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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 usually among the most exciting adventures you can commence. The process might be tedious, not only from the procedural angle but in your cost allocation as well. High moving expenses aren’t a luxury to anyone at all.

The professional movers at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Atlanta can help you keep your costs under control and allow you to move without losing your mental health. Albeit some moving expenses are inescapable, it is achievable to preserve money in a few spots. To help you with this, we have listed the best ideas to help reduce expenses while moving.

1. Organize Prior to When You Pack and Get Rid of the Excess

Gather all the unwanted things that might still be worth enough to bring in decent money. Think about if the belongings are worth your time, headache, and expense of moving them to your new home. If not, put them online, or sell them to neighbors to pocket a little cash to help with moving expenses.

You can get rid of unneeded stuff easily by:

  • List items online
  • Hold a garage sale
  • Barter the items to get other important items you could need from buddies or relatives
  • Put the items on Facebook marketplace or maybe a neighborhood website

2. Pack It Yourself

If you can muster it, packing your items alone can save you lots of money throughout the move. Packing takes the longest time and is usually one of the most costly chores of moving.

Pack all your essentials, such as:

  • Bath Towels/Linens
  • Knick-Knacks
  • Dishes
  • Clothing Items
  • Books
  • Dishes
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Pet supplies
  • Pillows
  • Toys

If you decide to pack on your own, be sure you get good-quality boxes and packing tape (not masking tape!). Many moving companies in Atlanta may provide a few tiers for the packing service. Talk to your professional mover in Atlanta and find the level that best fits your requirements and budget.

3. Shop Around for Better Prices

When you’ve got a tight budget, figure out how to lessen cut your spending. Services and prices change similar to many other things. Do not rush to lood for for the best prices and understand all the selections out there.

Be cautious of moving companies that offer deals that seem too good to be true. Very low bids might mean low-quality work which might damage your things or the services being different than what is promised. Working with a reputable moving company in Atlanta will provide peace of mind and guarantee quality work.

4. Don't Spend Money on Boxes

Spending a lot of money on materials such as paper, boxes, and bubble wrap could adversely affect your budget. Decrease such costs by being smart with how you source the materials. Ask your neighbors and buddies who recently moved for their used boxes and any unneeded packing supplies they might have. Also, stop by retail stores like furniture, grocery, and appliance stores to see if they have any boxes that they might be willing to give away.

5. Move During Non-Peak Season

There is a reason lots of people move in the summer months, which is referred to in the moving industry as peak season. The kids are on break, and you probably 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) may save you some money.

In Summary

Moving is a fun time, and money-saving tips are a great way to improve it. If you would like to learn more about A-1 Freeman Moving Group's moving services in Atlanta, get in touch with us for more information on how we can help you get to wherever you are going.


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