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Keeping Your Moving Costs To A Minimum

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Keeping Your Moving Costs To A Minimum

28Nov 2014

It’s no secret that moving to a new house can be very, very expensive, and even if you try to keep your costs to a minimum they can soon rack up very easily. If you want to save money on your moving day then here are soon tips to help you keep your expenditure to a minimum!

1)    Sourcing cheap packing supplies.

Finding cheap packing supplies is really easy once you know where to look! You can often bulk-buy items such as bubble wrap from online retailers, and get yourself a decent price as well! You might also like to try your local discount stores, as these often supply budget packing materials. Another great idea is to contact your local removal companies, as they might be able to make you a deal on packing materials!

2)    Making your own packing materials.

You don’t necessarily need to pay a fortune for your moving and packing materials – there are lots of things that you probably have in your home which can be just as effective for house moving. Your towels and old bedding make the perfect padding for boxes with fragile items in them, and you can individually wrap delicate belongings with sheet of newspapers or magazines to keep them extra-safe! If you have a lot of items to move and not many boxes, why not try using old suitcases, plastic under-the-bed storage boxes, storage drawers and more for easy on-the-go moving!

3)    Sourcing free moving boxes.

You can get the majority of your moving boxes for free by asking your local shops to see if they can give them to you. Lots of places will do  this, but you need to be careful that the boxes you’re given are secure and in a suitable condition. Check for signs of wear and tear, and always reinforce your boxes with packing tape to keep them strong. You can also check the side of the box for more information on what it originally contained – this will give you a good idea of how much weight the box was designed to carry.

4)    Asking for help.

If you’re lucky then there should be people that can help you on moving day, without it costing you any money! See if any of your friends or family are available to help you with anything from carrying your furniture to providing you with an extra vehicle. There will be a lot of things to get done on moving day, and if you can’t afford a removal company then the help of your friends and family will be the next best thing.

5)    Saving money with your removal company.

If you’ve decided to hire a moving company and you want to save a bit of money with them, then there are a few things you can do. Firstly, before hiring any company make sure you shop around for the best prices. You can often save a lot of money doing this! Another good idea is to hire your company at off-peak times and days, as this definitely makes a difference to the cost. If you’re hiring more than one removal service then speak to your company to see if they can offer you a cheaper package deal – lots of companies will be more than willing to do this, so it’s worth taking the time to ask!

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