Below are some helpful ideas that you can take into consideration if you are on a budget and you are about to move to the new place.
Compare the costs of DIY and professional service
Jumping immediately to the conclusion that DIY would always be cost effective is not the right approach. If your luggage contains costly breakables, you can’t afford to risk the integrity of those items by picking DIY option. You will definitely need to hire professional moving service in order to ensure that your items are not coming in the harm’s way. Furthermore, you can compare prices of different professional movers and pick the best one.
Don’t pay much for the boxes
For their high importance, boxes are usually sold at inflated prices by many companies. Don’t get flattened by their scary sales pitch that would tell you to pick their expensive boxes rather than going for the cheaper, or even free of cost, boxes. The best way to get cheap moving boxes is to contact the shipping companies and order the amount of boxes you need. You can also ask your moving service to provide you the moving boxes. They may provide you with the boxes without charging anything for them.
Furthermore, you can inspect the free section of craigslist to get boxes for free. Remember, paying huge price for the boxes when you can get them free can seriously hurt your budget.
Make requests for shutdown of less significant utility services
It should be easy for you to survive without utility services like TV and internet for a week or so. Thus, you can order for the shutdown of these services a couple of weeks prior to your moving day. That would surely help you save good amount of money.
Consider selling or donating some of your stuff
Selling items can save you huge amount of money in many perspectives. You will have cash in your hand. The weight of your luggage will be reduced and so will be the price associated with it. You will be able to avoid paying tax for the luggage. So, the items that you are not going to need at the new place should be sold out for good.
Provide cushioning to the items using fabrics at home
This trick works many times but it is recommended that you check the feasibility for it before you do it. Furthermore, you might need packing material no matter how hard you try to avoid it; so make sure that you have analyzed properly regarding what to be wrapped using fabrics and what would need specified packing materials.