So it is time for that big move. Maybe you moving a few block or a few states away. Either way the cost of a move can take a bite out of your bank account. Below are a few ideas on how you save money while packing for your next move.
1. Collect boxes yourself
At a lot of stores will give you boxes for free. If you make it a habit of asking every time you go to the grocery store you can get all the boxes you need free of charge. If you wait till it’s too late those boxes can cost up to $3 a piece and that will add up quickly.
2. Ask your friends and family to help
What are friends for? Hiring help is expensive and most people are glad to lend a hand because they know there is a good chance they will want to call that favor back in.
3. Get rid of stuff you are not going to use
This will save you space and therefor money. It will also give you less to hassle with while packing and unpacking. If you are going to get a new place you might as well have a new start.
4. Save your newspapers to use like bubble wrap
Bubble wrap can be very expensive and since it is made from plastic it’s also not great for the environment. Newspapers are a free and a more environmentally friendly way to protect your fragile belongings.
5. Update your homeowners or renters insurance
Make sure you have the protection you need for your new place. Because fire, damage, and theft are always a real possibility not mention any personal liability you might incur. The best way to do that is to have a talk with a great insurance agent at DePaulo Agency or visit them at