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

Money Saving Moving Tips

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Regardless if you are doing it yourself or hiring a professional moving company in Little Rock, moving is not just traumatic, but costly. Likelihood is preserving a little bit of money wherever you can, is more than beneficial. Here are several suggestions that can help decrease your expenditures when moving to Little Rock.

Minimize Your Things

A common tendency currently is minimalism: A deliberate approach to life which cuts down on the quantity of "items" within our lives. In terms of moving, why don't you make your fresh start, even tidier by de-cluttering and downsizing the quantity of items you are moving?

Some well-known examples of items that you might think about getting rid of include:

· Gently used clothing

· Old products (such as makeup products, foods, and so on.)

· Old electronics

· Broken furniture

· Containers and glass bottles

· Receipts

· Magazines/Papers/Books

· Busted toys and games, tools, as well as other defective things around the house

· Stored collectibles

· Non-functioning home appliances

Naturally, the idea of just trashing a few of these items might increase your blood pressure but you do not necessarily have to toss them. You can offer consumer electronics to schools as well as other charitable organizations. Books could be given to colleges, libraries, or schools. And because a good number of Americans have way too many outfits, odds are you will not feel sad about donating a few of the only-worn-once items of clothing to a nearby nonprofit or consignment shop.

On the other hand, if you have a number of items of value, you can counterbalance some of your moving costs by having a garage/yard sale. This will not only decrease the items you'll need to move, but you will feel a lot better knowing you're truly beginning fresh in your new home.

Drive Your Own Automobile

Having a moving company in Little Rock move your car or truck can be an unneeded expense to you. If you choose, alternatively, to drive your own automobile, it comes with some perks. For starters, you are able to bring a load of some of your more precious things which are probably not great for a moving truck which include indoor plants and also other personal items. Second of all, driving to your new home enables you to view the surroundings and get to know the area you're relocating to.

Of course, driving your personal car or truck might not be the most feasible option in every situation (such as when there is more than one vehicle, for example) in that case, it is critical to find a moving company who's experienced with these types of moves.

Pack Several Things Yourself

Contingent on whether you're conducting a local or long-distance move and the amount of stuff you have, the expense of packing varies. It is possible to substantially lower the cost of your move by packing some of your things by yourself.

We suggest having a first-day box packed with basics you will need for your new house, the very first day you get there. This is a thing you really should pack for yourself because you know best, the things you will most need that primary night in your new home.

Other items you can consider packing include:

· Towels/Linens

· Pillows

· Books

· Dishes

· Clothing

· Toiletries

· Cleaning products

· Pet gear

· Toys

· Knick-Knacks

When packing your own things, be sure to get quality containers, strong tape, and a marker to put in writing the belongings in the boxes to ensure you understand which room or living area they belong in. Many moving companies in Little Rock feature various levels of packing service, so make sure and talk with your mover to work out which tier will best fit your needs and your budget.

Mind the Time

Were you aware that professional movers generally charge different fees depending on the time of year? It’s true, in their busy time, May through August, a peak season upcharge is utilized. Needless to say, the time of year you move, isn't always something you can choose for a variety of reasons but when you're able, consider a move over the slower seasons - from September through April - when demand is usually lowest.

Moving is definitely an exciting time and lowering costs on the expenses is only one approach to ensure it is better still. If you want to learn more concerning Oil Capitol Relocation’s moving services in Little Rock, get in touch with us right away to find out more regarding how we can help you to get to wherever you're going.


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