Everyone loves a good deal to save a bit of money. Don't compromise quality when it comes to cutting costs on your residential relocation. Sometimes it's more about what you can do to decrease moving costs. Here are a few tips to help you save money during your residential move.

Consider Your Quote

While it might be tempting to go with the company that quotes the lowest cost, consider the big picture. A low-cost moving quote could be overshadowed if you have to replace broken, damaged, or missing items. Read online reviews and check credentials before deciding on a residential mover.

Consolidate Self-Storage

Empty self-storage containers ahead of time and get rid of or consolidate those items with your household goods. Most moving companies are happy to pick up extra items from storage facilities. Of course, that will come with added costs for extra stops and labor.

Check for Reusable Moving Supplies

If you're already working with a professional mover, enquire whether they have extra moving supplies such as extra padding or wardrobe boxes. Many moving companies will let you use those items at no extra cost during a local move.

Use Household Fabrics as Packing Materials

Kill two birds with one stone by using blankets, towels, and other household fabrics as added padding. You'll decrease the number of moving boxes while increasing protection. For particularly delicate items, it's best to speak with your movers about the best packing method.

Donate Non-Perishable Food

Moving costs are frequently calculated by weight. Instead of paying to move heavy $1 canned foods or boxed items, consider donating them to local churches or food pantries. You'll decrease weight and reduce spending.

Downsize Your Closet

If you have a full wardrobe of barely worn clothing, consider letting a friend or family member come shop your closet. You can also take unwanted clothing to places like the local Goodwill or Salvation Army Store.

Have a Garage Sale

Household moving has a way of revealing items that are infrequently used or unnecessarily stored. Instead of paying a moving company to relocate these items, have a garage sale instead. You'll downsize your relocation and add money back into your pocket.

Of course, experienced long-distance movers know all the best practices to help you reduce the cost of your move. Booth Movers has served New Jersey for over seven decades with quality residential moving services with customized packages. Grab a free quote today.