Unless you’re a minimalist, moving to a new apartment can be daunting, especially when you’re on a tight budget. How do you get all your stuff out of your current home and into your new place without dropping a ton of cash in the process? Don’t automatically assume that hiring movers will be more expensive than moving yourself. While that rental truck looks like a good deal, too many do-it-yourselfers put a lot of sweat into a move, only to realize they’ve spent more on a U-Haul than they would have on professional movers.Avoid Paying for Boxes
Using boxes are an essential part of moving, which is why many moving companies charge exorbitant prices for them. Buying boxes is simply unnecessary when there are so many ways to get them for free. Bring empty boxes from your office or workplace. Printer-paper boxes are strong and large enough for most items, plus, you’ll be removing clutter from where you work. Ask friends or family- maybe you have friends who have recently moved themselves and won’t mind lending you their boxes to help out. Hit up liquor stores! Any boxes strong enough to hold heavy glass bottles of whiskey or vodka can certainly handle your possessions.
Stay Compact with Storage
There are several useful tips for storage while packing, which can free up more space. If your drawers have handles that stick out, unscrew the hardware, and place the handles on the inside, this will help to prevent them from scratching other items in the move. You can also use your drawers to store other items in the move. Linens take up a lot of space in boxes that could be used for other things, but they can be put to good use when moving. Wrap your more fragile objects in your towels and sheets; this way, you can pack everything and save yourself some bubble wrap.
Apartment Living with Harborside Village Apartments!
Whether you’re moving in to your very first apartment home or are relocating to the area, apartments of Harborside Village would love to be your dream apartment home Harborside Village Apartments are beautiful waterfront luxury apartments located on the picturesque Gunpowder Cove! To learn more about Harborside Village, please give us a call at 410-679- 1130 or send us an email at [email protected]. You can also request a brochure to learn more about life at Harborside Village on our website!