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Thrifty Thursday :: Saving Money When Moving

Today is our big moving day. I have been moving little things over to the new place this whole past week, but today everything goes! Moving can be very expensive, but there are a few ways I have found to save and still get the job done well. While I’m busy doing the heavy lifting and deciding where everything should go, you can learn how I have saved money on moving.

  • Boxes- There is usually always somebody that has boxes to get rid of. The first places I check is our local Freecycle or Craigslist. The corner liquor store is always a great place to check too. They always have sturdy small to medium size boxes that are great for books or dishes.
  • Packing Paper- Sometimes the people giving up there moving boxes will be getting rid of their paper too. Another option is to start saving your newspapers or ask someone else to, if you don’t get the paper.
  • Movers- We have been blessed to have never had to hire movers. We have amazing friends that have always been willing to help move all our boxes and furniture. We always like to share a little lunch, afterwards, to say thank you.
  • Moving Truck- Half of our moves we have paid for a moving truck, but the other half we were able to borrow a friends truck or trailer which saves a lot of money.
  • Meals. Getting ready to move, packing and unpacking, can be a very busy time. It is so easy just to eat out most nights, but that can get expensive. This time around I planned my meals ahead of time and even had some freezer meals ready for the busy nights.
Can you think of any other ways to save money when moving?

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2 thoughts on “Thrifty Thursday :: Saving Money When Moving

  1. Great tips! I have gotten boxes from Walmart before–go at night or early in the morning while they are stocking shelves and wheel the cart around asking for empty boxes.

    Timely post for me; we just put a contract on a house yesterday so hope to move within a few weeks!

    I know we spent a lot in eating out last time so hoping to keep that to a minimum this time and plan ahead some as you shared here.

    Hope your move went well!


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