Top 4 Tips to Keep Moving Costs Down

Moving to a new home is exciting! Unfortunately, it’s also hard work and usually pretty darn expensive. Before scrapping your plans because of the cost, we’ve got some tips to keep moving expenses manageable. Here are the top four.

Tip #1: Flexibility is Key

Being flexible with your move dates can help save you a bundle. Summertime, holiday breaks, the beginning of the month, and the end of the month are peak times for movers. Weekends are also prime time for moving companies. If you can schedule your move outside of those windows, you’ll find prices are lower for almost everything.

Tip #2: Don’t Move Your Junk

Movers charge by the amount moved, including the weight. If you’re doing to cull your belongings, do it before you pay to move it. Have a garage sale, donate old clothes, and give or throw away the things you no longer use.

Tip #3: Pack Strategically

Putting too few items in a box wastes valuable space. Strategic packing can help maximize your boxes, helping you spend less on packing supplies and less on moving fewer items. Packing like items together, heavier items on the bottoms of boxes, and using things like towels and linens for cushion can help save space and money when packing.

Tip #4: Hire a Professional

It might seem counterintuitive to hire a moving company to save money, but with their experience and expertise, you’ll save both time and money, and you’ll reduce your stress as well.

Contact Nilson Van and Storage for a free quote when you’re ready to cut costs and schedule your move.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.