For those who appreciate saving a few bucks, penny pinchers across the country have learned how to make the most of the local dollar store for moving on a budget.
When you find yourself relocating on short notice without as much time to plan and prepare as you would like, the dollar store can be a big time-saver last minute.
Try adding some competition to these hacks to create even more fun. After all, seeing who can spend the least amount of money may lead to even bigger savings!
Don’t Skip the Savings
When it comes to picking up supplies for your big move, big box stores like Walmart and Target typically come to mind. However, many consumers will be very surprised by the selection of everyday items at the local dollar store.
From product for organizing to a wide array of cleaning supplies, the dollar store has a plethora of great finds. Necessary moving items like bubble wrap and tape are pretty easy to find as well.
Using items like toilet paper and other soft material you would typically not use for its intended purpose—as not to turn your back(side) on your cherished Charmin—makes for inexpensive packing material. Browsing the dollar store aisles will turn up all kinds of options for protecting valuables at a cheaper cost than you might pay at other stores.
Dollar Stores Stock Lots of Supplies
There are several other helpful items the dollar store typically stocks, which include:
- Sharpie markers and pens
- All sizes of Ziplock-style baggies
- A variety of colorful labels
- Rope and bungee cords with hooks
- Kitchen utensils you won’t mind tossing (because they were a buck!)
- So much more…
Even items like cling wrap and small containers or Tupperware can be had at a fraction of the cost elsewhere. These helpful finds make packing items within larger cartons super convenient. When you can fit your knickknacks and random small items in a bag that you then place in a larger container that eventually goes into a box, you can save yourself a lot of hassle.
These hacks will prove helpful to both you and the moving company once move day arrives. For more tips and advice like this, call the All Points Moving and Storage pros at 866-421-9490 or use our online contact form to get in touch today!