When moving to a new property, it’s important for you to cut down as much of the associated costs as possible. But just because you’re looking to save some money doesn’t mean it should become a more stressful experience. Here are our tips on cutting your moving day costs:
Figure out your expenses
Before anything else, you need to figure out your priorities and how much money you will need to cover them. Things to factor in include labour costs, moving supplies, fuel, rental fees, overall packaging etc.
Compare moving company costs
You can reduce costs by comparing different moving companies, through a website such as CompareMyMove.com – try and compare at least 5 different companies. By dealing with the best companies you’re guaranteed a better service and limit any unplanned scenarios. You can also save money with removal companies by doing the packing yourself. It’s also worth reading reviews from customers who have dealt with these companies as well – there’s no such thing as too much research!
Book in advance
Make sure you book your selected moving service in advance (at least six weeks before moving day). This is so you have enough time to negotiate the best price and make further savings. You are likely to need a company that can be flexible with the date though, as unfortunately moving dates are known to change quite regularly!
Label each box
When packing, try not to label each box based on the items, instead label your boxes based on what room each object will be going into (e.g ‘bedroom’ or ‘kitchen’). It makes things much easier for you when it’s time to start the unpacking!
Lend a hand
Moving companies generally charge by weight, so you’ll be saving money if you pack smaller items like clothes, dishes and home décor pieces yourself and move them in your car. You can then leave the bigger items like furniture and fragile electronics to the movers.
As previously mentioned, taking time to carefully plan your moving day will lead to the best results. And most importantly, keep calm on the day and the process will be over in no time.
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