How to Save Money During a Move
A lot of people around the world dread moving from place to place, this could be due to the amount of work and stress involved but more due to the extra expenses it brings. Newsflash! Moving doesn’t have to cost you a thing.
Well, there are plenty of ways to save during a move, plenty!
They work together to eventually save you some money during your long awaited, big move.
The first cheap moving option is simple and it’s…
Using used boxes and try to get a local man and van.
The average person moving spends over £50 on moving boxes from their local general store (what!?).
Yeah, I know right. Many common grocery stores will happily give you their used boxes for free, in fact, some are actually looking to get rid of some just lying around so take advantage of this!
If you insist on buying new boxes to avoid some hassle of asking around, the cheapest places to purchase sturdy moving boxes are Craigslist, Ebay, Amazon (sometimes they’re free of charge), Lowe’s and Sam’s Club.
And/or you could use linen or old t-shirts you have stored away somewhere as cushioning inside your boxes instead of the pricey packing peanuts and bubble wrap which could add up to over £25. Cushion from an old pillow or pillows could also be used, as well as newspaper that you’ve already read and isn’t very useful anymore.
Inviting family members and friends to help you pack
This is also another cheap moving option as they won’t expect money in return and you could make it a fun bonding event. They will, along with your help of course, get a lot more done than you could and in less time which overall makes for a less stressful moving experience. Win/win situation.
As you are going to need to label each box with the name of the items inside, you’d think you need these heavy duty markers that cost £2 a pop, right? You don’t. If you have children, their crayons and colorful markers that they started ignoring months ago will do just fine. Dark pens and pencils also do the same job and just as efficiently. I’ve heard of some women using their old and neglected eyeliners. Give it a try!
Pack only what you need. Instead of packing, requiring more boxes for things that you don’t use and know for sure you wont have any use for after the move, have a garage sale or sell them at a bazaar. This way you save money on packing supplies and gain some extra cash.
Decide on your means of transportation
Choose your removal company wisely, check prices, available discounts, pricing packages, coupons, everything. Moving by man with van is usually of the cheapest methods but can entail other risks so do your research, call for free quotes, etc.
Some of the most trusted moving companies that come with reasonable prices and Budget is a plus
Cheap and safe moving!