How to Save Costs When Moving Home
Moving home takes careful planning and organisation to ensure a move goes smoothly, and even then ensuring you have enough time to order packaging, pack up your home, move boxes, hire removal vans, clean, load and drive to your new house can leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.
Often one of the biggest worries when moving home is how much it is going to cost. Moving house is expensive. Whether you are upgrading or downsizing your home, moving house comes at a cost.
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As a removals company in Brighton we are always looking to help our customers get the most out of their home moves. We have put together some handy tips that could save you significant amounts of money when it comes to moving house.
4 Quick Tips for Saving Costs When Moving Home
1. Research Removals Companies Online
Booking the right home removals company is essential, and it is not a ‘one size fits all’ decision. While it is wise to pick a moving company with a good reputation, you also need to consider price and flexibility as well. While it is tempting to book the cheapest moving company when trying to save a few pounds, this could actually cost you big in the long run.
If a price seems too good to be true, there may be hidden costs which most reputable removals companies would include and make transparent within their quote.
Look at reviews and feedback from other customers and pick a company that offers you a good deal, but also peace of mind that they will do a professional job.
2. Get started as soon as you can
Don’t leave booking your moving company until the very last minute. If you start your research and planning early you are far more likely to find a better deal. Asses your belongings and plan what you are going to take with you to your new home. This could make a difference when deciding how long you need to pack up, and what size of van you should book which will save you money in the long run.
Getting rid of what you don’t need will make packing and loading so much easier, and you don’t have to worry about cluttering up your lovely new home either! If you have loads of items to get rid of why not host a car boot sale, or take furniture to an auction? That way you can make a bit of extra cash which you can put towards your moving costs too!
3. Compare Removal Quotes
It is easy to get an online estimate from most removal companies these days, but do they really give you all the information you need to make an informed decision? Probably not.
It is important to ensure that all hidden costs are included in your quote and you have given the company the right information in order to work out what you need. If in doubt why not give them a call?
Any good moving company will have a knowledgeable customer service team who will be happy to talk through your quote in detail, so you aren’t left with any nasty hidden surprises at the end.
4. Leave your house the way you would like to find it, and tie up loose ends
Make sure that you check your home thoroughly before leaving. If you have left anything behind it will cost you time and money coming back to retrieve it, or having it sent to your new house.
Make a note of all meter readings and switch off all lights and plug sockets. As soon as you are in your new property make sure you change all your bills over to avoid late payments or having to pay bills for a house you no longer reside in! Save money on hiring a professional cleaning company and leave some time to give your house a good clean before you leave too.
Relocating doesn’t have to drain all your money, but remember that if you go for the very cheapest option then you may end up regretting it. If a quote sounds too good to be true then it probably is, but if you do want to go for it, at least have the good sense to check all the details thoroughly before you book, otherwise your amazing bargain could turn into a very expensive mistake.
Give us a call on 01273 499051 or email us at email@example.com to book your free home removals appointment. One of our team will pop round to meet you at your home at a convenient time to assess your moving requirements.Go back