Killeen Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
February 02, 2024

Save $$$ on Your Move: 5 Tips from Professional Movers

getting ready to moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is one of the most chaotic adventures you can commence. The proceeding is often taxing, not only from the procedural point of view but in your financial plan also. High moving expenses will be no luxury to any homeowner.

Our professional movers with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Killeen can help you keep your spending in check and permit you to move without losing your sanity. Albeit some moving costs are unavoidable, it’s possible to save money in a few areas. To assist you with this, we have listed some guidelines to help reduce costs when moving.

1. Organize Ahead of When You Pack and Get Rid of the Excess

Gather all your unwanted things that might still be worth enough to fetch some money. Consider whether the stuff is worth your time, headache, and cost of moving them to your new home. If not, put them online, or sell them to friends to pocket some cash to assist with moving costs.

You may get rid of unnecessary stuff with ease by:

  • List items online
  • Hold a garage sale
  • Trade the items to get other important things you could need from buddies or relatives
  • Put the items on Facebook marketplace or a neighborhood website

2. Pack It Yourself

If you have the time to, packing your items on your own might save you tons of money over the move. Packing takes a while and can be one of the most costly aspects of moving.

Pack all your essentials, like:

  • Towels/Bed Sheets
  • Knick-Knacks
  • Dishes
  • Clothing Items
  • Books
  • Dishes
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Pet supplies
  • Pillows
  • Kids’ Toys

If you opt to pack on your own, be sure you get good-quality boxes and packing tape (not masking tape!). Many moving companies in Killeen may provide a few levels for the packing service. Contact your professional mover in Killeen and pick the level that best fits your requirements as well as budget.

3. Look Around for Better Rates

If you have a tight budget, figure out how to reduce cut your spending. Services and prices change just like everything else. Take your time to shop for the best prices and understand all the options out there.

Watch out for moving companies that offer deals which sound too good to be true. Very low bids could mean low-quality work that could damage your stuff or the services being different than what is promised. Settling on a reputable moving company in Killeen will provide peace of mind and guarantee quality work.

4. Do Not Spend Money on Boxes

Spending a lot of money on supplies such as paper, boxes, as well as bubble wrap could negatively affect your budget. Decrease such costs by being creative with how you get the materials. Ask your neighbors and buddies who recently moved for their used boxes and any extra moving supplies they might have. And, swing into retail stores such as furniture, grocery, and appliance stores to ask if they have any cartons which they are willing to give away.

5. Move During Non-Peak Season

There's a reason a lot of people move in the summertime, which is called in the moving industry as peak season. The children are on break, and you likely will not have to step in slush puddles or slip on ice. If you have a flexible schedule, moving during non-peak season (October through April) may save you some money.


Moving is an exciting time, and money-saving tips are a great way to make it even better. Should you like to understand more about A-1 Freeman Moving Group's moving services in Killeen, call us for additional information on how we will help you get to wherever you are moving.


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