MOVING COST: 5 IDEAS YOU CAN DO YOURSELF TO SAVE MONEY
1. Do the packing and unpacking of the boxes yourself
Packing and Unpacking of the small items is time consuming and probably it might double your moving cost if you ask the movers to do it for you. If you have enough time and you can have family or friends to help you, try to pack the boxes yourself. To get a professional advice on how to pack fragile items, read more about it here.
2. Get second hand boxes from the local shops
Go to your local grocery shops and ask if they can give you some sturdy clean boxes. Usually you can get a lot boxes this way for free. Make sure they are not wet and they are minimum double-walled so the boxes can carry the weight and survive the travel. In case you still want to buy quality removal boxes you can get them from here.
3. Get rid of unwanted furniture, clothes or toys
You can lower the amount of stuff to be moved to your new property by getting rid of unwanted furniture, clothes, books or children toys. Bookamover always advice to declutter your belongings before removals. This way you can save 30-40% off your moving cost.
4. If moving locally move the small items with your car
If you are moving locally in your area, you can get the local removal company to move the bulky items like furniture, garden plant pots and tools only. This way you might save from your moving cost. Why not moving your bags and boxes with your car and help from family members and friends.
5. Take your beds or wardrobes apart by yourself or ask a friend to help
This task require tools and experience, so we advice using a professional removals help. In case you want to do it yourself, make sure you have the correct tools and manuals before you do it. Measure if the item will fit through the corridors and doors, as sometimes dismantling might not be required. Don`t forget where you will put the screws and all small parts of the furniture, as you will need them at the new place to assemble it back.