Are you on a budget? Here are some cost-effective ways to pack for your move and tips to help you to move into your new home worry-free. 

Use what you already have

Instead of buying moving boxes and moving supplies, you can use items around the house that you already have such as cardboard boxes, suitcases, or shoe boxes. If you have baskets, you can keep store linen or other soft items in these. You can use grocery bags for towels or blankets. These soft items can also be used to protect fragile items such as cups and plates. 


Get rid of unwanted items or bulky items before you move. By doing this, you will save money on the supplies, money, and energy needed to move these items. It will also help you to make some space in your new home. You can sell the items at a garage sale, donate them to charity or just throw them out. If items have sentimental value to you, you can consider affordable storage facilities such as the storage units available at Master Movers storage facilities around the country. 

Multipurpose items

Certain household items can work in your favour when it comes to moving. For example, suitcases can work as a clothing hamper or use it to store odd items that you need to move. You can vacuum seal your clothing with a Ziploc bag and a regular vacuum hose. Straws work as great objects to keep necklaces from tangling. You can also use a matchbox, plastic pill case, or Tupperware for your earrings or rings. 

While professional movers are not cheap, it is actually cheaper to hire a moving company than to move on your own. You wouldn’t have to spend thousands on moving boxes or the fuel involved in making multiple trips back and forth. You can also avoid the costs that come with the risk of injury if you had to do the heavy lifting yourself (and chiropractor costs!). Professional movers such as the Master Movers team do everything from heavy lifting to professional packing so that you don’t have to spend a fortune or hurt yourself during the moving process. 

Master Movers can help you with cost-effective ways to pack – just give us a call today!