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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 one of the most exciting adventures you can plunge into. The process might be demanding, not only from the operational standpoint but in your financial plan also. High moving expenses aren’t a luxury to any homeowner.

The professional movers with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin can help you keep your costs in check and allow you to move without losing your mental health. Albeit some moving expenses are inescapable, it can be feasible to save money in a couple of areas. To help you with this, here are the best guidelines to help minimize costs if moving.

1. Declutter Ahead of When You Pack and Sell the Excess

Collect all your unwanted belongings which may still be worth enough to bring in a bit of money. Contemplate whether the belongings are worth your time, headache, and expense of moving them to your new home. If not, list them online, or sell them to buddies to pocket some cash to help with moving expenses.

You may get rid of unneeded stuff with ease by:

  • Sell things online
  • Have a yard sale
  • Barter the items to get other important stuff you may need from buddies or relatives
  • Put the items on Facebook marketplace or perhaps a neighborhood website

2. Pack It Yourself

When you can muster it, packing your things on your own might save you a decent amount of money over the move. Packing takes the longest time and is usually one of the most expensive aspects of moving.

Pack all your essentials, such as:

  • Bath Towels/Bed Sheets
  • Knick-Knacks
  • Dishes
  • Clothing Items
  • Books
  • Dishes
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Pet supplies
  • Pillows
  • Kids’ Toys

Should you opt to pack yourself, be sure you use good-quality boxes and also packing tape (not masking tape!). Many moving companies in Austin may provide a few levels for the packing service. Talk to your professional mover in Austin and find the tier that best fits your requirements as well as budget.

3. Shop Around for Better Prices

When you have a tight budget, explore ways to reduce cut your spending. Services and prices change just like everything else. Don’t rush when looking around for the best deals and understand all the options available.

Watch out for movers that give you deals that seem too good to be true. Very low bids could mean low-quality work that may damage your belongings or the services being different than what is promised. Working with a reputable moving company in Austin will give you peace of mind and guarantee quality work.

4. Do Not Spend Money on Boxes

Purchasing materials like paper for wrapping, boxes, and bubble wrap could negatively affect your budget. Decrease such expenses by being smart with how you get these supplies. Ask your family and friends who recently moved for their used cartons and any unneeded packing supplies they might have. Additionally, run by retail locations such as furniture, grocery, and appliance stores to ask if they have any boxes that they might be willing to give you.

5. Move During Non-Peak Season

There's a reason lots of people move in the summertime, which is referred to in the moving industry as peak season. The kiddos are out of school, and you possibly will not have to wade through 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 a fun time, and money-saving tips are an excellent way to improve it. Should you like to hear more about A-1 Freeman Moving Group's moving services in Austin, get in touch with us for more information on how we might be able to help you get to wherever you are going.


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