When my boss told me that I would be moving a lot for work, I didn't really understand what he meant. I thought he would want me to move once every few years, but he really meant that he wanted me to relocate about once every six months or so for the entire rest of the time I worked for the company. Af first I was pretty upset about it, but after a few relocations, I realized that it was actually a great opportunity to see new places and meet new people. I made this blog to create a better moving experience for everyone out there.
When getting ready to move, the costs associated with a move can really add up. One of the costs that can quickly seem to sky-rocket is the cost of all the moving supplies you need to purchase in order to get all of your belongings ready to move from one location to another. Here are three ways that you can get creative with packing supplies and save some money on your move.
#1 Gather Up Used Boxes
One of the easiest way to cut down on the cost of packing supplies is by gathering up used boxes instead of purchasing new boxes for your move. Many moving companies actually give away used moving boxes for free; they only make you pay for new moving boxes.
You can also easily gather up used boxes from your local stores; many stores save or allow customers to pick up used cardboard boxes at the end of the day. Retail clothing stores and grocery stores are good sources of used cardboard boxes. Finally, your workplace may generate more used boxes than you realize so see if they can save boxes for you.
#2 Use Cloth Items For Padding
Instead of purchasing a ton of bubble wrap and wrapping paper for all of your more fragile items, use your clothing items in your house for padding. For example, you can easily wrap up glasses with clean socks to keep them from bumping into one another. Or you can use a shirt or sweater to wrap up your kitchen items.
You can also use cloth items as filler to keep things from moving around. For example, you can put throw pillows around your knick-knacks or wrap towels around your electronics. Your towels, pillows, and clothing don't all need to go in their own boxes; use them as padding for your other items.
#3 Use Box-Like Items In Your House
You don't have to pack up everything inside of a moving box. If you have any baskets, laundry bins, hampers, or suitcases in your home, use these items for packing up your belongings. You can also use the drawers in your dresser and nightstand as well. When you pull them out of your dresser, pack items inside of them and then use saran wrap to cover up the tops and keep everything in place. Use the items you have in your home to help keep your packing costs down.Share
9 March 2017