Moving can be an exciting experience, but it can also be financially stressful for many people. If you aren't prepared, a residential relocation can be a large financial burden on you. 

Fortunately, there are many ways to save money when planning a residential relocation. This article will provide helpful tips for saving money during your upcoming move. 

Host a Garage or Yard Sale

If you have items in your home that you don't want to bring with you, many homeowners host a garage or yard sale. By selling off many unused items, you can reduce the number of items you need to pay to transport.

Some of the most popular items sold at garage sales are:

  • Furniture
  • Clothing
  • Electronics

Donate Your Non-Perishable Food or Unwanted Items 

When you live in an apartment or condo, a neighborhood sale is not a realistic option. If you still want someone to make good use of your unwanted items, you can donate them to a local charity. 

Additionally, you can donate non-perishable food items to a church or local food bank in your area. Unfortunately, a food donation organization won't accept perishable items, so you must dispose of them before moving day. 

Ask Movers About Reusable Moving Supplies

If you are working with a reputable moving provider, they will likely have reusable moving supplies you can use at no extra charge. Items like moving pads and wardrobe boxes are often included by movers if you need them. 

However, you can also ask your local packing material supplier if they have discounted moving supplies. Some retail stores will offer leftover shipping boxes if you ask for them. 

Use Household Fabrics as Packing Materials

When moving, you can use household fabric items like towels and blankets to help protect some of your household belongings. The fabric offers enough cushioning to prevent items from being damaged during transport. 

However, residential movers don't recommend you use household fabrics to protect fragile items. It's best to consult with your moving provider about the best way to protect your fragile belongings. 

Consolidate Items in Self-Storage 

Do you rent self-storage units? If you have items in storage, you should empty your units before the moving date and consolidate them. Residential movers will help load your items from storage, but you will need to pay more for the service.

The costs of making multiple stops will be far more than gathering all items at your property before the relocation. However, emptying your self-storage isn't necessary if you are moving locally and within driving distance of the storage facility. 

Choose a Low-Cost Moving Company 

While the price of moving services is an important consideration, it shouldn't be the only deciding factor in working with a moving provider. It may be tempting to choose the company with the lowest cost for your move, but you also need to pick a company that will deliver your items on time. 

You can find reputable moving companies by looking for those with awards and industry affiliations. After comparing moving providers in your area, you can select the one that best suits your needs. 

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