Packing Supplies You Can Skip Buying When Moving Home
Moving your home can be a hard and stressful process. It is time consuming and frustrating. You should have strong nerves and hands to handle it. On top of that it is also money consuming process. You have to pay for van, for movers, for packing supplies and so on. There may be many unpredictable costs, as well. So if you are moving on a budget you will definitely what to reduce your costs to minimum. So you will not buy anything that is not of a great importance. And this is quite reasonable in today's hard economic conditions.
You can save some money on packing materials. Generally, they are expensive so you should try to spend as little money on them as possible. Buy only the most necessary ones. For example, if you have valuable paintings or other artwork you should buy special boxes to transport them. This way you ensure their safety relocation. But there are many other packing supplies that you can skip buying.
Boxes are the most used packing material. To save some money you can find some in different stores such as liquor or grocery stores. You just need to ask the store owner or manager to put some boxes away for you a few weeks before the moving day. If you manage to get boxes from your local store you will save a great amount of money.
Bubble wrap is another thing you can save buying. It is very useful and protects your belongings very good. But it is expensive, as well. So I assume a budget mover will definitely skip it. Instead of bubble wrap you can use paper and even newspapers. Ask your friends and relatives to give you the old newspapers they have. Use them to wrap all your fragile and delicate items.
Furniture blankets and mattresses covers are also not worth buying. Instead of them you can use old blankets and towels. They will also protect your furniture and mattresses from scratches, damages and stains. Why should you pay hundreds for such packing materials when you have them at home free of charge?
You do not need to buy labels, as well. All those colorful labels with the name of the room on them are very fancy but useless. You can just buy a black marker or even a pen to mark your boxes and packages.
Box cutters, foam, stretch wrap, inflatable bags to fill empty spaces, brown paper are all packing materials that are "nice to have" but not necessarily. For example, most people can deal with a pair of scissors instead of a box cutter or with paper instead of foam. These packing accessories would make a moving process easier but if you cannot afford them you can just not buy them without any worries.
Whether you need to move on a budget or you have enough money to do it there are some supplies that it is not worth buying. You'd better consider what you need and what you don't before you end up spending hundreds on unnecessary packing supplies. For those packing material you have to buy it is my advice to take some time to surf the internet so you can compare prices and find the best offers.