Being able to save money during a move is welcomed, especially as you’ve likely just exchanged a large sum of money with your lawyers to complete the purchase. Moving from one place to another is by no means an easy feat but just like making it stress-free, it’s a process that doesn’t need to cost you the earth either.
With that being said, for those who are looking to help save themselves some money when moving home, here are some top tips.
Plan early on
To help with the move, make sure you’re planning everything as early as possible. By planning early, you’re going to help save on a lot of the costs that would likely come last minute, such as picking from very few removal companies by leaving it too long.
By planning early on, you may find you’re offered some discounts on various services used in the moving process. Any opportunity to save a bit of money is mostly achieved when you’re organized and plan everything in advance.
Book your moving company in advance
To help save on disappointment and having to spend a fortune, make sure you’re booking your removal company ahead of time. By booking well in advance, you’re getting the pick of the litter - rather than scrambling for whatever’s left.
A removal company like iMOVE has a wonderful reputation and is one to take full advantage of when moving to another property. Be sure to do your due diligence when it comes to researching all of the moving companies available in your local area. You can likely save a fortune by comparing quotes.
Ask around for moving boxes
When moving, a big cost is the money spent on packaging up all your belongings. From your moving boxes to packing tape and other packaging items - it can cost a lot of money. With that in mind, try to find ways of saving money, like asking around for moving boxes.
You don’t need to spend a huge amount of money when it comes to packaging, especially if you’ve got access to a lot of places where free boxes are available.
Clear out clutter to reduce the volume
Clutter can be a problem for a lot of homes and it’s something that’s not wanted when you’re moving to a new property. With that in mind, you want to get rid of the clutter and reduce the volume you’re taking from one property to another. That will help reduce some of the costs you’re spending on moving everything.
Go around the home and clear out anything you no longer need. It’ll help save money and be a cleansing experience for the household.
Try to ferry over as much as possible with your own vehicles
If possible, then it’s certainly worth ferrying over as much of your belongings as you’re able to. This is useful for saving on that extra upgrade to a larger removals van and opting for a smaller one instead.
For valuables, it can be handy to have them on your person, rather than risk losing them or having them damaged when in a removal vehicle.
With these tips, you’ll be able to cut the costs of moving down so more can be spent on your new home.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.
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