Tuesday, 16 May 2017

17 Bright Ideas To Save Money Moving House


Moving homes can be a stressful experience, and it largely depends on your family size. You’ll have many responsibilities to take care of, and plenty of boxes to tick. However, just because a task takes a lot of planning and has a stress requirement, it doesn’t also mean that it should be overly expensive.

These bright ideas will help you get the best bang for your buck when it comes setting up your new home.

1. Assess what you can leave behind.

Take a few hours to have a good old-fashioned search around your house to find items that you could do without, and either list them for free recycling, sell them, or just leave them behind for the new owners of your house. This will help save money when it comes to transporting your goods.

2. Consider using storage facilities.

Storage facilities are a great way to house cherished items if you just don’t have space or funds to transport them to the new location. Storage spaces can double as a garage and have low monthly fees.

3. Use a friend.

Ask a friend to help you in all avenues. Moving, packing, potentially looking after your children or pets during the move can all be beneficial here. What are friends for, right?

4. Use the cheapest movers to transition your belongings.

You want to use a reliable, affordable and professional service to move your belongings. Consider appointing one person from your group to travel with them just in case they arrive at the new property before you do. Be sure to relay any special considerations you’d like them to be aware of.

5. Redirect your post.

This will save the cost of having it re-posted to you.

6. Check free recycling websites for new furniture.

If you see that you have a space that needs to be filled in the new property, checking free recycling websites is a good way to obtain new belongings that people do not want otherwise.

7. Check for the cheapest energy tariffs.

This should be done shortly before you move in. Make sure you’re getting the best deals. Some companies offer ‘new homeowner energy tariffs’ you can make use of.

8. Rent out a spare room.

If you have a spare room in the property and it won’t be a hassle for your family, consider renting it out to a student or someone you trust to earn the money back from your move!

9. Use a moving checklist.

Write a moving checklist of everything you need to remember the second you decide to purchase the new property. Use this as your bible.

10. Use a family member.

Family members are useful because they can help with moving, and also house your children or pets particularly longer than you could ask a friend to do so.

11. Use meal plans.

Finding out what’s in your cupboards can be beneficial to preventing waste. Figure out what you can use for the upcoming week and plan accordingly.

12. Don’t call costly numbers.

Make sure in your hunt for the best services you’re not contacted multiple ‘premium’ business lines that can add cost to your phone bill.

13. Assess your bills.

Assess what you can be expected to pay in the first month of the new property, and try and detail it to the closest cent you can.

14. Find boxes for free.

If struggling for new boxes to house your items in, companies or relatives might have some you could use.

15. Sell unnecessary items.

Before you go be sure to sell everything you don’t absolutely need to streamline your move and also allow you to earn some extra cash back.

16. Get your new house surveyed.

Make sure you know how much the property is worth, how much you can expect to pay for repairs and any other stipulations that might come to light in the future.

17. Move on a weekday.

Traffic will be less busy, removal van hires will be cheaper, and you’ll be able to relax, far from the hustle and bustle of the weekend.

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