March 29, 2023
Moving on a Budget?
In today’s economy, everyone wants to spend less and save more. But if you’re planning a move, you might wonder how much the total investment will affect your financial situation.
If that’s the case, you’ll be happy to know that with some planning and the right Minnesota moving company, you can easily cut costs and still have a successful move. As your local moving experts, we have the tools, team, and resources to help you move apartments, homes, or business locations locally or over long distances.
5 Tips for Moving on a Budget
To help you prepare for your upcoming move and plan confidently, we’ve compiled a few tips for moving on a budget and how our team can help streamline the process while saving you big!
Tip 1: Make a Moving To-Do List
Making a list—and sticking to it—is an effective way to ensure you avoid unexpected costs during a move. Be sure to categorize each item under the following categories:
- Before the Move
- During the Move
- After the Move
Creating a list can also help you calculate a budget for monetary items, such as hiring a moving company. Having a complete picture in front of you makes it much easier to identify things you need, things you can borrow, and things that are just extra expenses.
Tip 2: Plan and book early
One of the best ways to save money on your move is to plan and book early. Doing so lets you research and compare prices for moving companies, rental trucks, and other necessary services.
Additionally, some companies offer a free quote to help you plan the move and will also connect you with a dedicated person to walk you through your options, inform you about deals and discounts (psst, ask us about our mid-month deals), help you plan the logistics, and lock in your moving date, so you’re ready to go!
Tip 3: Declutter and sell unwanted items
Before you start packing, take some time to declutter your home and remove any unwanted items. This helps you save money on moving costs while reducing the amount of stuff you need to transport. It also can help you make some extra cash.
Consider selling items still in good condition through online marketplaces like eBay or Facebook, or have a good ole fashioned garage sale to get rid of larger items. Not only will you save money on moving costs, but you’ll also have less to unpack and organize in your new home.
Remember to visit your local donation center to drop off items others can reuse.
Tip 4: Ask friends and family for help
Moving on a budget doesn’t mean you have to do everything alone. Instead, contact friends and family to help organize your belongings, drop off items at your local donation and recycling centers, and clean your old home or new place so you can settle in faster.
This can also be useful if you have children or pets during the move. Ask your parents or friends to watch them on moving day so that you can focus on each task and now worry about entertaining or feeding the kiddos.
Tip 5: Hire budget-friendly movers
Wait! This article is about moving on a budget. Isn’t hiring professional movers expensive?
Glad you asked! Did you know that hiring a moving company can actually help you save money? Well, it can if you hire Good Stuff Moving. Don’t believe us?
Surprising Ways Our Moving Company Helps You Save
At Good Stuff Moving, we provide valuable cost-saving support and services to make your Minnesota move affordable and efficient. Our resources include:
Packing and Unpacking Services
While it may seem like an added expense, professional packers can save you money in the long run by ensuring your belongings are packed efficiently and securely, reducing the risk of damage during transit.
Additionally, unpacking services can help you settle into your new home more quickly, reducing the need for costly hotel stays or eating out.
Efficient Loading and Unloading
Our professional moving crew has the experience and expertise to load your belongings onto our truck to maximize space and minimize the risk of damage.
This reduces the need for multiple trips, ultimately saving you money on transportation costs. Finally, efficient unloading can save you time and money by allowing you to quickly and easily unpack and settle into your new home.
Proper Equipment and Supplies
When you hire us, you don’t have to worry about purchasing or renting the necessary equipment and supplies for your move. Instead, our team arrives equipped with everything needed to safely and efficiently move your belongings, including
- Moving blankets
- Packing materials
This means you don’t need to buy or rent these items or waste time and effort gathering them. Plus, using professional-grade equipment and supplies can help prevent damage to your belongings during the move.
Time-Saving and Stress-Reducing Services
Let’s not kid ourselves. Moving is stressful. Aside from money, it also takes a lot of time and energy, not to mention knowledge of the local area.
For example, Minnesota is no stranger to ongoing road work and street closures. But with an experienced mover, you can rest easy knowing our team can reroute as needed to help you stay on schedule. In addition, we know all the best parking sites and can even fit into those tiny downtown parking spots to get your belongings closer to your new home.
By hiring us, you can focus on other essential tasks related to your move, such as setting up utilities and changing your address, while leaving all the street navigating, downtown parking, and heavy lifting to our crew.
Ready for the best part?
With Good Stuff Moving, you’re not stuck with services you don’t want or need. Instead, you have 5 options to help with your upcoming move:
- Furniture only
- Furniture and Boxes Only
- Everything moved
- You don’t lift a finger move
- Labor only (load/unload)
You’ll have the freedom and control to manage your budget and still receive the first-class moving service you deserve!
Planning a Minnesota Move?
Don’t let the costs of moving stress you out. Instead, trust our team to help you save time, energy, and peace of mind with affordable movers and services that never compromise quality.