If you’re concerned about the cost of moving, you aren’t alone. Fortunately, there are a number of creative ways you can save yourself some money during this period of transition. Check out a few of our favorite tips below.

Post Unwanted Items Online

It makes no sense to pack items that you don’t need or want to take with you on your move, but planning and having a garage sale can be one more source of stress as you prepare for your move. Instead of dealing with the hassle of a yard sale, post your items to places like Craigslist or your local Facebook marketplace. You’ll have a larger audience of potential buyers and rather than standing outdoors all day, you’ll be able to schedule a convenient time for people to pick up their items. 

Prepare Meals Before Your Move

One of the sneakier costs of moving is the amount of money you spend eating out every night during your transition. While grabbing a pizza is more convenient than grocery shopping, you can save money by preparing meals ahead of time and freezing them so they’re ready to go when you get to your new home. 

Move During the Week 

Weekends are the busiest days for moving companies and the prices are generally higher due to increased demand. Moving on a Tuesday or Wednesday is a great way to save a little money during your move. 

Also, keep in mind that summer is the busiest time of year for movers. If you’re able to move outside of the summer season, you’ll see savings on your moving costs.

Pack Creatively

Cardboard boxes are the first thing that come to mind when preparing to pack your belongings. However, you can save yourself some cash by using things you already have.. Have extra suitcases? Use them to haul books to your new home. You can also use items like large hampers and coolers to hold belongings and to cut down on the amount of boxes you need.

Want more information on saving money and enjoying a hassle-free relocation? Get in touch with the experienced professionals at Coleman Hawaii Movers today to learn more.