Are You Moving Home This Summer? Yes, then lucky you. Summer is one of best times to move as the weather is nice and the days are much longer, giving you plenty of time on your moving day. Plus, moving somewhere new is exciting! However, it can also be one of life’s most stressful and expensive events, with people losing their minds (or hair) with anxiety over the logistics of it all. Here are a few helpful tips to make your move less costly and more enjoyable.
Before you start packing have a good clear out of all the items you don’t need. These can be clothes you haven’t worn in 12 months or appliances and furniture that you won’t need in your new home. You can sell these items on eBay or Gumtree for some extra cash, to help fund your moving costs. Removal quotes are often calculated by assessing your inventory, so by selling and clearing out some of your belongings you should reduce the cost of your removals quote and besides it will make packing a much quicker task.
Of course you will need packing materials. Most removal companies will offer a packing service and boxes at an extra fee. However, to save money you can buy these cheaply on Amazon or eBay. You can also just use suitcases and laundry bins/bags if you own a lot of these or borrow them from friends and family to save yourself even more money. Another option is to source second hand boxes from supermarkets however, make sure they are a strong quality box to ensure none of your precious goods get damaged.
Organise professional help for your moving day, to help take the stress out of it. You can get numerous quotes for free online by using delivery auction website like Shiply. The delivery companies on websites like this are usually already making similar journeys which means the quotes you receive can be up to 75% cheaper than standard rates.
Does your new place come with or without furniture? If it comes without furniture, then not to worry you can find hundreds of free items on websites like Freecycle and Freegle. Both of these websites allow people to list items they don’t need and to give them away instead of throwing them away, benefitting both your pocket and our lovely environment.
Moving can also be a good time to look at your finances and see if there are some savings to be made. As you will more than likely be signing up to new services like Wi-Fi you can research new cheaper deals. It can be a good time do some haggling with current providers. Keep in mind that some service providers may charge you an exit fee.