Moving house is expensive, and it’s hard to find a way to save money on such an important investment.
With all the costs in mind and the future uncertain, renting or staying put is one option that stands out as both wise and practical.
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However, for those who can move, there are many ways to reduce these costs. Here are some tips that have worked for thousands of movers to save money on their move.
Obtain a Free Moving Estimate From a Reliable Mover
This is necessary to make sure that you’re getting a fair price and that the moving company has enough staff to complete the job on time and within budget.
The best thing about this company is that it’s free of charge and can be obtained from numerous movers in your area or nationwide.
Negotiate with Your Mover Company by Negotiating Rates
You can do this by asking to lower the price or removing some services from the estimate.
For example, if you are only moving a few items, buying new boxes and packing materials may cost more than it’s worth in order to save money.
Depending on where you’re moving to, you may be able to negotiate a deal with the housing association or house builders.
If you’re moving to one of the many new build houses in Lincolnshire, for example, you may find that there are some partnership deals between moving companies and housebuilders available for homeowners.
Pack Your Stuff Yourself
This will allow you to save money on hiring packing professionals, who are often much more expensive than you may have imagined. It also means that you’ll be able to pack everything safely and securely, which is of utmost importance.
This money-saving tip doesn’t work for everyone, though – some people prefer to have a professional pack their stuff as they often don’t trust themselves not to break or lose any of their most valuable belongings.
Compare Prices of Local Movers & Online Services
You may be surprised how much the price will vary between the movers in your local area. A good way to find out this information it to ask your friends and family if they can recommend anyone and take their advice on which company they would choose.
Another thing you could do is Google “best moving companies in your area” or “best home removal companies”.
Make sure you get quotes from at least 3 or 4 companies so that you can compare them all together and find the best deal for your relocation.
Do Your Research
Once you have found a few movers, make sure to do some research on individual moving companies.
Read online reviews and find out as much information as possible on the company to make sure that it’s reliable, professional, and experienced. Read online reviews on other websites, too, in order to get a wider perspective.
There are a number of websites which allow you to search for moving companies, but also provide special offers when you book your removal with them directly.