Moving home is an exciting experience. However, it can also be financially stressful. Paying for transport, packaging products, storage, petrol and other things involved with a move can leave a big hole in your savings. However, there are a few ways you can save money to make the move smooth and stress free. Below are just five tips to help you save money on your next move.
1. Plan ahead
Waiting until the day of the move to work out how the day will go is a disaster waiting to happen. You should allow plenty of time for packing, hiring a removalist and writing up a checklist of what to do both before and during the move. Leaving things till later will cost you more time and money and will only make the experience more stressful.
2. Declutter the home
When packing, try to be brutal about what to keep and what to throw out or give to charity. Don’t get sentimental and don’t keep things you don’t need or that are falling apart. This will reduce packing time and weight, streamlining the moving process.
3. Disassemble large items
Items such as swings, beds and other large items should be taken apart before the big move. These items cannot be moved as they are so it is important to take them apart beforehand. If you don’t need it or don’t have room for it in the new home – donate it.
4. Pack and label things correctly
If you put like items together and label them with the room they belong in, you will save a lot of time when unpacking. Whether you pack and unpack yourself or enlist the help of your removalist, correctly labelled boxes will save you from opening every box trying to find a specific item.
5. Find a quality removalist
Don’t go for the cheapest removalist you can find. Instead, choose one with a good reputation and reasonable rates. A good removalist company will be able to help you every step of the way and will also offer insurance for the moving process.
All Purpose Removals, a Queensland based removalist company, can help you move home in an efficient and affordable way. For more advice, or to get a quote, call them on 1300 13 95 95 today.