Here’s how you can save some money while moving homes

Moving home is often a busy and sometimes stressful time. It can also become expensive with hidden costs that you might not have planned for. Whether you’re a pro at moving houses, or this is your first rodeo, finding smart ways to cut back costs will help you and your family in the long run.  Check out BravoVoucher today to find deals and discounts so that you can save money.

 

  • When you know you’re going to be moving, sometimes the best place to start is to make a checklist of everything you have to get done to make sure you’re fully prepared and ready for moving day. This might also help reduce any stress associated with moving because you’ll be able to plan ahead and spread out the work involved.

 

  • One of the first things you should do before even starting to pack is to declutter and organise all your belongings and household items. This means that you’ll save time when it comes to packing and you won’t be wasting time or money moving things into your new home that you don’t use or need. You can either throw out your unwanted items, sell them or donate them to charity. Being more organised will save you time and money and you can start preparing for your move early.

 

  • You can also save on packing solutions by reusing old cardboard boxes. You may already have some lying around that you can recycle but you can also pick them up from local businesses, supermarkets, or offices that don’t need them anymore. Think about other items that you already have that can be used to pack certain items, like laundry baskets, suitcases for clothes, and any other type of storage containers you already have. You can use old newspapers, towels, and sheets to wrap more fragile items so that you won’t have to spend extra money on packaging supplies.

 

  • A good idea to save in terms of food is to try to consume what you have in your cupboards, fridge, and freezer during the pre-move period to save you from having to move it to your new home and possibly wasting some food items, and also you’ll probably save money on food shopping and time planning meals. If you do end up with unused food items on the day, you can relieve yourself of these by offering them to a friend or neighbour or donating them to your local food bank.

 

  • It’s likely that you’ll be doing a fair amount of cleaning, either in the house that you’re leaving or when you finally get to the new one. You can take advantage of discount codes and vouchers to save you money and stock up on all your essential cleaning products.

 

  • If you think you’ll need to do some DIY or home improvements in your new place, make sure you sign up for coupons from home improvement and hardware stores to save you money. If you decide to purchase new furniture or furnishings you can also save money on just about everything.

 

  • If there’s going to be a waiting period between moving out and moving in, think about cheaper or free storage options like a friend’s garage to save you money. You may find that you can cut out the costs of storage completely.

 

  • Depending on how far away you’re moving you can cut out some transportation costs by moving some of the smaller items yourself. Reaching out to friends or family willing to help will also save you time and money. If you’re lucky you may also be able to enlist the help of friends and family in the packing and cleaning stages!

 

  • If you decide to use a removal company, try to book this in advance to save you money. It’s also possible to save if you avoid booking during busy periods. Depending on your work commitments, if you can take time off it may be best to move during the week and not on the weekend.

 

  • When it comes to the day itself, all your hard work and preparation should pay off! To double-check that you’ve got everything covered take a look at the helpful checklist provided by the Post Office.
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