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How to Lower Moving Costs in Columbus, Ohio

  • Be prepared – The more time you give yourself to plan for a move, the less it will cost you. Many expenses that come from a move are last-minute decisions made on things like extra packing materials or eating out etc.
  • Get rid of unwanted items – The less you have, the less it will cost to move. Anything you don’t need either donate it, sell it or throw it away.
  • Get the right packing supplies – The most affordable new packing supplies can be purchased at Home DepotLowe’sWalmart, and Uhaul-type stores. But, if you’re trying to move on a tight budget, you can always find used boxes online on sites like Craigslist or Offerup.
  • Use what you already have – Consider using some items you already have like towels, linens, suitcases, duffle bags, old Amazon boxes, trash bags, and other useful items you already have around your house.
  • Pack the boxes yourself – Packing yourself is a great way to save money on moving costs. The more you’re packed up and ready to go, the less time it will take movers to move your things.
  • Hire a reputable moving company – It’s not always best to hire the cheapest moving company, and sometimes cheap can mean poor quality. A poor quality mover may create additional expenses at the cost of things like broken items. All American is an award winning moving and storage company in Columbus Ohio! We offer a wide range of services to suit your needs.
  • Move during the week or offseason – Movers usually increase their rates between the months of May through August. This is the busiest time of year for moving companies.
  • Be prepared for the movers – One of the most important things to do when wanting to save on the cost of a moving company is to be ready for them. Local movers charge by the hour, so if you’re not all packed up and ready to go, or if the hallways are being blocked by stuff, it will take movers longer to move your items.
  • Have movers only move furniture & boxes – If you are prepared enough, you should still be able to hire a moving company while still moving on a budget. As long as when the moving company arrives, they can get in and load up your boxes and furniture as quickly as possible and unload at the new destination, it will be quick and affordable.
  • Rent a moving truck and move yourself – If you have a one-bedroom apartment with easy truck access and not a lot of heavy items, moving yourself might be a great option to save some money.
  • Get help from friends and family – Your friends are usually the “free” moving labor you need most if you’re moving budget is really tight. As long as you provide some incentive like food, music, and figuring out a way to turn it into a good time.
  • Have friends & family watch pets & children on the move day
  • Cancel unused subscriptions – If you are moving away from the town, don’t forget to cancel or change the address of your local subscriptions & memberships.
  • Find used furniture online – It may be tempting to go out and buy all new furniture and rack up some debt after you move in. But, if you’re good at budgeting, you’ll know that that’s not always the best idea in the long term. For certain items in your home, consider other used furniture options like buying them on websites like Craigslist, Offerup, and Facebook Marketplace.


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