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Money-Saving Moving Tips

Money-Saving Moving Tips

Whether you’re moving across the country or just down the road, moving costs can add up quickly and steeply. After paying your security deposit, first month’s rent and furnishings for your apartment, the last thing you want to do is spend a ton of money on moving costs. When moving on a tight budget, the key is to plan and be resourceful. While some expenses may be unavoidable, there are still plenty of smart and easy ways to move into your new apartment in Branford or Stamford without breaking the bank.

Toss, Donate or Sell

The less there is to move, typically the less expensive (and the easier!) it is to move. Before packing up your stuff, set it out and evaluate what you use regularly and what you will need in your apartment. If you don’t need it or donating. Depending on the condition of the items, you may even be able to sell them to second-hand stores or online through social media. Not only could you be saving money, but you could also be pocketing some extra cash to decorate or furnish your apartment with!

Find Your Own Packing Supplies

While it might be convenient to buy moving supplies, it’s also an unnecessary moving cost that can be easily prevented with some simple preparation. If you are planning on moving soon, start collecting boxes and newspapers you receive and ask your friends and family to do the same. Many retailers also have extra boxes on hand that they are more than willing to give away for free.

Get Creative with Packing

In addition to traditional moving materials, you can also use items you already have to help you move. If you’re planning on bringing storage containers, suitcases, laundry hampers or coolers to your new apartment, use that space and load them up with your belongings. If you want to be even more resourceful with your move, wrap your belongings in blankets, towels or sheets. Just make sure to be careful when unpacking.

Rent a Moving Truck

Most likely, you’ll be moving more items than will fit in your car, especially if those items are pieces of furniture. Renting a moving truck allows you to transport your belongings to your new apartment without having to pay for a full moving service. You will have to load and unload the truck yourself, but grab some family members or a group of friends and the process can be done in no time! Most trucks are rented by the hour, so make sure to have your boxes packed and ready to go to maximize the cost effectiveness.

No matter where you are moving from, CTBest has an apartment for you to call your new home. For more information on our communities in Stamford, Norwalk and Branford, text Desiree at 203-223-1665 or visit CTBestApts.com.

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