3 Moving Hacks that Save You Money
Whether you’re moving within Toronto, moving across country, or just moving things yourself across town to a self-storage unit, money is going to be on your mind. When relocating your life’s possessions, you don’t ever want to go cheap and put valuables at risk; however, any opportunity to put a little change back into your pocket should be taken without hesitation. Migson already helps you out with some of the most competitive rates in all of Ontario on secure storage units, but these three extra tips will result in even more money back in your pocket to spend on seeing sights along the way!
Downsize or Have a Yard Sale
There’s no better way to save money when moving than by having fewer things in your house come moving day. Selling what you don’t want or need adds even more spare change back into your pocket. Use this quick technique for determining what’s going on the truck and what’s going out in the yard:
- Choose two rooms in your house, one for staying and the other for selling
- Set a timer for 30 minutes
- Go from room to room, pick up an item and ask yourself if you’ve used it in the past six months. If not, it goes. Keep only what is necessary.
By donating, selling, or throwing away all but the most necessary items, you’ll save time and money when the trucks arrive.
Utilize “Hidden” Storage Space
Think one of our spacious, air-conditioned, fully secured (see what did there?) storage units are the only storage space you can use? Think again!
There’s hidden storage space inside items you’re moving. Hear us out—your suitcases, pots and pans, and even winter jackets have the potential to either pad items up or store them for safekeeping. Consider:
- Storing linens and clothing inside of suitcases or appliances
- Using clothes to pad pots and pans to save them from scratching
- Storing odds and ends in piles of winter jackets
And remember to always pack everything you possibly can into boxes for extra storage space and easier handling.
Always move during the week
Peak times such as weekends, holidays, or the summer months always come with higher price tags. Since the demand is so high, moving companies will charge more for their services and truck rental companies will do the same. So while you might have more spare time in the summer, it’s going to dig a bit deeper into your pocket. If you can schedule the move during the week in an off-peak season, you’ll not only get a cheaper rate, you’ll be able to haggle more for free perks such as free packing or equipment rentals.
Quality movers, moving trucks, and storage units are worth the investment, especially when it comes to your most valuable possessions, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do everything you can to save some money. Of course, the best way to save is by using an affordable public storage company in Ontario. When you use Migson, you know none of your money will be wasted!