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September 04, 2021

Tips for Saving Money When Moving to El Paso

Packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Whether you're doing it yourself or employing a professional moving company in El Paso, moving is not only difficult, but expensive. Likelihood is preserving a little funds when you can, is more than beneficial. Here are a few recommendations which can help reduce your expenditures while moving to El Paso.

Decrease Your Belongings

A frequent movement now is minimalism: An intentional lifestyle that cuts down on the quantity of "things" in our existence. With regards to moving, shouldn't you help make your new beginning, even tidier by de-cluttering and downsizing the amount of things you are moving?

Some common types of items that you may think about ridding yourself of encompass:


  • Gently used clothes
  • Out of date products (such as makeup products, food items, and so forth.)
  • Old electronic devices
  • Used furniture
  • [Jars|Containers]69] and bottles
  • Receipts
  • Magazines/Papers/Books
  • Busted playthings, tools, or other broken household items
  • Stored knick knacks
  • Non-working home appliances


Naturally, the thought of just discarding some of these things could increase your blood pressure however you will not automatically have to dispose of them. You are able to donate electronic devices to schools or any other nonprofit organizations. Books can be given to colleges, your local library, or schools. And since a good number of people have far too many clothes, chances are you won't feel awful about donating a few of those only-worn-once items of clothing to a nearby charitable organization or consignment shop.

Alternatively, for those who have a few pieces of value, you'll be able to balance out a part of your moving expenses by having a garage/yard sale. Not only will this cut down on the things you'll need to move, however you're going to feel much better knowing you will be genuinely beginning fresh within your new location.

Drive Your Own Automobile

Having a moving company in El Paso transport your automobile may well be an avoidable charge for you. If you choose, rather, to drive your own car or truck, it comes with some benefits. First off, you can carry a load of some of your more valuable items which might not be suitable for a moving truck including indoor plants or other personal possessions. Secondly, driving to your new home allows you to view the surroundings and get to know the region you will be moving to.

Obviously, driving your personal car or truck most likely is not the most feasible selection in each and every circumstance (such as if there's more than one automobile, for example) in that case, it's important to look for a moving company who is competent with these sorts of moves.

Load up a Few Things Yourself

Contingent on whether you are conducting a local or long-distance move and the amount of stuff you have, the price of packing can vary greatly. It is possible to substantially lower the price of your move through packing some of your things on your own.

We suggest having a first-day box packed with basics you should have for the new home, the first day you get there. This is definitely one thing you ought to pack for yourself as you know best, everything you will most need that first night in your new home.

Other stuff you can look at packing include:


  • Bathroom towels/Linens
  • Pillows
  • Books
  • Cookware
  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning products
  • Pet gear
  • Toys
  • Knick-Knacks


When packing your personal items, you'll want to get good quality boxes, strong tape, and a marker to jot down the belongings in the boxes to make sure you understand which room they belong in. A lot of moving companies in El Paso offer several tiers of packing service, so make sure and talk with your professional mover to work out which tier will best fit your needs and your price range.

Mind the Time


Did you know professional movers commonly request different fees with respect to the time of year? It is true, throughout their busy time, May through August, a peak season upcharge is added. Obviously, the time of the year you move, might not be anything you can choose for a variety of points however if you are able, look at a move during the slower seasons - from September through April - when demand is normally smallest.

Moving is definitely an exceptional time and saving cash on the expenditures is simply one approach to make it even better. If you would like to find out more concerning A-1 Freeman Moving Group’s moving services in El Paso, reach out to us today to find out more regarding how we will assist you in getting to wherever you're heading.


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The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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