Find out how to lower the cost of a house move with easy tips and simple tricks, so you can use that money on exciting projects in your new home.
Moving house costs money, there is no getting around that. However, you don’t have to spend lots of money to move, instead, saving some money up to spend on exciting projects in your new home instead. To move house frugally, take a look at these easy tips:
Anything You Can Get For Free, Take It
There are lots of things you can get for free when you move house, instantly saving you money. Packing materials is one huge area you can get free things. For example: your local supermarket will have tons of cardboard they have to pay to get rid of. Go in and ask for boxes for packing. Banana boxes are amazingly strong and often come with lids too, perfect for free, strong materials for packing.
Pull In Favours
Any favours you can use from friends and family you should use when you move house.
Your strong mate who will help you lift furniture into the van your Dads friend can lend you for the weekend for moving. Or your Auntie who happens to be free on the weekend of your move and she would happily take care of your children for the day. Perhaps your best friend who loves to be organised who will take pleasure in helping you pack your belongings.
Don’t be afraid to pull in favours with lots of ‘please’ and ‘thank you’s’,plenty of tea and biscuits and any other niceties you can offer until you can return a favour back.
Do as much as you can yourself to avoid paying for expensive services. For example a removals company can charge hundreds to pack all your belongings. The more you can DIY the cheaper the move.
Do shop around for services you have to use. Whether you are looking for self storage, a removals company, a van to hire or any other moving services you really need to shop around to save as much money as possible. The cheapest service isn’t necessarily the right one, but you can certainly get the best value for money if you shop around.
Make Some Money
You can get some spare cash in your pocket if you move smart. Don’t just throw items into a cheap self storage unit or in the bin. Do car boot sales, sell online and keep bringing in every penny and every pound because it will add up and it will come in handy for other things.
Move Out Of Season
Move during the times of the year that everyone else isn’t moving, so you don’t pay peak prices for every service going. You can get an incredible deal on services like van hire when you take advantage of off-peak prices.
Moving house can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be if you move smart. Sell things you don’t want, utilise every type of free product, service or help you can get and be clever about when you plan to move and you’ll find you have a lot of spare cash to use for all the exciting projects in your brand new home.