5 Thrifty Ways of Moving Out
By LeslieBass on March 23, 2014
A new home can be a large financial burden for homeowners. This is why you should consider making your move as cheap and efficient as possible. This can be achieved by using left over packing materials, moving on the right day and much more.
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Below is your guide for moving to a new house in a thrifty way:
Look for used packing materials
For some people, they make the mistake of buying too many cartons, too much packing tape and generally getting more materials than necessary. By the time they transfer to their new address, they have so many boxes and tape they have no room to store them. These people often give away their packing materials in order to free up space in their home. They should also be the ones you should approach for your own materials. Not only do you benefit from the free materials, you also help them clear up more space in their homes.
Let go of your unused belongings before moving
There are situations where families or individuals would rather keep all of their belongings when they move to a different address. This can create a spacing problem in their new home. Some families tend to sacrifice one whole room in order to put aside their unused belongings. Within a month, the individuals sell their furniture, appliances and other bulky items in order to resolve this problem. They might even give it away to their relatives or friends just so they can get more space at home.
It is a good idea to let go of your belongings by selling or giving them away before the move. Doing so can reduce the amount of time your local removalists uses to transfer all of your belongings to your new home and can even lower their quoted price for their service.
Ask for help
You can have almost everything moved in a short amount of time if you have more people to help out. This doesn’t mean you have to hire more movers to make the transfer faster. Instead, ask your relatives or friends if they can lend you a hand in relocating your belongings. This can allow the professional movers to focus on large or heavy furniture.
Do your move during off-peak months
Moving during peak months isn’t going to be as smooth sailing. The summer is not an ideal time to move even if you have more free time during this period. The problem with peak months is that there is a large demand for professional removalists. Most of these companies have the highest rates during these times. There is also less removalists available which lowers your options overall.
Off-peak seasons are when the demand for removalists is lower. This results in lower rates and more available moving companies to choose from. During this time, most highways aren’t as busy which makes it ideal for those moving to another city or state. Off-peak seasons are a good opportunity for you to save money and make the work less tiring due to the comfortable temperature.
Have everything organised
Being organised during the move is important to making it thrifty. Have all of your belongings logged in a checklist in order to avoid missing anything when you transfer to a new home. It is also recommended to list down fees involved during the move. The list helps you determine if you need to cut down on your expenses or if there is still room in your budget.
After reading the guide above, you should now be able to achieve a thrifty way of moving to a new home.