Moving home is generally an expensive experience, especially if you are selling your property and buying another. You’re going to need to secure the right finance and cover legal fees. Even if you are renting, you’ll need a deposit and a variety of insurance alongside other costs.
In conjunction with this, there will be moving costs. You need to allow for these. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the cost.
With A Specialist
Using reputable Sydney removalists means you’ll get a professional job done, there is a low risk of breakages, and the move should be relatively stress-free. This is especially true if you choose the full-service package.
But, this service does come at a cost because they do everything for you. The good news is you can still use a professional service and save money on moving.
To save money, don’t get the removalist to pack your boxes for you. Instead, pack them yourself. It’s usually worth using the removalist’s boxes. This is because they are guaranteed to be strong, and because they are a uniform size, they can be easily stacked in the van, which means more items can be successfully moved in one trip.
You can save money by getting your own boxes if the removal firm allows it. But you need to make sure they are strong enough for the items you are moving and can be easily stacked.
Choose The Right Day
Summer tends to be the most popular time to move, which means there is increased competition for removal slots, and the prices tend to rise. Equally, school holidays can be difficult. If you want to minimize costs and it’s possible you should move in the winter months.
Weekdays also tend to be cheaper than weekends. So, to reduce the cost of professional movers as much as possible, you need to choose a weekday in winter.
Check The Extras
Many removal firms offer extras or may even include them in your quote. You should verify what these are and whether they are actually any benefit to you. It’s likely that some, if not all, of the extras are not needed. Nevertheless, getting rid of them can save you money.
This is advisable before you commit to any purchase. Shopping around allows you to get a variety of quotes and see which is cheaper. However, you do need to verify that each company is quoting for the same service.
Alongside this, it’s essential to verify the reputation of your removalist. You want to feel confident your belongings will arrive in one piece. That’s worth paying a little more for.
Do It Yourself
Of course, the cheapest option is generally to hire your own van, pack it, and move your own belongings to your new property. Although this is likely to be the cheapest financially, it can be the most stressful, and you’ll need to consider what your time is worth and any ancillary costs. Moving yourself may not be as cheap as you think.