If you are moving home you may be thinking of ways of reducing the cost of moving.
The stress involved in moving home is classed as one of the most stressful life events. By reducing the cost of moving those savings can go towards surveyor fees, solicitor fees, mortgage/rental fees.
When we visit homeowners we are often asked if we can reduce the cost of a customer’s move. There are several ways in which this is possible.
Here are our top 5 tips for reducing the cost of your property move.
1. Declutter Your Home Or Office
Arguably the most difficult part of reducing your property removal costs, because sentiment often gets in the way. Some decisions are easier than others!
Then, there are more difficult judgment calls. You may love the piano you grew up learning to play on. But if you rarely spend time playing it, it may make sense to sell it to a home that can enjoy it.
Reducing the number of personal effects that you own is a double win. It reduces the removal cost as it’s less volume to move and the items you do sell can go towards an already reduced removal cost bill.
If you would like to know how likely your items are to sell and for what value try the ‘completed items’ option on E-bay. Facebook Marketplace is a free to advertise platform.
2. Donate The Items You Are Unable To Sell
Not all of your items are likely to bring a clamour of buyers for unwanted items. Search the internet and you may find that large sofas, white goods, large wardrobes are two a penny and often go unsold.
You may be moving into a new build with installed appliances or a furnished rental property, and no longer need that large item that is proving difficult to sell.
There are plenty of people and charities willing to collect from you, such as Freecycle and the British Heart Foundation being just two of many organisations who can assist.
3. Packaging Costs
This isn’t going to make any life-changing savings, however, there are savings to be made all the same. Browse Facebook in your local community pages and ask if anyone has free boxes or bubble wrap.
Local shops may be able to help with unwanted boxes and packaging.
4. Man and Van Services
If you live in a smaller property with fewer items to move, you may want to consider man and van services. An hourly paid service, with a more basic service, moreover, it can offer a sizeable saving on your house move.
5. Self Storage
In certain situations, we have been able to offer our customers credible savings on utilising our storage facility on a short-term basis.
If you would like a free, no obligation quotation for the cost of moving, contact us for more information.