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If you are like most homeowners, you want to save money when planning a residential relocation. Moving can be costly if you don't plan correctly, so it's crucial you know ways to save money when moving. 

As a professional moving company, we have assisted countless customers in reducing the costs of their residential move. This article will cover useful tips for saving money on your residential move. 

Host a Garage Sale

Most of us have items that we no longer use anymore and would be useful to those in your neighborhood. If your neighborhood hosts garage or yard sales, you should place items you would like to give away. 

By giving away your unused item, you can give them to someone who wants them, and you can save on moving costs. The fewer boxes and items you move, the less you have to pay for transportation. 

Donate Unwanted Items and Non-Perishable Food 

If a garage sale isn't a realistic option for you, the next way to get rid of your items positively is by donating them to a charity. A charity organization will love to take your unwanted items, such as:

  • Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Kitchen Equipment.

Additionally, you should empty your pantry of non-perishable food and give it to those in need. A charity organizations such as local churches will help give these food items to those in need. 

Use Household Fabrics and Reusable Moving Supplies

Household fabrics such as towels, sheets, and many clothing pieces can act as padding when moving furniture. If you want to save on money used for packing materials, these fabrics will help cushion your belongings from impacts during transport. 

Additionally, you should ask if your moving provider offers reusable moving supplies such as wardrobe boxes and moving pads. Many professional moving companies will offer reusable moving supplies for no additional charge. 

Empty Self-Storage Ahead of Time 

If you have a self-storage unit, it's a good idea to empty and consolidate the items. While a moving company will offer to make a stop to transport these items, you will need to pay more for the service. 

While emptying the self-storage, you can take these items with you or donate them to a good cause in your local area. The fewer stops required for the residential movers, the less you will be charged for labor costs. 

Choose a Cost-Effective Moving Provider

One way to ensure you receive moving services within your budget is by working with a cost-effective provider. A moving company that has your budget in mind will work with you to reduce the costs of your relocation. 

However, don't make price your only consideration when working with a moving company. You also must ensure that your items arrive safely and on time at your next destination. 

Learn More About Our Moving and Storage Services Today

Clemmer Moving & Storage is a leading moving company that takes pride in helping homeowners. If you want a team of dedicated local and long-distance movers, we are here to help. 

Contact us today to request a free moving estimate. Call to speak with one of our friendly representatives or fill out the online quote form to get started.