6. Seek out free moving supplies and pack everything yourself.
Moving supplies, including boxes, tape, and bubble wrap, aren't cheap! Their cost can add up if you don’t plan ahead and get creative on where you source them. Since you have assessed your belongings, see if there are items in your home that you can use to pack some of your stuff. Using soft furnishings, blankets, towels, clothing, and any other materials to protect your items doubles up as smart packing instead of wasting money on bubble wrap that you are just going to throw away. You can also seek free moving supplies from various stores, online marketplaces, community groups, and friends. Lastly, you should be able to pack most of your things by yourself. If you’re going to consider professional packing services, it would be cheaper if it would only be for special and valuable items such as pianos, antique furniture, paintings, etc.