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September 04, 2021

Tips for Saving Money When Moving to Oklahoma City

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

Whether you are doing it on your own or hiring a professional moving company in Oklahoma City, moving is not only difficult, but expensive. Odds are preserving a little funds when you can, is more than helpful. Here are a few ideas that can help lower your costs when moving to Oklahoma City.

Minimize Your Possessions

A common tendency today is minimalism: A deliberate approach to life that reduces the number of "things" in our existence. When it comes to moving, why not make your new beginning, even tidier by de-cluttering and downsizing the number of belongings you are moving?

A few frequent examples of things which you could consider getting rid of consist of:


  • Unwanted apparel
  • Expired products (such as cosmetics, foods, and so forth.)
  • Old electronic products
  • Broken home furnishings
  • [Jars|Containers]69] and glass bottles
  • Receipts
  • Magazines/Papers/Books
  • Busted toys, tools, or any other broken household items
  • Stored collectibles
  • Non-functioning kitchen appliances


Naturally, the concept of just trashing some of these things might raise your blood pressure nevertheless you don't necessarily need to dispose of them. You are able to give consumer electronics to schools or other nonprofit organizations. Books could be given to colleges, your local library, or schools. And since a good number of people own just too many clothes, odds are you won't feel awful about donating some of the only-worn-once items of clothing to a close by charity or consignment shop.

Additionally, when you have a few pieces of value, you'll be able to balance out a bit of your moving costs through having a garage/yard sale. This will not only cut down on the things you will need to move, however you will feel better recognizing you are genuinely beginning fresh in your new home.

Drive Your Own Vehicle

Having a moving company in Oklahoma City transport your car or truck may well be an unneeded charge to you. If you choose, instead, to drive your own vehicle, it provides you with several benefits. For starters, you'll be able to bring a load of several of your more cherished items which are probably not ideal for a moving truck such as house plants and also other personal possessions. Second of all, driving to your new home permits you to see the surroundings and get to know the vicinity you will be moving to.

Of course, driving your individual car or truck may not be the most feasible alternative in each and every situation (just like should there be more than one vehicle, for example) whereby, it is advisable to locate a moving company who is competent with these types of moves.

Load up a Few Things Yourself

Contingent on if you are conducting a local or long-distance move and the amount of stuff you have, the expense of packing will vary. It is possible to substantially decrease the cost of your relocation through packing several of your possessions on your own.

We advise creating a first-day box filled with necessities you'll need for the new residence, the first day you arrive. This is certainly something you really should pack for yourself since you know best, the things you will most need that first night in your new house.

Other items you can think about packing include:


  • Bathroom towels/Bed sheets
  • Pillows
  • Books
  • Dishes
  • Clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning products
  • Pet gear
  • Toys
  • Knick-Knacks


If packing your own belongings, be sure to get suitable cartons, strong tape, and a marker to jot down the items in the cartons to make sure you understand which room or living area they should be in. Most moving companies in Oklahoma City provide a few levels of packing service, so be certain and talk with your professional mover to determine which tier will best meet your requirements as well as your funds.

Mind the Time


Were you aware that professional movers generally require different prices depending on the time of year? It’s true, in their busy period, May through August, a peak season upcharge is applied. Of course, the time of year you move, might not be something you can choose for numerous reasons but if you're able, look at a move over the slower seasons - from September through April - while demand is generally least.

Moving is an exceptional time and lowering costs on the charges is just one approach to allow it to be even better. If you'd like to find out more regarding A-1 Freeman Moving Group’s moving services in Oklahoma City, touch base with us today to learn more regarding how we will help you get to wherever you are heading.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
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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