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Money Saving DIY Moving Tips

Make a list

When preparing for your move, it's important to keep a list of all the To-Do's necessary before moving day. 

Tasks like: Transferring utility services, cable installations, scheduling carpet cleaners or move out cleaning services aren't things you want to wait til the last minute to do.  By preparing to move well in advance, you'll have time to get everything in better order for your moving day.  It will also help you save money just by shopping for the best prices and processes to complete your move!


Have plenty of supplies

Order supplies well in advance and prepare to go back and purchase more if needed. Usually we underestimate just how much stuff we've accumulated while living in our home.  Buying your boxes online can save you money but Don't be afraid to ask family and friends, even local stores for extra boxes.  Make sure the boxes you use are sturdy and close completely.  Have At Least one moving blanket per piece of furniture and carefully consider how you package your fragile pieces.  Keep in mind that If our team is both loading and unloading  your truck, locally WE provide the moving blankets! We've got that covered! 


Don't forget to leave the things out that you will need on your First Day of move in (or at least mark the boxes with a big X so they'll be easier to find).


  You may want to put things like these in your vehicle instead of the moving truck or container.

 Cell Phones



 Packed Baby Bag 

Pet carriers and food

Your favorite Pillow

Small Fragile things like family heirlooms and jewelry

Those things that are needed immediately during or after your move and irreplaceable things you'd like to keep a close eye on.

Packing hanging clothing

You can easily fit a bunch of hanging clothes in wardrobe boxes. However that's not the only way to do it!  One of the Many tricks we've learned from our cost conscious customers is to USE Lawn/Garden BAGS

That's right...Lawn and Garden BAGS.  Bring the open bag up from the bottom of a group of hanging clothing and simply Tie the group of clothing around the neck of the hangers using the bag's pull string or handles... securing them together. We've witnesses some amazing things in this business and this one takes some practice But it will save you money!

Keeping up with those Screws, Nuts and Bolts

If you've moved a few times you've probably made use of sandwich bags to keep up with your furniture screws and bolts.  Then by the time you move into your new home you've misplaced them!  Here's a handy solution. PUT THEM BACK IN THE FURNITURE!!! 

That's correct.  If you took it out of a hole, put it back in that same hole along with the washers and bolts.  When it's time to reassemble you know EXACTLY where to find them.  

Renting Storage Container or Trailer Space?

Storage container providers often do NOT provide coverage for damages to your belongings.  Make sure to purchase moving blankets, rope or tie-downs and sturdy boxes or crates for fragile items.  Shifting will almost Always occur but can be minimized by having the correct supplies ready for your movers to use.  Also, make sure your container(s) will be on site the night before your moving team is scheduled to arrive. 


You will find that our movers are Very efficient in loading storage containers.  Still consider that a storage container is just a huge box So consider ordering One more container than you may Think you need. Just so you can be sure that nothing will need to be left behind.  If you find that you don't need it after all, many Container providers will refund the cost of the unused one. Check with them to be sure.  The SAME goes for renting a moving truck...Better Too Big And Not Need It Than Too Small and Have To Double Back. 

Last Minute Move?

Visit our Home Page or Call Us!  678-744-6716

We help you get packed and loaded faster than you'd think.  Our guys work Very efficiently and you can save yourself a load of headaches and backaches by getting Professional help Loading and Unloading.  The majority of our last minute customers contact us because of a sudden change of original plans or cancellation from their hired moving company.  We can help with your DIY move or provide Full moving services for you.  Don't worry! We've Got You!






We hope these suggestions will help you with a LOW Stress LOW Cost moving experience!

We wish you the best,

Biggy Movers Incorporated


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