Denver Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
September 22, 2023

Money Saving Moving Tips

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Whether you're doing it by yourself or hiring a professional moving company in Denver, moving isn't just nerve-racking, but expensive. Likelihood is saving a little funds anywhere you can, is more than helpful. Here are some ideas which will help decrease your costs while moving to Denver.

Minimize Your Possessions

A frequent tendency now is minimalism: A deliberate approach to life which cuts down on the amount of "objects" within our existence. In terms of moving, shouldn't you help make your fresh start, even more tidy by de-cluttering and downsizing the amount of belongings you are moving?

A few commonplace examples of items that you might give consideration to ridding yourself of consist of:

· Unused clothing

· Old products (such as makeup, food items, etc.)

· Old electronics

· Used home furniture

· Jars and bottles

· Receipts

· Magazines/Papers/Books

· Busted toys, tools, as well as other broken things around the house

· Put away knick knacks

· Non-working home appliances

Of course, the concept of just discarding some of these things may raise your blood pressure but you will not automatically have to toss them. You can give consumer electronics to schools or other charitable groups. Books can be given to universities, your local library, or schools. And since most Americans own far too many clothes, probabilities are you will not feel sad about donating some of the only-worn-once pieces of clothing to a close by charity or consignment shop.

On the other hand, for those who have several things of value, you'll be able to counterbalance a part of your moving costs by having a garage/yard sale. Not only will this cut down on the things you'll need to move, but you're going to feel a lot better realizing you are truly beginning clean within your new location.

Drive Your Own Vehicle

Having a moving company in Denver move your car could be an unnecessary charge to you. If you choose, alternatively, to drive your own automobile, it provides you with some bonuses. For starters, you are able to carry a load of a number of your more treasured things which may not be great for a moving truck which include plants and also other personal items. Secondly, driving to your new home allows you to observe the landscape and get to know the region you are relocating to.

Of course, driving your own car or truck may not be the most feasible choice in each and every instance (just like when there is more than a single automobile, for example) in that case, it is advisable to find a moving company who's experienced with these types of moves.

Load up a Few Things Yourself

Depending on whether you are carrying out a local or long-distance move and the quantity of stuff you have, the price of packing will vary. It is possible to considerably reduce the price of your relocation with packing a number of your possessions yourself.

We advise developing a first-day box packed with essentials you'll need for your new house, the first day you get there. This is one thing you should pack for yourself as you know best, everything you will most need that primary night in your new residence.

Other items you can consider packing include:

· Towels/Bed sheets

· Pillows

· Books

· Pots and pans

· Clothes

· Toiletries

· Cleaning supplies

· Pet necessities

· Toys

· Knick-Knacks

While packing your own things, you'll want to use quality containers, strong tape, and a marker to jot down the items in the boxes to ensure you know which room or living area they belong in. Many moving companies in Denver feature several tiers of packing service, so make sure and talk with your mover to figure out which level will best meet your needs and your funds.

Mind the Time

Did you know that professional movers generally request different rates with respect to the time of year? It’s true, in their busy period, May through August, a peak season upcharge is utilized. Of course, the time of the year you move, isn't always something you can pick for numerous reasons but if you are able, look at a move during the slower seasons - from September through April - while demand is usually least.

Moving can be an exciting time and conserving money on the expenses is just one way to allow it to be better yet. If you would like to find out more about A-1 Freeman Moving Group’s moving services in Denver, reach out to us right away for more information regarding how we could help you get to wherever you are heading.


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