With our recent move fresh on my mind, I am full of dos and don’ts from my own experience. What better time to share with you some moving shortcuts!
One moving essential that we all need are boxes. It is the darndest thing! One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. When you rent a Uhaul or other moving truck they ask you how many boxes you will need. Of course there is a charge for every shape and size. You could pay hundreds of dollars on boxes and tape.
Well, you all know I didn’t pay hundreds of dollars. Not even close. I carried myself right down to Publix and told them that we were moving and asked if I could have some boxes. See, grocery stores just bundle them and put them out for recycling. They do not get anything for those boxes. They are glad to give them to someone who can use them.
I made several trips to Publix, and struck up a friendship with the lady in the bakery. Turns out they have some great boxes in the bakery.
Here are my best tips!
Bakery boxes, Apple Boxes, and Liquor Boxes seem to be the heaviest and the best for moving!
Try calling ahead and getting there early in the morning before they crush the boxes for the trash.
Be friendly! Moving can be stressful! Try to be as kind as possible to the stores that are helping you.
It is much easier to carry home broken down boxes and retape them. It is still cheaper than buying boxes.
Check Craigslist. Sometimes people that have just moved offer their boxes for free on craigslist. It is worth looking.
I hope these tips help you save money on your next move! Stay tuned for more Moving Shortcuts.