Moving Blog
February 02, 2024

Save $$$ on Your Move: 5 Tips from Professional Movers

getting ready to moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is among the most chaotic adventures you can embark on. The method is often tedious, not only from the operational standpoint but in your budget also. High moving expenses are no luxury to any homeowner.

The professional movers with A-1 Freeman Moving Group can help you keep your costs managed and enable you to move without losing your mental health. Albeit some moving expenses are inevitable, it is achievable to conserve money in several areas. To help you with this, here are the best tips to help reduce expenses if moving.

1. Declutter Before You Pack and Get Rid of the Excess

Collect all your unwanted items that might still be valuable enough to fetch decent money. Consider if the items are worth your time, headache, and expense of moving them to your new house. If not, get them online, or sell them to neighbors to pocket a bit of cash to help with moving costs.

You can get rid of unneeded belongings simply by:

  • List stuff online
  • Hold a garage sale
  • Barter the items to get other important things you may need from friends or relatives
  • Put the items on Facebook marketplace or a neighborhood website

2. Pack It Yourself

If you have the time to, packing your things by yourself can save you lots of money during the move. Packing takes a while and is one of the most expensive chores of moving.

Pack all your essentials, such as:

  • Towels/Linens
  • Knick-Knacks
  • Dishes
  • Clothing
  • Books
  • Dishes
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Pet supplies
  • Pillows
  • Kids’ Toys

When you opt to pack by yourself, be sure you utilize good-quality boxes and also packing tape (not masking tape!). Many moving companies can provide different tiers for the packing service. Talk to your professional mover and find the level that best fits your needs and also budget.

3. Shop Around for Better Rates

Should you have a tight budget, explore ways to lessen cut your spending. Conveniences and prices fluctuate similar to many other things. Take your time to lood for for the best deals and understand all the options out there.

Be careful of providers that offer deals which sound too good to be true. Very low bids might mean low-quality work that might damage your things or the services being different than what is promised. Working with a reputable moving company will give you peace of mind and guarantee quality work.

4. Don't Spend Money on Boxes

Buying supplies such as paper, cartons, and bubble wrap might adversely impact your budget. Cut down these costs by being smart with how you find the supplies. Ask your neighbors and also buddies who recently moved for their used cartons and any unwanted packing materials they could have. And, swing into retail locations such as furniture, grocery, and appliance stores to see if they have any boxes which they would be willing to give away.

5. Move During Non-Peak Season

There is a reason lots of folks move in summer, which is referred to in the moving industry as peak season. The kids are on break, and you probably won't have to get your feet wet in slush puddles or slip on ice. If you have a flexible schedule, moving during non-peak season (October through April) could save you some money.


Moving can be an exciting time, and money-saving tips are a good way to make it even better. Should you like to learn more about A-1 Freeman Moving Group's moving services, call us for additional information on how we can help you get to wherever you are moving.


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