By the end of the packing phase, you’re going to lose count of all the cardboard boxes. Moving week is incredibly stressful just wanting it to be over. You’re going to be tired, hungry, grumpy and complacent. This just leads to bad-decision making; as it would in any other situation. This wouldn’t be such a big issue were it not for the fact that moving homes is an expensive proposition.
You don’t need things to get out of hand during this hectic busy time. So, you’re going to do what most people would do. Act as if money will solve the problem. If the moving company can’t come on time, tell them you’ll pay them extra to move another client back so you can just get going. If you can’t find your old suitcase, you’ll just run out and buy a new one. This will bust the bank, so plan ahead to save as much as you can.
Underestimating the amount
You may believe you have plenty of time and space for all your items, but it may turn out that you don’t. When time is tight and you realize that not every possession of yours is going along with you, it’s easy to give up. If you can’t pack everything, you’ll just leave it behind and buy those things again at the new house. This is potentially going to cost you so much money. Replacing items is not easy and it will burn a hole in your purse or wallet. So, it’s a good idea to go around the house labelling items and giving them size and weight. Then take a look at your bags and suitcases. Can you fit everything in? It’s far better to buy another bag or suitcase than it is to leave items behind and be forced to buy brand new versions instead.
Do you need a delivery team?
Perhaps the single largest expense of moving is the delivery company. The reason why you see more and more businesses offer you a standard service of professionals doing the packing for you is because it’s included in the default price. It’s now basic because companies just end up getting more profits. So how about you contact a company like C.H. Render that has plenty of larger used vans and rent it out for a couple of weeks or days. The classic Ford Transit van is large enough to load up one single room at a time. If you’re going to be moving near enough, you can make a couple of trips per day and save a lot of money.
Don’t be caught out
If you’re still within the property when the new owners arrive, you can be fined a huge amount. It’s technically trespassing at a certain point but there is a lot of leniency for certain issues. Perhaps your delivery team didn’t arrive, or perhaps something went wrong that meant you had to stay late. However, you can avoid this by taking most of your things and storing them with a relative close by or using a private storage service. This means you can leave your belongings in a safe place and leave the property to stay in a hotel while you fix things.
Moving house is an endeavour that takes time and costs a lot of money if you get it wrong. Utilize these techniques to help you save as much money as possible.