Moving house is undoubtedly stressful, but it’s also very expensive. As well as your deposit, you have letting agent’s fees to pay, as well as a host of extra costs from the price of professional movers, or van hire to get your possessions moved, to final bills for utilities, and possibly even a final clean to make sure your landlord has no cause to withhold your deposit.
If you’re buying a home, moving also comes with solicitors fees, and many other extra costs.
It’s obvious that one of your priorities has got to be keeping the cost down, but it can be difficult to keep a focus on this during the hectic business of moving to a new home. Today we’re here to lighten the load by giving you a few tips for places you can save on the massive bill for moving house.
Rather than involving a firm of professional movers, you can spread out the job of moving all your furniture and possessions by putting into storage prior to your move, and retrieving it afterwards. This has the side effect of making moving day itself much less stressful, and as well as avoiding paying for pricey movers, if you look for cheap storage London might surprise you with the results!
Whether you’re contemplating spending money on van hire, cleaning services, or storage, as above it’s vital to get quotes first before you take the plunge.
Without contacting a few different businesses to get some competing quotes, you don’t have a clear idea of how much it’s reasonable to pay, and you’re at risk of being ripped off! Getting at least three quotes gives you the vital information you need, but more than that it gives you the ammunition you need to bargain a bit. Most businesses will be happy to compete for your custom and if you let your preferred choice know you are looking at a competitor, they may well drop their price to keep you!
Plan Your Meals
If you’re not careful, you could find yourself having to throw out a fridge and freezer full of food before you move. Taking stock a week or two before you move and planning your meals appropriately will see you eating through your leftovers efficiently, saving money on shopping in the week before you move and minimising waste as you head off to your new home!