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Ways to Save Money on Your Move

Moving Preparation: The Best Ways to Save Money on Your Move

In Canada, the average person will move house around 5 to 6 times in their lives. Based on this statistic, there’s a good chance you have a relocation coming up in the near future. 

When it comes to moving preparation, you’ll want to do all you can to save money. That way, you’ll have more cash to decorate your new home with!

We’re here to help you out with some tips when packing for a move.


Decluttering is the number 1 thing you want to do when moving. Not only does this help you get everything in order and figure out inventory, but it can also reduce the number of things you bring with you! With this comes so many ways you’ll save money.

For one, you won’t have to get as many boxes and materials (such as bubble wrap and tape) to pack everything up. Also, this means less space in a moving van or car, which means you’ll be able to rent smaller, cheaper vehicles. It’ll also take movers less time to transport everything if they charge by the hour.

Some of the items you don’t want anymore can be sold too. This can contribute to more moving funds.

Don’t forget about decluttering your food too! Take inventory of what you have left in the last week and try not to do any more grocery shopping.

Instead, get creative and plan out meals based on what you have left. This will save you money and free up some valuable moving space! 

Disassemble and Prep Your Furniture

When it comes to tips for moving furniture, this is definitely one you should heed. Professional movers can do a lot for you, including packing and crating your belongings. But if you want to save some money, you’ll want to make things as easy as you can for the movers so they spend as little time possible helping you move.

One way to do this is by disassembling and prepping your furniture. When they’re all in neat little piles, all the movers have to do is grab them and go, rather than spend precious time disassembling and prepping the pieces themselves.

Pack Everything Yourself

On that note, if you want to maximize your cash, you should pack everything yourself if you have the time and energy to do so.

Do note that professional movers have the right knowledge and skills to pack your items safely, so it’ll significantly decrease the chances of your things breaking in transit. If you have lots of priceless things, then it might be worth investing in packing services.

Moving Preparation Helps You Save Money

Now you know that by investing a little time and effort into moving preparation, you’ll be able to save quite a bit of money. The most important thing is to declutter since several benefits come of it!

Also, start early so you aren’t as stressed out. You’ll thank yourself for doing so in the end!

Want to save even more money for your move? Then use Two Amigos to transport your belongings! Get started now by requesting a free estimate.

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