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February 02, 2024

Save $$$ on Your Move: 5 Tips from Professional Movers

getting ready to moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is usually among the most crazy adventures you can embark on. The process is often tedious, not just from the operational standpoint but in your budget also. High moving expenses are no luxury to any homeowner.

The professional movers at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa can help you keep your costs under control and enable you to move without losing your sanity. Albeit some moving expenses are inevitable, it is achievable to conserve money in a few spots. To help you with this, we have listed some suggestions to help reduce expenses while moving.

1. Declutter Ahead of When You Pack and Get Rid of the Excess

Collect all your unnecessary items which might still be valuable enough to bring in a bit of money. Think about if the belongings are worth your time, headache, and expense of moving them to your new residence. If not, list them online, or sell them to buddies to pocket a bit of cash to help with moving costs.

You might get rid of unneeded stuff with ease by:

  • List things online
  • Hold a yard sale
  • Barter the items to get other important stuff you may need from friends or family
  • Put the items on Facebook marketplace or maybe a neighborhood website

2. Pack It Yourself

If you have the time to, packing your belongings alone should save you tons of money throughout the move. Packing takes a while and is usually one of the most expensive tasks of moving.

Pack all your essentials, like:

  • Bath Towels/Bed Sheets
  • Knick-Knacks
  • Dishes
  • Clothing Items
  • Books
  • Dishes
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Pet supplies
  • Pillows
  • Kids’ Toys

Should you choose to pack yourself, be sure you utilize good-quality boxes along with packing tape (not masking tape!). Many moving companies in Tulsa can supply several tiers for the packing service. Discuss with your professional mover in Tulsa and find the level that best fits your requirements and budget.

3. Look Around for Better Rates

When you’ve got a tight budget, find ways to lessen cut your spending. Services and prices change similar to many other things. Do not rush when looking around for the best deals and understand all the choices available.

Be careful of providers that give you deals which sound too good to be true. Very low bids could mean low-quality work that could damage your things or the services being different than what is promised. Working with a reputable moving company in Tulsa will provide peace of mind and guarantee quality work.

4. Do Not Spend Money on Boxes

Buying supplies like paper, cartons, as well as bubble wrap might negatively affect your budget. Decrease such costs by being creative with how you find the items. Ask your family and also friends who recently moved for their used boxes and any extra moving supplies they may have. Additionally, run by retail locations like furniture, grocery, and appliance stores to see if they have any boxes that they might be willing to give away.

5. Move During Non-Peak Season

There is a reason a lot of people move in the summertime, which is known in the moving industry as peak season. The children are on summer vacation, and you probably will not have to step in slush puddles or slip on ice. If you have a flexible schedule, moving during non-peak season (October through April) could save you some money.


Moving is an exciting time, and money-saving tips are an excellent way to make it even better. When you would like to learn more about A-1 Freeman Moving Group's moving services in Tulsa, get in touch with us for detailed information on how we might be able to help you get to wherever you are moving.


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