Relocating or moving to a new home can be a daunting and stressful task, not to mention an expensive one too. There’s the cleaning, end of lease inspections and getting used to the new home. One significant part of moving is the packing and transporting of household items. The other one is the total cost you’re going to pay during the whole process. Moving can be costly and burdensome, but sometimes the purpose of moving just makes it a necessary thing to do: relocating for a job, relocating for a scholarship grant or relocating to a retirement home. When it comes down to it, you’ll be needing ways to save on your relocation budget.
Check If You Can Free Up Space
You can compare the floor plan of your new home to that of your current home. If the new home is smaller in area than your current one, you may need to downsize your wardrobe, appliances, and furniture. You can sell items you won’t be needing in the new house through a moving-out sale or donate the things you don’t need.
Inquire for Best Possible Moving Quote
Check for removal companies within your area. If you are in the state of Queensland, check for Gold Coast removals companies, or if you’re located in Brisbane, Cairns or Logan City, check out for local companies nearby. Look for at least three removalists and compare their services and quotes. To save you time in searching, check comparison websites to view assessments of several removal companies. Remember that a cheap quote isn’t always sufficient. Also, take into account good and reliable service. Choose a fully insured and reputable removal company to help you with your relocation needs.
Gather Free Packing Materials
Moving boxes can actually cost you especially if you have many items to move. Before you start packing, ask for free boxes from local liquor stores, offices, grocery stores or ask neighbors for extra moving boxes. Make sure that the carton boxes are in good condition and reinforce them with packing tape to avoid damage during transit.
You can also use some of your household items to keep fragile and breakable items safe. For example, you can use towels to wrap fragile items like photo frames, small mirrors, and glasses. Just be sure to make appropriate labels of the boxes where these items are placed.
Pack Small and Unbreakable Goods
Now that you have decluttered and freed up space, you can start with your own packing. Remember that most removal companies charge by the hour. Doing your own packing can help reduce the removal time. Pack small and unbreakable goods such as linens, books, and DVDs by using a packing paper to wrap them. Although the newspaper can do the job, you may risk blotting ink on your household items.
For fragile and heavy items, let the removalists do the packing. They specialize in transporting home contents, so you can count on them to handle your belongings with care. The can also make your move quicker, more efficient and more convenient.
Choose Your Timing
Book your move in advance because there are removal companies that offer great deals and discounts. Avoid peak seasons for your moving schedule. Peak seasons usually demand higher removal prices.
For the date of moving, also note that removal companies charge more on weekends and holidays than on weekdays. Also, roads are busier on weekends than on weekdays, which means additional fuel costs. To cut down on these costs, schedule your move date on a weekday.
Relocation can be a physically and financially challenging task. However, there are many things you can do to cut down costs and also make your move convenient. Removalists are essential in making your move efficient and less stressful. Hiring removalists may add to your relocation budget, but availing their services can be worth it.