Moving to a new home is both exciting and stressful and if not managed properly, can end up being quite costly. However, with proper planning and following the moving tips given here you can enjoy saving money moving homes and use that saving to maybe furnish or decorate your new place.
Planning your move ahead of time is one of the best things you can do to help you save money on your move. Why? Because it allows you the flexibility to decide which areas of the move you can handle with family and friends and which areas you will have to pay money for professional help, so you work out your moving costs accordingly. You can plan dates for different sections of the moving process and pick times when friends and family are free to pitch in and help. You can find ahead of time the cost of hiring a moving company and truck rentals and work out your budget plan. A moving checklist will ensure that everything happens as planned and give you the flexibility to deal with any unexpected issues that may crop up. During the days leading up to the move you can check off items from the checklist as they are completed so you will be ready by the day of the move.
Set a timeline
Setting a timeline leading up to your move day will ensure that all the steps in the moving process happen relatively smoothly. It will give you a goal to work towards so you can avoid procrastinating and then having to deal with a last minute rush. Rushing closer to the move date can lead to complications and additional costs.
Packing is an area of the move which you can handle on your own as long as you plan in advance. Educate yourself by watching YouTube videos etc on the best packing methods so that you can pack your goods safely and efficiently. Create an essentials box into which you will place your most needed items so that once the move happens they will be easy to access.
Making note of unused items
Packing is a great time to declutter. Despite our best intensions our houses do, overtime, become filled with items that we no longer use for whatever reasons. Sometimes we buy them on a whim, sometimes we do not throw them away for sentimental reasons. Items that are in good condition you can sell or donate to charity, so that you will have less things to pack and transport. Plus if you earn some money through selling unwanted items you can use it towards getting something for your new place.
Get proper packing supplies
If you are handling the packing on your own then along with knowing how to pack your possessions correctly, you will also need the proper packing materials so that they are safe through the journey to your new place. Bubble wrap, packing material, boxes and sealers are just some of the things you will need. You can also wrap items in your clothes, or bedding to keep them safe so you will not have to buy bubble wrap etc unnecessarily. Look for used boxes that you can re-use which will help save you money as well.
Hire a moving company
Hiring a professional moving service is worth the cost as it will remove a lot of the stress of the actual move. They will have the necessary vehicles and manpower needed to handle the removal with efficiency. It is important to have the moving service booked for your date, so on the day of your actual move you do not have to deal with the stress of trying to hire movers and paying exorbitant rates for last minute bookings. With early bookings you may be able to negotiate good rates for your move.
Do your research beforehand and see the services on offer by the different providers. Checking reviews is always a good idea as it will give you a clear picture of the professionalism you can expect from their service.
Using these practical tips you can save money when moving and instead use that saving to towards your new beginnings in your new home.