6 Tips on How to Save Money When Moving to a New Home

Saturday, May 13, 2017, AM | Leave Comment

Moving into a new home is exciting but at the same time stressful, not to mention costly.

If you’ve bought or rented a new house, it’s only natural that you’ll want to save some money for your future; after all, there is adjusting period ahead and you’ll want to have some money left when you start over in your new home.

We offer you a brief list of different things you can do which will help you save money while you’re moving into a new home.

  1. Pack your own things

    Packing everything neatly in boxes and labeling each and every one might seem like too much work, and you might consider hiring movers to do it for you.

    While it might be easier, it will also be equally costly – they will charge the time, labor, as well as the materials needed to pack your stuff up.

    By choosing to do it yourself you will be able to buy your own (cheaper) materials, save money on labor, and at the same time know where each and every single thing is. This will make the unpacking process much easier.

  2. Get creative with packing materials

    Bubble wrap definitely is one of the best ways to make sure your things are safe, but buying a ton of it will cost a lot of money.

    Instead, try to improvise: wrap your breakable things in plain old newspaper, and finish by filling the box with good old peanuts.

    Yes, peanuts – they are meant to break down, but which will protect your things as good as Styrofoam peanuts.

    Not only will you keep your things safe and save some money, but you’ll save the environment too.

  3. Get moving boxes for free

    One of the biggest expenses will be packing materials, boxes included. Cardboard boxes can be quite expensive, but you don’t have to pay for them at all (or, at least not for all of them).

    There are probably people who have been recently moving among your friends or their friends and they’ll be happy to get rid of all their unwanted boxes.

    What is more, you can go by to your local shop or local businesses – they are usually required to recycle the boxes which they don’t need, and they’ll be happy to give them to you.

  4. Pick the right time to move

    Summer is probably the best time to organize moving – no heating to think about, and kids don’t have school anyway.

    Sometimes you can’t choose when you’ll move, but if you can, avoid summer – that’s the busiest as well as costliest moving season.

    If you have to move during the summer, book the move for a weekday because it’s easier to find available services then, and it’ll also cost less.

  5. Hire professional removalists

    You might think that by moving your things on your own will save you money, but it’s not exactly so.

    You can pack your things carefully, but it will take you a lot of trips there-and-back to move all the boxes, and you might damage something along the way.

    Hiring professional removalists is a sound idea which will pay off. You will be able to find affordable removalists Sydney and have experienced professionals take care of your possessions.

    When you do your own transport it can happen that you accidentally damage something. Whenever possible try to work with professionals which will protect your possessions and make sure they’re brought to you in time.

  6. Make smart choices when picking things for moving

    We all want to take as much of our ‘old life’ with us when we move, but it can be costly, especially when you’re moving across the country.

    Start early and think hard about the things you really need to take with you, not the ones you want to take.

    Pack only things which you plan to use in near future and get rid of what’s left. You can donate them, give them to friends and family, or you can make a yard sale and earn some money which will come in handy during your move.

As much as you’d like to save money, you should know when it’s acceptable to do so. You want to make the safety of your family and your new home your top priority, and only then should you think about saving.

There are some things that are strictly off limits, like smoke alarms, but there are others which can be changed so that you save some money in future. Make sure you know when and where you can safely make changes and improvise in order to save more money.

Author BIO

Steven Clarke is a business consultant. In his spare time, he likes to write about his ideas and share them with the world. Steven is a regular contributor to several websites.

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