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How to Save Money on Packing Supplies

As everyone knows, moving can be stressful. However, it’s even more stressful when you have to move on a budget. With so many payments involved, you’ll notice that everything adds up quickly. Moving supplies are typically some of your biggest expenses, but they don’t have to be!

Save some money on packing supplies by using these tips.

Make a Plan & Checklist

Make a plan and checklist to figure out how many supplies you actually need so that you don’t over-purchase items. When you don’t use the extra supplies, you can likely bring it back to the store, however you’ll already be busy enough with your move, so avoid adding this task to the list! With a lot of planning, you can purchase almost exactly what you need, without having to worry about overspending or lugging the extra supplies to your new home.

Rent Instead of Buying

Avoid purchasing supplies as a whole by finding places here you can rent them. If you do your research, you’ll find that there’s several companies that allow you to rent items like reusable plastic containers, cardboard boxes and more!

Find Free Supplies

Visit local businesses or call your friends and family and find out if they have any boxes they can donate to you. While you’re at it, inquire about whether or not they have other moving supplies like bubble wrap or packing paper.

Use What You Have

  • Pack clothing and bedding in suitcases and duffle bags
  • Use garbage bags to haul light belongings including books, toys, hangers and clothing
  • Use linens, towels and clothing as packing material for wrapping, stuffing and cushioning fragile items.
  • Use permanent markers and stickers as a way to label your boxes

Stock Up

If you know well in advance that you’re going to move, start saving boxes that you use from online orders or buying large appliances. These will come in handy when you start to pack.

Eliminate Items

Don’t over pack! Eliminate as many items as possible that you really don’t need and haven’t used in a long time. Less items = less packing supplies!

Hire Armando Movers

Save the money you would’ve used on packing supplies and invest in a moving company instead! Contact the professionals at Armando Movers and we will ensure that you have a successful moving day.