplies
Another great way to save money on your upcoming move is to ask your movers about reusable moving supplies. Most moving companies will have supplies on-hand that they provide to their clients either for free or at a discounted price. This includes moving blankets, boxes, crates, and more.
4. Designate One Pick-Up Spot for All Your Belongings
Prior to your move, you may already have some items in self-storage facilities. The good news is your hired movers will have no problem making multiple stops to pick everything up, but this will tack on extra labor and transportation costs.
To help cut costs a bit, try to bring everything to one place to facilitate things and make your move a smoother process overall.
5. Work with a Moving Company You Trust
The final puzzle piece of simplifying your upcoming move and making it more affordable is hiring a reputable moving company that can meet all your needs. Your first thought may be to hire the cheapest one, so you can save a few bucks up front, but this can actually end up costing you more in the long run.
Instead, do your research and find a company that offers quality services. That’s what our residential movers at Bekins of South Florida does! We offer customizable moving plans, so you only are paying for the services you select. These services include:
- Packing & Unpacking
- Custom Crating Options
- Moving Supplies Sales
- Furniture & Doorway Protection
- Reliable Vehicle Shipping Services
- Short- & Long-Term Storage
If you’re ready to get started on your upcoming move, get in touch with our long-distance movers to schedule an appointment and get a free estimate today.
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