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Moving? Best Tips To Packing And Moving On A Tight Budget

Jul 26, 2008
Want to know what is high up their on the stress meter for families? Having to disrupt their comfortable lives due to a move to another state or having to relocate to another country. It's not an easy task to take on. The grief and aggravation is constantly doesn't stop there if you chose to move yourself to try and save what little money you have. There are some ways to help keep most of your moving costs low along with your stress levels and here's how.

We all know that money is tight for everyone and when its time to moving there are always unexpected costs, like having to eat out more due to all your cookware and dishes being packed. Your using and spending money on gas because now you're trying to locate new supermarkets and discount stores to shop at. Little things like having to buy mini blinds or curtains for the new place because your old ones don't fit; you know stuff like that.

You're trying to stick to a specific budget because now days, money is a serious issue for families and having to squeeze out more money for things you hadn't planned on just ads to the aggravation. If you got a great deal and hired movers to help with moving, you now have to worry that hopefully everything goes as planned with your scheduled move and hope for the best that everything arrives on time at your new location in tact and accounted for without incident.

The best way to really cut your moving costs and to make sure that all your stuff will arrive in great condition is to pack up your house or apartment yourself. This is where most of the cost originates form with moving companies. The cost of labor, so if you can eliminate that part and out your own muscle into the job, it will save you a ton of money. However there is an art form to packing and you shouldn't take that matter lightly or for granted.

The money you will be saving by packing yourself shouldn't be justified by going to the supermarket and getting boxed from their. Those boxes are made to carry tin cans not glasses or fragile items. It wont cost too much to go online and purchase specifically made durable boxes that will better protect all your household items; like your TV's., computers crystal, dishes and mirrors and pictures. It will cost you a lot more having to replace these items because they broke while in transit due to being improperly packed.

Most moving companies have on their webs site tips and procedures for packing like the professionals do. All it takes is ten minutes of your time to read through and even print it so that you have a copy to refer to. Make a central location where you can mark boxes as to what room they belong to and what are in that box so that it can be placed in that room at your new location to help wit the clutter of unpacking the moving truck.

Just keep in mind these few tips and ideas because even though it may seem simple, it helps in a really big way. Just stay calm, organized and have a plan in place. This is the secret to a more successful move. Do yourself a favor and purchase really good moving supplies and boxes; it will save you much heartache.
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