The price of houses is very high, not to mention how much money is needed in order to redecorate the house after moving in. Having to pay for the moving process is another unneeded strain on your bank balance. Well rest assured because there are many alternative ways of saving money and keeping within your budget, whilst moving your furniture and appliances into your new house.
1) Keeping it Simple
Go through your things and make a list of what furniture you would like to take to your new house and what you would like to get rid off. The unwanted furniture or general household appliances could be sold or donated to a charity; this will make things simpler and better organised. Also, selling unwanted furniture could also help towards other costs such as purchasing packing materials. Reviewing what furniture and appliances need to be moved into the new house will avoid excessive costs from occurring, as unwanted items will be removed and not taken to the new house. Having an idea of what furniture will be included in the move will enable you to think about the cost and what packing materials will be needed.
2) Packing Materials
Reviewing what furniture and appliances will be taken to the new house will help with deciding what packing materials for removal are needed. Packing materials are important, as for instance when moving a fabricated sofa, having the appropriate packing materials may prevent water damage from occurring, especially if it is a long distance trip. It’s important for furniture and appliances to be protected within durable packaging. Searching for and comparing the best prices for packing materials is a must. Making a list of the things needed and buying in bulk could work out cheaper. Having a checklist for all of the packing materials is needed, in order to prevent you from buying materials that are not needed because this will save you money.
3) Getting Help
During the moving process you will need all the help you can get. The house moving process is not an easy task, for instance having to lift heavy-duty objects and packing objects. Getting neighbours and friends to give you a helping hand can be useful. The more people who get involved the quicker the moving process will be completed. This will also turn out to be not only cost effective but time efficient as well, as there will be more people involved. Also, having family and friends creates a sense of familiarity and you will be more inclined to trust them more with your furniture compared to an external company coming in to help.
3) Removal Companies
Removal companies tend to be experts at moving items from one place to another. However, be sure to check reviews and see how positive their customer reviews are. Making a list of the top ten removal companies and communicating with them to get quotes is the way to go. Comparing quotes and finding the one with the best positive customer reviews is the goal. You need to choose the best removal company based on both reputation and price. Having an expert deal with the move could help avoid any accidents and injuries, as they will have previous experience in handling heavy objects.
4) Hiring a man with a van
This is a cheaper option compared to removal companies. However, they may be less reliable than removal companies. Looking at online reviews or gaining a previous customer’s opinion would be a wise option.
5) Hiring a van
A van is a prime aspect to the moving process. If family and friends were willing to help hiring a van and getting them to help load it would be the cheapest option. Having many people to help you would again make the move a lot quicker.