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September 24, 2019

Moving to Austin on a Budget: 5 Time and Money Savers

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

Moving to Austin is usually a hectic time, both mentally and monetarily. There are a few things you can do to help ease your mind and spare your bank account. Hiring an appropriate moving company is also an important part of ensuring a smoother move.


Declutter and Sell

Getting yourself ready for a sale while you schedule a move might sound unnecessary, but it could offer some welcomed relief. Decluttering prior to moving is much simpler compared to doing so following. After you have identified what you'll not be bringing with you, make an effort to sell it. Some pieces might have value to a specialty retailer, but you can also consider consignment or a yard sale. Not only have you gotten rid of items you don't need, but you may also add a little more cash to your moving fund. In case you are selling anything in a garage sale, select a few days for the garage sale and adhere to them. Anything you do not sell can be donated anywhere you select.


Boxes, packing tape, markers, and stickers are one of the most essential components of your move. They do not have to be the costliest part though! Inquire around for boxes and tape. If you know somebody else that has just recently completed moving, you could be allowed to acquire used cartons from them. Lots of organizations will give you the cartons from their shipments free of charge. If you don't have packing tape presently, you'll have to purchase it. You can aim for less costly kinds yet stay away from the cheapest variety. You don't want the tape to fail on you. Markers as well as peel off stickers can be found in most dollar retailers, which may help you save a bundle!

Color Coding

Whilst including a color-coded method in your move will not likely conserve your funds, it can save you lots of time. Simply by organizing all your boxes and household furniture by color, there will be a lesser chance a carton will likely be left in the completely wrong place. You need to label each and every room of your new residence with a color too. When it's time, the boxes will find themselves on the moving truck by weight and size, possibly not by area. By having the boxes color coded, when the boxes are unloaded, it will be effortless to figure out where each carton should go. Giving you more time to settle into your new space as opposed to looking for where any particular box went.

Keep Organized

By the final few days of packing it's not shocking you are exhausted and set for the complete encounter to be finished. You will be excited about your new residence yet will miss the old to some extent. You have been encompassed by cartons for several days (and even weeks) and it's not difficult to get complacent. Should you allow yourself to commence throwing random items in random boxes, it might make things faster right now, however it will take you more time to unpack down the road. This could mean taking more time off work which has the potential to amount to more money.

Hiring Professional Movers

While there is a price connected to hiring a professional moving company in Austin, they'll save you time as well as headache. You will not need to panic about recruiting buddies that can help carry the bigger pieces, renting a truck and gassing it back up, and you won't have to worry about how long it will take you to move all those cartons. A professional moving company in Austin is going to rapidly, proficiently, and safely get all your possessions to your new residence.

Should you have any questions or fears concerning your upcoming move, don't hesitate to get in touch today!


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