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September 04, 2021

Tips for Saving Money When Moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City

Packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Whether you are doing it yourself or working with a professional moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, moving is not only stressful, but costly. Odds are conserving a bit of money when you can, is more than beneficial. Here are a few ideas which will help decrease your expenditures when moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

Reduce Your Possessions

A common trend today is minimalism: An intentional lifestyle which decreases the quantity of "items" within our lives. When it comes to moving, shouldn't you help make your fresh start, even tidier by de-cluttering and downsizing the number of things you are moving?

A few frequent types of things that you could think about getting rid of include:


  • Unused clothes
  • Expired products (such as makeup, food items, and so on.)
  • Old electronics
  • Ruined household furniture
  • [Jars|Containers]69] and bottles
  • Receipts
  • Magazines/Papers/Books
  • Broken toys and games, tools, as well as other worn out home goods
  • Stored collectibles
  • Non-working appliances


Of course, the concept of just tossing a number of these belongings may boost your blood pressure however you will not necessarily have to discard them. You are able to offer electronic devices to schools as well as other charitable groups. Books could be passed to universities, your local library, or schools. And since a good number of Americans have way too many clothes, chances are you will not feel sad about giving a number of those only-worn-once items of clothing to a neighborhood nonprofit or consignment shop.

On the other hand, if you have a number of items of value, you can counterbalance a bit of your moving costs by having a garage/yard sale. Not only will this cut down on the stuff you will need to move, but you'll feel a lot better realizing you are genuinely starting clean inside your new spot.

Drive Your Own Automobile

Having a moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City move your car may well be an unnecessary expense to you. If you choose, instead, to drive your own automobile, it provides you with several perks. Firstly, you are able to carry a load of several of your more precious things which may not be great for a moving truck which include house plants or other personal items. Next, driving to your new location enables you to see the environment and get to know the vicinity you will be moving to.

Obviously, driving your personal automobile most likely is not the most feasible alternative in each and every instance (including when there is more than one vehicle, for example) in that case, it is advisable to look for a moving company who's experienced with these types of moves.

Pack a Few Things Yourself

Contingent on whether you are conducting a local or long-distance move and how much stuff you have, the price of packing varies. It is possible to significantly decrease the price of your move through packing some of your belongings by yourself.

We suggest creating a first-day box loaded with basics you should have for the new home, the very first day you get there. This is certainly one thing you really should pack for yourself since you know best, the things you will most need that first night in your new home.

Other stuff you can think about packing include:


  • Bath towels/Linens
  • Pillows
  • Books
  • Pots and pans
  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning products
  • Pet gear
  • Toys
  • Knick-Knacks


If packing your personal items, be sure to have good quality boxes, strong tape, and a marker to put in writing the contents of the cartons to make sure you recognize which room in your home they should be in. A lot of moving companies in Tulsa and Oklahoma City feature various tiers of packing service, so make sure and discuss with your professional mover to work out which level will best meet your requirements and also your price range.

Mind the Time


Were you aware that professional movers generally charge different prices with respect to the time of year? It’s true, throughout their busy time of year, May through August, a peak season upcharge is utilized. Obviously, the time of year you move, isn't always anything you can select for numerous factors but when you're able, consider a move throughout the slower seasons - from September through April - while demand is normally least.

Moving is definitely an exceptional time and saving cash on the expenses is only one way to make it even better. If you would like to get more information concerning Oil Capitol Relocation’s moving services in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, touch base with us right away to learn more regarding how we can help you to get to wherever you're 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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