Thursday, November 8, 2018

How to keep house move costs as low as possible!

This post is provided by Jesse Hughes.

The cost of moving into a new home can quickly mount. Aside from amount you have to pay to buy the property, you also have to find money for estate agents and solicitor fees. Once you have purchased a property, you need make the move to your new home. 

The move itself can cost a significant amount of money. The average cost for a house move in Australia is $1,618. The good news is that there are steps you can take to help reduce these costs as much as possible. 

Pack only what you need to.

The easiest way to save money on moving is to reduce the size of the move. The fewer items you need to take with you, the less you need to pay for removal expenses. 

Expert packing and removals professional Lee Hamlin always advises clients, “Try not to pack things you do not want- it only costs you money,” She works to help clients providing packing services when moving house taking into account aspects such as:

1. Are toys still being used by your kids or can they be donated?

2. Is it time to replace broken crockery items rather than take the old ones with you?

3. Is it worthwhile including some items, such as blinds or curtains, in the selling price?

Moving home is an ideal time to declutter your life, so that you can start afresh in your new property. 

Consider costs of packing carefully. 

Once you know exactly what you need to pack; it is time to get started. You can opt to do all of the packing yourself. Although this may appear to be the most affordable option, it does have disadvantages. 

1. Items can get damaged in the move if you do not pack effectively. 

2. Packing an entire house takes time which is not ideal if you are working full time. 

3. You have to pay for packing products, or spend time sourcing more affordable items, such as free boxes from family. 

It may be a better idea to get professional help with the entire pack or at least with packing delicate and valuable items. Doing so can end up saving you money as it helps to reduce the risk of expensive damages. 

Research removal services carefully.

It is important to plan your house move early, so that you have sufficient time to research the removal company that you want to use. Make sure that you check out reviews for the companies you are looking at. It is also a good idea to ask friends and relatives for recommendations. Remember that the cheapest quotes are not always the best option. You need to make sure that the removal experts you hire will take care of your property and that they are fully insured. 

Moving to a new house can be expensive, so you need to do all that you can to reduce costs as much as possible. Making use of the information in this article can help with this, by minimizing the cost of the removal process itself. 

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