How to cut down on moving costs

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Does the cost of moving drive you crazy and keep you up at night? You're not alone. After all, who wants to spend a small fortune on something so stressful? Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to reduce your moving expenses without compromising your quality of life.

From enlisting family to help pack belongings to booking affordable transportation, we'll show you how to make moving as cost-effective as possible. So take a deep breath and read on – your wallet will thank you!


Moving is the perfect opportunity to embrace the art of decluttering and toss out or donate the unused items gathering dust and taking up valuable cupboard space. By getting rid of excess items, the task of packing becomes less daunting, you will need less packing material, and you’ll be able to save on storage space simply by needing less room. Additionally, selling unused items is a quick way to make a little extra cash to fund the move.

Gather packaging supplies

Be smart about the packaging supplies you use. For example, you could use bedding, towels or tablecloths to protect your dishes. This saves money and avoids creating more waste. However, be careful about using old boxes as they may cave in when others are stacked on top, damaging the items inside.


StorageWise offers three cost-effective packaging material packs . Each pack features boxes of all sizes, tape and bubble wrap!

Get family and friends involved

Reach out to family and friends and ask for help during the packing and moving process. Not only will a fresh pair of eyes help with the decluttering process, but loved ones can help with packing boxes and doing a final clean. And, of course, it's always nice to have an extra set of hands around when moving heavy furniture and loading the moving van.

Choose a cheaper date and time to move

An excellent way to save money on your move is to choose a cheaper moving date and time. Did you know that weekday moves are typically less expensive than weekend moves? And that a morning or afternoon move is usually cheaper than evening moves? Try to be as flexible as possible when booking movers.


Moving is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. By doing a deep declutter and repurposing household items for packaging material, you can easily cut down on moving costs. Asking for help from family and friends can also lighten the load (quite literally). And finally, selecting the most cost-effective time and day to move will help keep your budget in check.


When you need help moving into your unit, StorageWise is here to help. Use our *free move-in service  to get to your unit, or let us recommend local van hire/removals companies to help you move out. We’ll take care of the logistics so you can focus on living.


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