It’s fair to say that moving house can be a costly affair and we don’t mean buying the property itself. From arranging a professional removals service to getting your place fit to live in, there are countless costs that can incur along the way. With this in mind, saving cash where you can is a shrewd move for your budget and you’ll be able to spend a little more on some lovely new accessories for your new home!
Packing is a crucial part of any move and is also an excellent place to save some money. Here are our five packing tips for the frugal house mover:
Before you just pack everything you own into boxes, take a step back and consider what you actually need. Moving house offers up the perfect opportunity to have a good old clear-out and whilst some of your belongings might only be charity shop-worthy, you could rake in the cash for some other items.
Pop down to your local car boot sale with the things that you think could be worth something and see if you can generate a neat little profit. What’s more, you’ll spend less on packing materials as you won’t need as many!
You’d be surprised at how many good quality boxes you can find second-hand. Take a trip to your local supermarket or greengrocers; they’ll be more than happy for you to take some cardboard boxes off their hands to stop them from cluttering up the stock room.
You could also put a request out on your local area’s Facebook group or check out sites like Freecycle, where members may be giving away boxes they’ve used for a previous house move.
Rather than unnecessarily splashing your cash on endless boxes, try to be resourceful and utilise some of the items that you plan to move.
Fill your luggage with your shoes and accessories, keep your clothes inside drawers and use them as carrying receptacles, and use bedding, towels and cushions to protect your more delicate furniture and electrical gadgets. This way, you won’t have to buy excess cardboard and bubble wrap, so it’s good for the environment too!
There’s nothing worse than arriving at your new property, only to find that some of your most precious items have become damaged. Whether it’s a sentimental ornament or an expensive musical instrument, the cost of replacing these items can be easily avoided by simply taking care when you pack them.
If you don’t trust your own packing technique, ask your removals company to handle these items using their professional and expert skills!
As you’ll already be paying a professional removals team to carry out your house move, it will save you money to use their packing services too. Most good removals companies will offer a specialist packing service, along with professional packing supplies so that you can rest assured that your items are in good hands.
Choose Essex Removals today for a trusted removals service that can pack your belongings professionally, efficiently and safely. Contact us via our website for a free, no-obligation quote.