Reducing The Cost Of Moving House
Posted on 2014-07-22
Aside from the costs of the new home and renovations, moving your things from here to there can be a strain on your wallet in its own way! But keeping costs down when moving is possible if you plan it properly. There are lots of articles scattered all over the internet about the best ways to keep the price tag on your move down and we highlight our favourite tips and tricks here for you!
Real estate fees
The associated feed with paying for your new home can really cut through your budget like a hot knife through butter so take your time to find the right place for you and your family. Do be aware that stamp duty and tax charges can also affect the money that you've put aside, so it's best to do a bit of research on where and when payments have to be made.
Things to be moved
Removal costs are normally based on how much you have that's going from your old home to your new one. Quotes from the moving companies will be lower if you have less stuff to move of course, because that means less time spent and a relatively easier job for the removalists. Take the time to work through your items that you can discard or give away. And while that will help you declutter, it will also make a positive impact on the costs for moving! In addition, don't just go straight for the quote amount either. Sometimes it pays to ask the moving company questions about what deals they may have for that period of time. They may also have available packages that have only the slightest difference from what you need that might make a world of a difference to the final dollar amount you're going to pay.
Plan ahead and save money by collecting packing materials such as newspapers and moving boxes in advance. While a lot of moving companies do offer packages and deals for cardboard boxes, it's a dollar saved for yourself if you're able to recycle some moving boxes and wrapping papers instead of having to purchase brand new ones.
The DIY Way
Hiring a van and carrying out the removal process yourself makes sense if you don't have much to transport to your new place. Again, shop around for the right vehicle that can help you to transport you items from one place to another - take special consideration to make sure that your rented car is big enough to hold all your items! You can even rope in some friends to help you with the heavy moving too and your wallet will definitely thank you for it! Don't forget that Boomerang also offers you a great way to save money on your move with our plastic moving boxes for rent. Do your part for the environment and save some money while you're at it! Give us a ring or drop us an email to find out more about how we can help you with your move.