Moving to a new place could be your own choice, but you may get only limited options for managing that move. The place may be too far away for you to drive there yourself so that you will have to rely on transporters to get your things shifted. And you might have to spend some money on quality moving boxes to get the things packed. Still, there are innovative ways in which you can cut corners, and one of these is using your own moving supplies.
Most companies offer moving kits designed separately for drawing rooms, or bedrooms, or for 2 or 8 rooms together. The simplest kits will contain a specific number of moving boxes, and a proportionate amount of moving supplies. The supplies will mainly consist of sticking tape, bubble wrap, and a box marker. Some kits may contain more elaborate supplies like tape dispensers, packing paper, loose fill, and stretch wrap, in addition to duck tape and bubble wrap.
While it is convenient to have moving supplies together with the moving boxes, it is not always necessary to have them. At least things like tape dispensers, box markers, and packing paper are not necessary at all. You can cut the duck tape with your own scissors, use crayons to mark the box, and use old newspaper instead of packing paper. Even duck tape is not a must. If you have a back yard garden, there will be plenty of nylon rope or old wire, which can be used for tying the boxes. Shredding plastic covers in which groceries come packed can make other supplies like loose fill at home.
Then there are some special moving supplies like mattress covers, which provide for easy packing of mattresses, and moving blankets for scratch protection of larger things like furniture. While they could be helpful, you can use a lot of personal discretion on whether you need to use these. If your mattress and furniture is pretty old, there would be no need to invest in supplies like mattress covers. Selling the old mattress in a yard sale might work out cheaper. Or, if shift them you must, you can use old bed sheets or comforters instead of mattress covers and moving blankets.
However, though improvising with leftover things is a money saving formula, moving supplies are not always expensive. There is a lot of difference between peak season rates and off season rates of moving boxes and moving supplies. Besides that, there are certain days on which a company may offer things at a discount. There will also be package offers by some companies where you get all the moving supplies free, so far as you are ordering moving boxes worth a certain amount.
If you scan the sites of moving box manufacturers and track these offers rightly, you might be able to get your moving supplies quite cheap. If so, that will be better than typing up your boxes with sisal ropes like a clodhopper, or using nylon ropes that have started fraying at the edges. Nor would you then need to sit and shred plastic covers to make loose fill, or use your chiffon to pack your china. You need to resort to archaic moving supplies only when modern ones do not come within your budget.