Moving home is expensive, not just buying a place, but the moving costs and everything else can add up. Here are some ways to get the best prices for your home to reduce moving-related expenses.
Knowing you haven’t been overcharged
You’ll want to ensure you aren’t overcharged at any point in the moving process so it always makes sense to compare prices when hiring movers, lawyers, etc. Often it helps to find trusted local companies, for example, if you moving to Naples, Florida, have a look online at who has the best reviews in that area.
Reduce the cost of hiring a moving company
There are several ways to reduce the cost of hiring a moving company. For example, some might charge lower rates at quieter times, such as mid-week, or during quieter seasons like fall. If you’re not in a rush to move, it might be worth waiting to see if any local removal companies are offering special discounts.
Also, by clearing out items you don’t need, you can reduce the amount that needs moving. Bulky items which your new place already has can be sold if you’re unlikely to need duplicates. For example, if your new home has lots of built-in storage space, you may not need as many wardrobes or chests of drawers.
Planning ahead allows you time to find the best prices on everything you need. You also ensure you don’t forget anything, because trying to find last-minute help with moving and other tasks leaves you less time to shop around, and no room for negotiating a better price.
Keep original boxes and packaging
It might feel like unnecessary clutter, but if you’re likely to move home, it makes sense to keep the original packaging for items like laptops, televisions, and anything else which could easily be broken during your move. These will have been specifically packed for protection during transit, so even if you use your own packaging, it’s unlikely to be as secure. You can usually reduce the amount of space this packaging takes up by storing smaller boxes inside bigger ones and keeping them somewhere they won’t get damaged to ensure they can be used when you need them.
Consider getting insurance to cover your move
Even with a lot of planning and preparation, accidents can happen. So, it might be worthwhile to take out insurance to cover your move. Many removal companies will have some insurance, but by finding out ahead of time what this covers, you can save yourself a lot of expense, if certain items aren’t insured, or this only covers a maximum amount.
The cost of insuring your move can be significantly cheaper than having to replace items if they’re not covered.
So, although moving will always be expensive, you can reduce your costs by planning ahead, shopping around, and being prepared for any problems. This will leave you more money to spend on making the final touches to your new home.