We know you’ve been meticulously eyeing a certain house in a nearby neighborhood. You like the look of the white picket fence out front, the freshly painted front door, and the second story—it’s all so enticing after living in a smaller home or renting an apartment. When the time finally comes, and you’re packing all your belongings, you might find the cost of moving is high. Even with the excitement of your move, you’re consciously thinking about your budget. Here at Mods Move, we’d want to help you save money so you can stay eager for this next chapter in your life.
Affordable Moving Methods and Supplies
Here are a few cheap moving methods and packing supplies to make your upcoming trip a little easier.
- Free Moving Supplies – You can find free moving supplies if you’re savvy. Check your local big-box store or grocery store for extra cardboard boxes. They usually break them up and throw them away. Just ask!
- Old Clothing – Instead of packing your goods in costly bubble wrap or foam, consider using old clothing. You can wrap silverware, picture frames, even vases in old clothing articles to keep them safe.
- Balloons – Packing peanuts are a fun little packing supply, but they get expensive. Instead, purchase a pack of balloons from the party section at your favorite store. You simply blow them up partially and insert them into the boxes you wish to keep safe.
Other Tips for Saving Money
- Declutter before moving – Take the time to go through your belongings and get rid of items you no longer need or use. The less you have to move, the cheaper and easier it will be. Consider selling or donating unwanted items.
- Look for free or cheap moving supplies – As mentioned in the article, you can often find free cardboard boxes at local stores. You can also ask friends, family, or neighbors if they have any boxes or packing materials they no longer need. Additionally, check online platforms or community groups where people offer free or discounted moving supplies.
- Use alternative packing materials – Instead of buying expensive bubble wrap or foam, use items you already have, such as old clothing, towels, or blankets, to wrap fragile items. This not only saves money but also helps protect your belongings during the move.
- Rent a portable storage container – As mentioned in the article, renting a portable on-demand storage container can be a cost-effective solution. You can pack the container at your own pace, and it will be transported to your new location when you’re ready. This option eliminates the need for hiring a moving truck and can save you money on transportation costs.
- Compare moving quotes – If you decide to hire professional movers, be sure to get quotes from multiple companies. Compare the prices, services offered, and customer reviews to find the most affordable and reliable option. Don’t forget to inquire about any additional fees or hidden costs.
- Opt for a DIY move – If you have the time and resources, consider doing the move yourself with the help of friends or family. Renting a moving truck for a day or weekend can be more cost-effective than hiring professional movers. However, be realistic about your capabilities and the amount of help you have available.
- Plan your move during the off-peak season – Moving companies often charge higher rates during peak moving seasons, which are typically summer months and weekends. If possible, plan your move for a weekday or during the off-peak season when rates are generally lower.
Remember to prioritize your safety and the safety of your belongings throughout the moving process. Properly pack and secure your items to minimize the risk of damage during transportation.
Portable on Demand Storage Containers
When the time comes for a move, many homeowners will hire a big box moving truck. They often pay a flat fee or a per-mile cost for the rental. Either option can be expensive, depending on the move in question.
But there’s another option. A portable on demand storage container can be delivered to your home and then picked up and delivered to your new destination. You pack the container yourself—taking your time—and then call to have it picked up once you’re done. It’s a cost-effective solution.
Experience the ease and reliability of M.O.D.S storage on demand. Contact us today at the following phone numbers:
- Fort Worth, TX: 817-847-6637
- Amarillo, TX: 806-350-6637
- Oklahoma City, OK: 405-720-7344
Discover the convenience of mobile storage that comes to you with M.O.D.S. Call us now and experience the difference.