Austin Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
September 22, 2023

Money Saving Moving Tips

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Whether you're doing it by yourself or working with a professional moving company in Austin, moving isn't just nerve-racking, but pricey. Odds are conserving a little cash anywhere you can, is more than helpful. Here are some suggestions that can help decrease your expenses when moving to Austin.

Minimize Your Possessions

A popular trend now is minimalism: A deliberate lifestyle that cuts down on the number of "things" inside our existence. In terms of moving, why don't you make your new beginning, even more tidy by de-cluttering and downsizing the quantity of things you are moving?

Some common types of items that you may think about ridding yourself of include:

· Unused apparel

· Expired products (including makeup products, foods, etc.)

· Old electronic products

· Used home furniture

· Containers and bottles

· Receipts

· Magazines/Papers/Books

· Destroyed toys, tools, or any other defective home goods

· Put away knick-knackery

· Non-functioning appliances

Of course, the concept of just tossing a few of these belongings might increase your blood pressure nevertheless you don't automatically have to discard them. You are able to give electronics to schools or other charity organizations. Books can be passed to colleges, your local library, or schools. And since most us possess far too many clothes, odds are you won't feel lousy about giving a number of the only-worn-once items of clothing to a nearby charity or consignment retailer.

On the other hand, when you have several pieces of value, you can counterbalance some of your moving expenses through having a garage/yard sale. Not only will this cut down on the stuff you will have to move, however you'll feel better recognizing you will be truly beginning clean within your new location.

Drive Your Own Automobile

Having a moving company in Austin transport your vehicle could be an unneeded charge for you. If you choose, rather, to drive your own automobile, it provides you with a few bonuses. Firstly, you can carry a load of several of your more treasured things which might not be great for a moving truck which include indoor plants or other personal items. Second of all, driving to your new home enables you to observe the landscape and get to know the vicinity you will be transferring to.

Obviously, driving your individual vehicle most likely is not the most viable option in every single circumstance (including when there is more than one vehicle, for instance) in which case, it is critical to find a moving company who is experienced with these sorts of moves.

Pack Some Things Yourself

Depending on whether you're carrying out a local or long-distance move and how much stuff you have, the price of packing will vary. You are able to significantly reduce the cost of your relocation through packing some of your possessions by yourself.

We recommend developing a first-day box loaded with essentials you will want for the new home, the first day you get there. This is definitely one thing you need to pack for yourself as you know best, the things you will most need that first night in your new home.

Other stuff you can look at packing include:

· Bathroom towels/Bed sheets

· Pillows

· Books

· Pots and pans

· Clothes

· Toiletries

· Cleaning supplies

· Pet supplies

· Toys

· Knick-Knacks

When packing your personal belongings, you'll want to get suitable cartons, strong tape, and a marker to jot down the contents of the boxes so you recognize which room or living area they belong in. A lot of moving companies in Austin provide several levels of packing service, so be sure and discuss with your mover to determine which level will best meet your needs and also your budget.

Mind the Time

Did you know that professional movers typically charge different rates with respect to the time of the year? It is true, throughout their busy period, May through August, a peak season upcharge is utilized. Needless to say, the time of the year you move, might not be anything you can pick for numerous factors however if you can, consider a move over the slower seasons - from September through April - while demand is normally least.

Moving can be an exciting time and lowering costs on the expenditures is only one approach to allow it to be better yet. If you'd like to learn more about A-1 Freeman Moving Group’s moving services in Austin, touch base with us today to find out more on how we will help you to get to wherever you are going.


Request a free quote


Almost there...

Tell us a little more about yourself!
(Contact information is required to submit form.)