One of the biggest concerns for people planning a relocation is the budget. Relocating can be a significant investment, so it's important to find ways to save money through different methods. 

As a professional moving and storage company, we have helped customers reduce their relocation costs. This article will discuss some helpful tips for saving money during a residential move. 

Host a Local Yard Sale

If you have accumulated some items in your home that you no longer need, it's a good idea to sell them at a neighborhood sale. A garage or yard sale is a good way to earn money for unwanted items. 

Many people in your neighborhood will buy items such as clothing, electronics, or furniture that you put up for sale. By selling these items, you reduce the number of items you need to move to the next destination. 

Donate Unwanted Items and Non-Perishable Food

While neighborhood sales are a good way to eliminate unwanted items, they aren't a choice for many living in multi-family housing. If you can't sell your unused items, you can donate them to charitable organizations near you. 

Many charities will accept your clothing and furniture, allowing others to use them. You can also donate non-perishable food items to food banks that will give them to those in need. 

Use Household Fabric Items as Packing Supplies

Saving money during your residential relocation can take a bit of creativity. A useful tip for saving on packing supplies is to use household fabrics that you already have. 

You can use a towel or blanket as a moving pad to protect your household items. However, it's recommended by residential movers that you don't use household fabrics to protect your fragile items. 

Ask About Reusable Moving Supplies

If you are working with a professional moving company, you should ask if they will lend you reusable moving supplies at no extra charge. Some moving supplies like moving pads and wardrobe boxes are often available from the moving provider. 

Additionally, you can look for discounted moving supplies at stores in your local area. A retail store may give you shipping boxes that they will throw away if you ask for them. 

Empty Self-Storage Before the Move

Do you have household items stored in self-storage units? Before your moving date, you should empty your storage unit and consolidate the items to their proper places. 

While residential moving companies will help you and make a stop to empty the storage, you will be paying extra for this privilege. If you are on a strict budget, it's best to minimize the additional stops and reduce labor costs. 

Pick a Low-Cost Moving Provider

Choosing an affordable moving company is an important part of reducing the costs of your relocation. However, you shouldn't focus solely on the costs that a moving provider offers for their services. 

It's better to work with a moving and storage company that you can trust to deliver your items on time. You can find a reputable moving provider by looking at online reviews and choosing a company with industry accolades. 

Request a Free Moving Estimate Today

Since 1865, the local and long-distance movers at O'Mara Moving and Storage have provided streamlined relocations. We take pride in being a trusted option for homeowners looking for dependable moving services.

Contact us today to request a free moving estimate. Call to speak with one of our friendly representatives or fill out the online quote form.