You’ve found your ideal The Woodlands, TX home. Congratulations! Your work isn’t over yet, however. Moving can be a very stressful and time-consuming process. Most people want to save as much money as possible after making such a big ticket item purchase. Here are tips on how to save money and have a less stressful move to your new home !
Sell it, donate it, trash it
The less you have to move, the easier moving is. Too often people make the mistake of hurriedly packing everything up and then sorting through their things as they unpack. Why move things you don’t intend to keep? That’s like throwing money away. Weeks or even months prior to the moving date begin sorting through your items one-by-one, asking yourself how often you use and how much you like each one. Sell anything that is of value, donate what is not worth much but still in good condition, and trash the rest.
Don’t buy boxes
Depending on how much you are moving, cardboard boxes bought from a moving company or store could run you several hundred or over a thousand dollars. Save the money and collect boxes for free in the weeks leading up to the move. Ask neighbors if they have any large boxes from recent purchases or moves. Stop by retail stores and ask them to set aside boxes for you before crushing them.
Don’t buy packing peanuts or paper
This is another way to save money while moving. Instead of buying packing peanuts or paper to cushion your fragile items, find ways to get the same effect for free. Do you subscribe to a newspaper? Save it in the weeks before the move and use that to wrap your china. Also consider using items you already have, such as bath towels and clean t-shirts, that can be temporarily re-purposed for packing delicates.
Move at a weird time
Most people move during the months of March through October. If you have the chance, move during the off-season of November, December, January, and February. Business will be slower so the price of moving companies or vans will be lower and possibly negotiable. If that is not possible, try moving during the middle of a month. Most people move either at the very beginning or very end of the month.
Hopefully these tips help you with your move to The Woodlands, TX. If you have any questions about the local community or need real estate help, do not hesitate to contact me. Welcome to the neighborhood!