Moving to a new home can be a costly experience. With so many things you will need to spend money on, there are a few ways to cut expenses and save money when packing for the move. Here’s Four Tips To Save Money When Packing For Your Move:
1. Use shredded paper to help pad fragile items like dishes instead of shelling out money for pacing peanuts. Most of the time, you will find yourself clearing out file cabinets or personal papers for the move. Since it is always a good idea to shred documents containing sensitive information, why not make it serve a dual purpose? Now you can clear your files, protect your identity and safely pack your fragile dishware or picture frames.
2. Use your luggage to pack your clothes in. Most people know that they need to pack their luggage up to take with them, but many people forget that they can fill the luggage up before they take it. This will save you tons of boxes during the move and unlike boxes, you will undoubtedly know what is in your luggage…clothes of course.
3. Clear out the fridge and plan your meals ahead of time. One things that you won’t want to transport most likely is tons of food. As your moving date approaches, be careful to only buy exactly what is needed at the grocery store. Cook and use everything that is already available in the refrigerator, freezer and cupboards. Pre-plan meals so that you can be careful to use exactly what you have on hand and do not be afraid to get creative!
4. If you know where you are moving, take measurements of spaces in the new home and measurements of your furniture. This way you can plan exactly where your furniture will fit. By doing this you can also prepare to sell or donate any furniture that will not fit in your new home. By only moving furniture, that you will use, you will save both time and money.