How to move home on a budget

How to move home on a budget

Moving day is the culmination of a long process and is full of things that you have to plan and arrange, making it all too easy to overlook the costs of making the house move itself. Planning in advance can help to make a stressful day more manageable and cost-efficient.

Here are our top tips on how to move home on a budget:

1. Think about when you choose to move

Moving in the middle of the week during off season can save you a bundle. People tend to move in the summer on a Friday, or at the weekend, so moving instead in the autumn could make you a reasonable saving as removals companies are far less busy. When on a tight budget, being flexible with your move date can help to secure you a better price.

2. What (and how much of it) you choose to move

The best and most reliable way to save money when moving home is to declutter. It’s best to be ruthless when going through the possessions you’ve accumulated over the years and determining what you could lose, what you don’t use, and whether there are things you should really be getting rid of. The fewer items you need to move to your new home, the lower the cost of your move, and you might make a bit of cash selling various bits that you choose to part with.

3. Figure out your packing needs

You want to ensure that your possessions will be packed safely so that they’re guaranteed to arrive in the condition they left in. If you decide to pack yourself, then it’s vital that you take extra care so that they arrive intact. There’s nothing worse than arriving at your new home with broken bits and pieces. The risk of broken items can be outweighed by the cost of making sure they’ll be safe, in the hiring of a professional packing service as provided by Armishaws.

4. Plan and arrange for food delivery

Typically a house move ends in a victorious takeaway, which can be the best way to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter. But, when on a budget, this can be an unnecessary expense that can be avoided. Placing an online shopping order will mean that you can time a big delivery straight to your new address that will save on valuable unpacking time!

5. Use your own packing materials

Buying new packing materials can take a real chunk off your budget for moving home, but there are things that you can do to save money on this. Using clothes, towels, and bedding to wrap around delicate and fragile items – to pad in packing boxes and ensure the contents don’t rattle while in transit – can be a great way to cheaply protect your items. Old newspapers and magazines are also effective for padding out boxes and wrapping fragile items, but be careful not to overfill boxes or they might break when they’re lifted.

Here at Armishaws we offer a free quotation with expert advice on your home move, so call us today to see how we can help you.

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