Moving House On A Budget- Yes, It Can Be Done!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Moving home is a stressful business, and it can cost a huge amount of money. Bearing in mind you will have already paid for the deposit, solicitors fees and everything else involved- and so by the time you come to moving day it's not uncommon to not have much money left at all. Thankfully there are ways you can move on a budget, here are a few points to bear in mind.

DIY vs. Professional Services
It is not obvious that renting a van is going to be cheaper than professional movers. You will want to do your research when coming to deciding how you will move you things. Take a look online at your options and you will see the difference in prices between different moving companies as well as types of van you can hire. You could firstly go for a Grange Removals man with a van or even borrow one from a friend or family member, but you could also hire a van from a company such as Hertz. 

Get Quotes
When you are looking at hiring a professional moving company, you will want to make sure that you can collect at least three quotes to compare against each other. It is super important that you do not just pick the first company you come across because this will not work. If you can move during the winter season, you will be able to save as much as 30% on our moving costs because companies always lower their prices during the colder months. 

Don't Pay for Boxes
Instead of buying boxes for your moving process, it is much better to find ways of sourcing them for free. There will always be empty boxes somewhere which you can utilise for your moving. You can either get them from work, ask a family member to source some for you, or use the old boxes you get appliances in. If you need to store boxes for a long time make sure that you flatten them and buy some packaging tape so you can put them back together when you are ready to use them. 

Make Money Recycling Moving Boxes
If you don’t have a clue what you will do with your boxes once you've made the move into your new home, you can make a few extra pennies by recycling them. It will save you the hassle of having to dispose of the boxes yourself, and it is much better for the environment. 

Have A Clear Out
If you are about to move and you are dreading packing up all of your things, why not have a declutter and get rid of some of your old stuff? You can either give things to charity or sell things on eBay, but it will save you having to pack and unpack a load of items that you won’t use. 

Move Your Books
If you have a ton of books to move into the new home,you will notice that the boxes of books are amongst the heaviest you need to move. However you can get your postal service to send them to your new home and this won’t cost much at all.

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