House Removals on a Budget: The Checklist
Moving house is just an incredibly expensive thing to do, there’s no way around it. Everything seems to have costs attached to it and however much money you put aside, somehow it never seems to be quite enough. However, in today’s economy more and more people find themselves trying to move house on a budget trying to save money wherever they can and get it all done for a price they can afford. While this is definitely a tricky task it can certainly be done and not everything has to cost the fortune you had anticipated and simply don’t have. Make a Plan and ask for HelpIt’s important in every single house removals situation to make a plan but it’s all the more important if you’re on a tight budget and you want to stick to it. Making a plan with a cost breakdown for everything you’re going to need will help you stick to your budget and stick to your schedule. Once it’s written down it will be much easier to follow and you’ll find your budget much easier to work with. Ask friends and family for help with things like packing because there’ll come at a much cheap (dare we say free) rate than a professional service. Asking for help in areas like these are a huge money saver and you can always pay them back in kind. Your Removals ServiceChoosing a removals service when you’re on a budget can be tricky because many companies seem to offer different prices for what appears to be the same service. However tempting it may be to take on the removals process yourself and save money, it is truly not advisable. There is a lot of heavy lifting, loading and unloading onto vehicles and if you’re trying to do the move in your personal vehicle a lot of time and journeys. You can get a fairly priced, efficient removals service instead who can do the job quickly and make sure your belongings arrive securely. Ask around for recommendations and ring companies to ask them for quotes to make sure that you’re getting the best deal possible. Packing UpPacking is definitely not an area to scrimp on because if you don’t use the correct materials and protect your possessions properly then could get damaged in transit and end up breaking which will end up costing you money. Items such as bubble wrap and packing peanuts can be procured cheaply and will do wonders in protecting your belongings. Getting your friends and family to help you pack will not only save you a lot of time but also the cost of professionals to do it for you. Don’t forget to label each box to make the unpacking process a lot quicker and easier! Storage SolutionsStorage, when you’re on a budget can feel like something that you simply don’t want to spend your money on because it’s just too expensive however more often than not movers don’t have a choice. Affordable self-storage options are definitely out there to be found, it’s just about knowing where to look for them. First of all make sure you know how much space you’ll be needing so you don’t end up wasting on any money on extra space you’re not using. Storage facilities located in less central areas are often much cheaper than central ones so that is certainly worth bearing in mind, especially if you don’t plan on doing many trips to the storage unit. Ask for a cost breakdown and a payment plan so that you can see exactly what you’re paying for.