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Tips on How to Economize on Your Packing Supplies

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  1. What Are The Tips On How To Economize On Your Packing Supplies?
  2. Look For Used Boxes
  3. Ask From Friends
  4. Retrieve Your Old Newspapers
  5. Shredded Paper
  6. Discard Items You Do Not Need
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What are the Tips on How to Economize on Your Packing Supplies?

Aside from the anxiety and expectations from a planned move, transitions can be costly. There is the cost of hiring a moving company. You also require packing supplies. At times, you may have to travel to the new house to tie up some loose ends. While not every feature of a move requires spending money, some things are inevitable. Yet, even with all the demands and pressure that comes with relocation, you can still save money.

As you usually do when planning other family or personal expenditure, a packing supplies budget can come in handy. With it you can tell in advance the number of marker pens, packing tape and boxes needed. Here are some tips to get you rolling:

Look for used boxes

Cartons used to ferry liquor are a perfect choice for carrying books. Go to the wine stores near your home and request for empty ones; you will be amazed at the quantities you can get. Some shop owners will agree to sell them to you and if you come across such and the units are in excellent condition, negotiate the price to as low as you can afford.

Ask From Friends For Packing Boxes

Ask from friends

Packing boxes, especially plastic containers, can at times be expensive. To avoid paying the money you are trying so hard to save, ask your friends to lend you theirs. Since they are not moving houses at that time, they would be happy to let you borrow. You could also ask a family member whether they could spare a few.

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Retrieve your old newspapers

Each time you buy a paper, it ends up in the basement after the reading. Fetch them and after shaking off the dust, use the newsprint to wrap glasses, dining plates, cups and sharp objects. The beauty about this is that you do not spend anything and you can quickly discard the scrunched papers afterward.

Shredded paper

At your workplace, visit the registry where they file and shred documents. Usually, your company disposes of the shredded pieces through a waste collector. Request the person in charge to lend you several bags of the paper shreds. Use these as padding or cushioning for delicate items at no cost. You need to notify your colleagues early so they can reserve a batch.

Saving On The Extra Packing Material

Discard items you do not need

Sort your belongings and get rid of things you no longer need. Find a way of discarding them. You end up saving on the extra packing material that you could have used to transport the unwanted stuff.

Moving houses need not be expensive. Used boxes, a little donation of packing material from friends, and old newspapers are all ways of saving what you could have bought from a provisions store. Shreds of paper from your office also fit perfectly into your saving plan as does discarding what you no longer use. By adopting these measures, you move out of the old and into the new house without spending much money.

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