Top 8 Money-Saving Moving House Tips

Top 8 Money-Saving Moving House Tips

Moving house is an arduous task especially if you have a lot of possessions and you’re on a tight budget. While the process of buying a new home is unavoidably expensive, it’s still possible to save on money when you’re moving house. Check out these eight house moving tips you can use when you’re on a tight budget.

Tip #1 Get rid of things you don’t need

Getting rid of things you don’t need may be time consuming, so it’s best to do this early on. This moving tip is great because it can reduce the cost of hiring a removalist. Packing is simpler and quicker and you can also earn extra cash by selling the things you don’t need.

Tip #2 Compare removalists

Ask for quotations from at least three different removalists. This allows you to compare and decide which company will be suitable for your budget. Just make sure that the company can offer all the services you need.

Tip #3 Write a checklist

Use a checklist so you've got everything ready to go on moving day. Being organised when moving house will ensure that you save not only money but also time.

Tip #4 When going DIY, avoid rush hour

Moving house the DIY way is more affordable than using a removalist. However, if you’re going this route, make sure you don’t move during rush hour. Driving during off-peak hours can help you save on petrol and time.

Tip #5 Ask for help from friends and family

If you’re planning on going DIY, or you want to minimise the cost of the removalist, then you can ask your friends and family if they can help you out packing or carrying your things.

Tip #6 Use bed linen and clothing as packing supplies

Instead of buying bubble wrap when packing delicate things, why not use your bed linen, towels or clothing so you can save money on packing supplies and also save on space since you’re going to be packing those things anyway.

Tip #7 Use second-hand boxes

Being resourceful can help you save money when moving house. Ask friends and family for boxes as well as your local grocery store.

Tip #8 Plan out your meals

Make a list of the food you have to consume before moving day. Be creative with your meal planning so you don’t waste food and you don’t have to spend on eating out or ordering takeaway. 

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