How to save money when moving houses

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

Although moving houses is exciting, it is expensive too. Most who people living in big cities will move houses at one time or the other. It is advisable to avoid moving if you can.

However, sometimes it is inevitable due to occurrences of crises or job requirements.

Having this in mind, it is important to plan ahead to avoid unnecessary expenses.

Below are some money saving tips during moving.

  • Purge your possession before packing

    A removal company quotation depends on the distance and the volume of the property to be transported. Therefore, it is necessary to get rid of the items that you don’t use. This can be done by disposing of at a throwaway price or even donation to claim a tax deduction. This will help you estimate the number of boxes you need hence the size of the truck that will be used.

    Also, the money raised from disposing of items can be used in the transport expenses.

  • Comparing quotation from different companies

    Since moving houses can be expensive, it is important to plan ahead. One way of planning is getting quotations from different companies. This will help you compare various prices and eventually settle on the most affordable.

    Some companies give their quotations online thus making it easy and less stressful. Click here to get an example of a removal company that gives quotation online.

  • Buy an insurance cover when moving

    This may look like an unnecessary expense but it is advisable. Sometimes you get a lot of breakages during transportation. This can have adverse effects in your pocket since you have to replace or repair broken items. It is, therefore, necessary to purchase an insurance for your items so that you can be compensated in case of breakage.

    Alternatively, you can choose an insured removal service that will replace your item if they break it.Purchasing of recycled boxes or free boxes.

    New cardboard boxes can be expensive especially if you have a lot of items which need a lot of boxes. Recycled, slightly used boxes can be cheap therefore saving some money.

    Another way of saving on boxes is getting free boxes from local grocery stores. Also, you can pack smaller items inside big ones before boxing them. This saves money on the number of boxes used.

  • Booking removal service

    In advance booking ensures you save a lot of money. This is because, when a removal service is in demand, it will charge expensively.

    Also, they may not be available for you if you did not book. This will make you postpone the moving or seek another removal service which can be expensive.

  • Weekday moving

    If possible, plan your moving on a weekday. Most removal companies charge expensively on weekend and holidays due to demand. Also, roads can be busier on weekends and hence you may get stuck in traffic and waste a lot of petrol.

Moving houses can be expensive but if planned properly it can save you some money. One never actually know what it takes to move houses unless they are in the middle of it. It is therefore vital to gather information before moving to avoid wasting your money.

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