Moving to Houston on a Budget: 5 Time and Money Savers

Packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving to Houston generally is a tense time, both psychologically and monetarily. There are some things you can do to help soothe your thoughts and spare your bank account. Hiring the proper moving company is additionally an important part of ensuring an easier move.


Declutter and Sell

Getting yourself ready for a yard sale whilst you prepare a move might seem confusing, however it can provide some needed assistance. Decluttering prior to moving is much easier than doing so soon after. Once you have identified what you'll not be taking to the new house, make an effort to sell it. Some items might have value to a niche shop, however you can also try consignment or perhaps a yard sale. Not merely have you gotten rid of stuff you will no longer need, but you may also give a a bit more money to your moving account. In case you are selling anything in a yard sale, pick a few days for the sale and stay with them. Anything you do not sell might be donated anywhere you decide.


Boxes, packing tape, markers, and stickers are among the most important aspects of your move. They don't have to be the most costly element though! Inquire around for boxes and tape. If you know someone else that has recently finished moving, you may be capable to acquire used cartons from them. A great deal of organizations will give you the boxes from their deliveries free of charge. If you don't own packing tape presently, you will need to purchase it. You could aim for cheaper sorts but stay away from the cheapest kind. You don't want the tape to fail on you. Markers as well as stickers can be found in many dollar stores, which may save you a lot of money!

Color Coding

Whilst incorporating a color-coded process to your move will not likely save you money, it can save you lots of time. By simply coordinating your cartons along with pieces of furniture with color, there is less of a chance a carton is going to be put within the completely wrong room. You will need to label each space of the new home with a color also. When it's time, the cartons will end up on the moving truck by size and weight, not necessarily by place. By having the cartons color coded, once the cartons are unloaded, it's going to be a snap to understand where every box goes. So you have additional time to settle into your new residence rather than looking for where any specific carton has gone.

Remain Organized

By the last several days of packing it is not unexpected you will be worn out and set for the entire adventure to be over and done with. You will be excited about your new residence however will miss the old to a certain degree. You've been surrounded by boxes for several days (or even weeks) and it's not difficult to end up getting lazy. If you happen to let yourself commence putting random things in random boxes, it might make things speedier at this point, but it'll take you longer to unbox later. This might mean taking added time off of work which has the possibility to cost you more money.

Hiring Professional Movers

Even though there is a cost associated with hiring a professional moving company in Houston, they will likely save you time in addition to frustration. You will not have to worry about recruiting buddies that can help carry the bulky things, renting a truck and gassing it back up, and you will not have to fret about how long it will take you to move all of the cartons. A professional moving company in Houston is going to swiftly, competently, and properly get all your belongings to your new area.

If you have any questions or concerns about your impending move, feel free to get in touch today!


Request a free quote