It will come as no surprise to anyone that moving home is a stressful time in your life, but if you don’t plan ahead and save money wherever you can then it can be an expensive one too. There will obviously be a lot going on around the time of your move but the more organized you are and the better you plan things; the easier the process will be.
There are many ways in which you can save money during a move and so if you take a few of these pieces of advice you will be much better off in the pocket and will have lost far fewer hairs when you finally get to relax in your new home.
Book Removals In Advance For
The Best Deals – Like a lot of things, the earlier you get your removals service booked the more likely you are to get a good deal. The best and cheapest companies are likely to book up early and so as soon as you know your moving date it’s a good idea to get yours sorted. And if you are thinking of forgetting the professionals and attempting to conduct your removals yourself then you may end up paying much more than you anticipated.
You are likely to need many trips between your new property and your current home and this is going to cost in fuel. You also won’t have the luxury of goods-in-transit insurance and so anything that breaks will have to be replaced from your own pocket.
A Man With A Van Is Often Cheaper
Some of the biggest removal companies can end up charging you an arm and a leg just to move your belongings from one property to another, and therefore you may find it cheaper to opt for a man and van combination. You can then avoid the high prices of companies that have to pay a whole team of men’s salaries but still have a reliable and experienced professional to help on your moving day. You will still receive a great service but you won’t have to shell out for any of the extras that you don’t need and will therefore save some of that hard-earned cash to spend on furnishing your new home.
Moving Far Away? Limit Your Scouting Trips –
If you are moving far away from your current home then the chances are you will be planning a few scouting trips to the area of the country you want to move to in order to view potential new properties. This is going to incur a fair amount in travel costs and so it’s best to limit these trips as much as possible. You can do this by killing multiple birds with one stone and filling your day with as many viewings as possible.
A good plan is to visit your proposed new town or city for the weekend and cram as many viewings into these two days as you can; the rest can then be done over the phone or online when you return home. You could even include job interviews into your plans in order to make it a really productive trip.
Make Money From Your
Clutter – Moving home gives you the perfect chance to get rid of a few things that you don’t use anymore; giving you more space and making you some money in the process. We all tend to keep old clothes just in case we want to wear them again or not throw away other things that we think we may find a use for someday, but ultimately this stuff is just going to clutter up your new home. Anything that may be worth some money could be sold on EBay or at a car-boot sale and anything else can be given to your local charity shop.
If you struggle with deciding whether to keep or discard items from your wardrobe then here’s a top tip to help you make the decision. Turn all of the clothes hanging in your wardrobe around so that the hooks on the hangers are facing the back. Then whenever you wear something put it back with the hook facing the front. By the time you move out you’ll know that anything still facing the back obviously doesn’t get worn much and could be sold.