Packing for a Move

It’s no secret that moving can be expensive, but there are some things that you can do to curb the costs. One way is to use cost-effective packing techniques. At 495 Moving, we are proud to be a reliable Rockville moving company for household relocations. We are more than happy to provide you with some affordable packing tips that you can use for your DIY relocation, or if you’re teaming up with us.

Clothes in Dresser

Pack Your Clothes Inside Dresser Drawers

The less space you need, the more money you can save when renting a moving van, truck, or trailer. You can make the most of a smaller space by keeping your clothes inside your dresser drawers instead of packing them separately. The same idea can be applied to all of your furniture with drawers. If the furniture is sturdy enough, then use your drawers to carry non-breakable light-weight items.

Clothes on Hangar

Use Hangers Instead of Wardrobe Boxes

You don’t have to spend money on wardrobe boxes to keep your clothing items safe. Simply keep them on the hangers, then group several of the hangers together. Fasten the hanging parts of the hangers together with a tie, then cover the clothing with a long plastic garbage bag or plastic wrap if you want to keep them protected against dirt.

Use Everyday Items

Most of your non-breakable items can be packed without the use of boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, and the savings adds up quickly. Look for everyday items in your home that can be used as make-shift boxes or storage containers, like pillow cases, bedsheets, socks (for keeping small items together), suitcases, and duffle bags. You can also use washcloths, towels, and other linens to pad your breakable items, but you will want to use boxes to help keep them safe.

495 Moving Boxes

Save Your Boxes

If you know about your move ahead of time, you can start saving boxes. This might include boxes from Amazon and other online retailers, or boxes from everyday purchases. You can also ask your local grocery store if they would mind giving you some of their old boxes that they would throw out anyway. Just be sure to beak the boxes down so that they do not get damaged, and never use boxes that are too worn out.

Professional Moving Company 495 Movers

Hire Professional Movers in Maryland

In the long run, many homeowners decide that the most cost-effective way to pack is to hire a professional moving company. While it costs more upfront than moving on your own, you will save a lot of time and hassle—plus you won’t have to worry about replacing lost or damaged items that were mishandled during the move.

Are you interested in hiring a Maryland local moving company or long-distance moving company? Get in touch with 495 Movers today. We are a trusted Maryland moving and storage provider with more than 15 years of experience and a BBB accreditation. Call us now for more packing tips, or to get a free moving cost estimate and a customized moving plan. Whether you want full-service or partial packing, we will help you find a solution that meets your budget.