How to Save the Cost of Packaging Supplies

Complete Money Saving Tips on Packing and Moving Supplies for Your Move

Moving is expensive so if you are planning a move, saving money on things like packing supplies is a must since there are certain features of a move that will require money and things that you can’t necessary cutback. Today OZPacking packaging supplies experts come up with quite a few cost-saving tips on how to save money on all the packaging supplies you need to pack up your home.

Creating a packing supply list before moving so you know approximately how many boxes, rolls of packing tapes, etc…you’ll need.  And having a reference list will help keep your moving budget under control.

Used Boxes

OZPacking packaging supplies expert is a big fan of using wine and liquor boxes for a move. Most wine or liquor stores will give them to you if you ask. Since they’re just the perfect size for packing smaller items and heavier things, like books, you’ll find that the boxes can never be over-packed so they’re always easy to manage.

Clothing and Linens and Plastic Bags

Bubble wrap and packing peanuts neither are recyclable and both seem like a waste of money to purchase. Instead, we use pillows, linens, towels, clothing and grocery bags to wrap fragile items, especially if we have a short move and can be assured that the cardboard boxes will be handled carefully. If you use this method, we recommend marking the boxes well so that the movers know what’s inside or if you’re moving yourself, keep the fragile boxes in your car so that you can keep an eye on them.

Buy Plastic Containers

Plastic containers are great for moving. The great thing is, you’ll always have them for the next move. And they are also so much easier to pack and move. But buying containers can be expensive, so we usually ask friends and family for any extra storage containers they might have on hand. It’s amazing how many people have a few containers that they’d be happy to lend you. Adding a quick label with masking tape ensures the containers make it back to their owner.

If you have friends or family who’ve moved recently, ask them for any leftover supplies. If you have to purchase packing supplies, check out some of the cheaper options like discount chains or dollar stores. You can usually find packing tapes, markers and sometimes even new Small Mailing Boxes.