News · 04/07/2019

Ways to Save Money When Moving House

Finding ways to save money when moving house is one great way to take the stress out of the moving process. Planning and prepping ahead of time will often help with cutting some major costs. Our team has seen it all and have some tips to avoid breaking the bank on your next move.

Spend time choosing the right removalist for you

Ignorance isn't always bliss. Doing some research about your removalist in preparation for your move can help you feel more confident, and also save money in the long run. This means picking the right removalist for you.

Going for the cheapest quote isn't always the answer. Especially when this might mean they turn up late, delay your move, or damage your precious items.

If you want reliability, you need take time to pick up the phone and chat. Any good removalist will happily walk you through any queries and concerns. Plus, their online reviews will speak volumes about their level of service.

A professional removalist will always have a purpose-built truck with all the right equipment needed for you move. They will also have the experience to know where and how your belongings can be moved in the safest and most efficient way possible.

Take your time to make a choice that's right for you.

Declutter!

Saving money when moving is a priority for most people, and the solution is simple – the less you have to move, the less it will cost. Our recommendation is if you haven’t used an item in the last 12 months, you might not need it.

Holding a garage sale or popping items on Gumtree is a great way to not only declutter, but it could also help you make some extra cash.

And if you're looking to give something away, Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace are excellent spots to avoid the manual labour of taking items to the dump or organising a council pickup.

Pack your own small items

Save money on the cost of moving by packing what you can into boxes – rather than having too many loose items. Follow our golden rule of ‘if it can fit in a box, put it in a box.’ By following this rule, you will reduce the number of trips back and forth to the truck, and also provide better protection for your belongings.

We recommend packing the smaller, heavier items into book/wine cartons to avoid your larger cartons weighing too much. Also arrange your boxes ready in a sensible location, ready to be packed into the truck!

If you are short of time and need an extra pair of hands - we can also help with our pre-packing services. Many hands make light work after all.

Purchase second-hand boxes

As tempting as it is to go to your local shopping centre and scurry through the recycling bins for free boxes, these are not good quality moving boxes. Quality packing materials are essential to ensure the safe transit of your goods.

A great way for saving money on your move is to ask your removalists if they sell used boxes, and if they have a buy back facility. We can do both! Contact us today to enquire about our packing materials.

Saving money on moving can be simple when following these steps.

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