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How You Can Save Money On Your Packing Supplies

Moving house isn’t just a stressful time for you and your family – it’s an expensive one as well! With everything from estate agency fees to your removal vehicle, there are more than just a few things that you need to pay for if you’re moving to a new home. Luckily for you, you don’t need to spend a fortune on your packing supplies! Have a look at the following tips and ideas to ensure that your packing supplies aren’t going to be costing you a fortune when you move! 1)    Make a list of what you need for your moving day.There are lots of things that you’re going to need if you want to properly and successfully pack your items on a budget. Packing tape, marker pens, bubble wrap, packing foam, white sticking labels and boxes are just a few of the things that you’ll require. Start by making a list of what you’ll need so you can be sure to have the right supplies for all of your items. 2)    Check your local bargain stores.There are some great bargains to be found on the high street, and the same is true if you’re looking for packing supplies. Tape, pens and even bubble wrap can often be found in your local bargain shops, so take your list with you and see what cheap offers and deals you can find! 3)    Using second hand boxes.If you’re on a budget then second hand boxes can be great for your moving day. Be aware that the boxes have been used before, and check for any signs of wear and tear before using them to pack your belongings. Reinforcing second hand boxes is really important as it will ensure that your items will stay put and that the box won’t break! Try asking around your local shops and supermarkets to see if you can find some free boxes, or even used bubble wrap or packing foam, for your moving day! 4)    Ask friends and family.We all have lots of items that can be great for your move, and they might not necessarily be boxes! Suitcases are fantastic for moving your clothes, while under the bed storage boxes and plastic drawers can make your move really easy too. Check with your friends and family to see if they can spare any cardboard boxes, plastic boxes or suitcases. Just make sure you return them afterwards! 5)    Raid your garage, attic and spare room.You might have the boxes from your television or kitchen appliances stored away somewhere. These boxes are ideal for carrying their intended item as they’re made to hold the correct weight and the right shape. If you’re worried about packing your TV or computer then see if you have the original box anywhere, to save yourself having to buy new ones! 6)    Look online for cheap deals.There are lots of cheap deals available online when it comes to packing supplies and materials. Have a look and see if you can find any online companies that specialise in removals – you might find them to be considerably cheaper than those on the high street! 7)    Speak with your removals company.If you’ve hired a removals company for your move then you might be able to get a good deal if you get your packing supplies from them as well. Speak to your company to see what they can offer you as a package deal for your moving day.