May marked the start of the prime moving season, in which 45 percent of all moves in the United States occur. Jane Dollinger and Real Estate Today radio shared a few moving tricks that can make the process easier for people who can’t afford movers.
1. No boxes? No problem.
Don’t waste your money buying new boxes. Most grocery stores will give you produce boxes for free. When using produce boxes, however, make sure to use a lot of packing material to keep your stuff safe and secure.
2. Purge your stuff. The more items you take to your new place, the more expensive and stressful it will be to move. Moving is a great opportunity to get rid of items by selling or donating them to a local charity.
3. Enlist friends.
While no one enjoys moving, it can be surprisingly easy and cheap to get friends and family to help in a move. Make sure to entice them with free food or drinks as a thanks for their time.