5 Tips to Save Money When Moving to Flower Mound
Moving can get very expensive very fast. Between buying a new home, coming up with a down payment, storing your items, buying stuff for the new place, obtaining moving insurance, and finding transportation and lodging in the interim, all those costs really add up. Your moving company costs shouldn’t compound your stress. Partnering with the right local movers can save you a lot of money so you can put that towards more important things.
According to Moving.com, the average cost of a local move is $1,250, and the average long-distance move costs $4,890. If you’re moving to Flower Mound — a town northwest of Dallas and northeast of Fort Worth, home to 76,000 – you’re understandably concerned with how you can save money in the process. Here are some helpful tips.
Why move all your junk with you? Leave behind any items you no longer use or need. Keep this in mind while packing, considering whether you really need that particular item or not. Sell unwanted items at a yard sale, consignment shop, or online. If they aren’t in good condition or broken, simply throw them out.
Why pay for moving supplies when you can pick up boxes at the local grocery store or your company’s recycling bin? Just make sure to reinforce the bottoms of the boxes you choose so no contents spill out. Ask friends, your boss, or family members if they have spare boxes, tape, newspaper or packing peanuts. For everything else, ask your movers to provide you with packing supplies at a nominal cost.
3. Ask for Help
There’s no shame in asking your friends and family to help with the smaller aspects of your move. Pizza and beer is fair compensation for helping you fill your car with the small stuff that isn’t going in the moving truck, and unloading it at your new destination (provided it’s close by!).
4. Pack as Much as You Can
Before the big day, do as much packing as you can. This is a good way to cut costs, but if you simply don’t have the time or resources to handle it on your own, your movers will be happy to do it for you.
5. Hire Professionals for the Heavy Stuff
For a local move, save money by making as many small trips in your car as you can. But don’t attempt to move all the heavy stuff, such as furniture and pianos, on your own. You’ll risk injury to your body and damage to the items you’re moving. In the end, you could end up paying more than you planned anyway. This is one area you shouldn’t scrimp on. Hire the movers. You won’t regret it.
Contact Luke’s Moving Services
To get a free quote on your move to Flower Mound, contact us today at 817-482-9171.