Moving day is one of the most stressful days of any person’s life because of the hundreds of things that you will need to think about as well as the massive amounts of money that you need to dole out to various people on the day. However, if you are creative, moving day does not have to be as difficult as you might think. You will also be able to save quite a bit of money on moving day if you start early and plan things out in details.
Reducing the need for professionals
Moving and storage companies are possibly the biggest expense that you will have on moving day and you can do a few things to reduce the money that you spend on a professional company and in some cases, eliminate the need for them altogether.
One way to do this is to reduce the number of boxes that you have to move drastically. You can do this by being creative and using special methods of packing. Many people will use newspapers to pack inside of breakable glass ware and then pack them inside bubble wrap before packing them in to boxes but you can use socks to pack in to your glass ware instead of the newspapers to save space on packing socks and also save money in having to buy newspapers for the purpose. You can also eliminate the need for the bubble wrap by packing the glass ware in your clothes instead. This way, you save space by packing your socks and some of your clothing in with your glassware instead of needing a separate box for them. A reputable moving company will usually charge you by the number of boxes that you have to transport which means that every box that you reduce will save you money.
Clearing out the clutter in your home
One of the best ways to reduce your work in having to pack numerous boxes, reduce the amount of money that you spend on transporting all of those boxes and also avoid taking a whole lot of unnecessary junk to your new home and new life is to start clearing out the clutter in your home well ahead of time. You might think that most of the clutter consists of things that you need but you will be surprised to see that most of it is junk that never got thrown away. You could even host a garage sale in your back yard and sell some of it to collect money to fun your moving day.