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 stressful time, both mentally and also monetarily. There are several steps you can take to help soothe your thoughts and spare your bank account. Selecting the proper moving company is also an important part of ensuring an easier move.


Declutter and Sell

Getting ready for a garage sale while you prepare a move may appear unnecessary, however it might produce some much-needed relief. Decluttering prior to a move is much easier in comparison with doing so following. Once you have determined what you will not be bringing to the new house, make an effort to sell it. Some things may have value to a niche retailer, but you may also check out consignment or a garage sale. Not only have you gotten rid of belongings you will no longer need, but you can also give a little more cash to your moving fund. If you will offer anything in a garage sale, pick a couple of days for the yard sale and stick to them. Everything else you don't sell might be donated anyplace you select.


Boxes, packing tape, markers, and peel off stickers are one of the most essential components of your move. They do not need to be the most costly element though! Inquire around for cartons and tape. If you know someone else who has just recently completed moving, you might be allowed to acquire used boxes from them. Lots of organizations will give you the cartons from their deliveries for free. If you don't have packing tape currently, you'll have to buy it. You can aim for less expensive kinds but avoid the cheapest variety. You do not need the tape to fall short for you. Markers and peel off stickers can be obtained from the majority of dollar retailers, which could save a lot of cash!

Color Coding

While adding a color-coded method for your move is not going to save some money, it can save you considerable time. Simply by arranging all your cartons along with pieces of furniture by color, there is a reduced likelihood a carton will be put in the incorrect room. You'll want to label each space of the new house with a color also. When the time comes, the boxes will find themselves on the moving truck by size and weight, not by place. By having the boxes color coded, after the boxes are unloaded, it'll be effortless to figure out the place each box should go. Giving you additional time to settle into your new area instead of looking for where any specific box has gone.

Remain Organized

By the final several days of packing it isn't surprising you are worn out and ready for the complete encounter to be over with. You are excited about your new space but may miss the old to a certain degree. You are surrounded by cartons for many days (or perhaps weeks) and it's not difficult to end up getting lazy. Should you let yourself start tossing random things in random cartons, it might make things quicker at this moment, but it'll take you longer to unpack later on. This will likely mean taking more time off of work which has the potential to cost you more money.

Hiring Professional Movers

Even though there is an expense connected to employing a professional moving company in Austin, they will save you time as well as frustration. You will not need to panic about recruiting buddies that can help carry the bulky pieces, booking a moving truck and gassing it back up, and you won't have to stress about how long it will take you to move all those boxes. A professional moving company in Austin will quickly, efficiently, and safely get all your belongings to your new space.

Should you have any questions or fears concerning your upcoming move, don't hesitate to give us a call today!


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