Moving can be pricey, but it doesn’t have to be. Moving is not necessarily cheap, but overspendingis easy when you either don’t know what you are doing or if you make expensive decisions withoutconsidering affordable or more reasonable alternatives. The amount of money you spend on movingis up to you, but you really don’t have to break the bank to move your belongings from Point A to Point B. Follow our guide below on moving without overspending.
6 Ways To Avoid Overspending While Moving
You need to break a couple of eggs before you make an omelette. In this context, it means that you can’t completely avoid incurring costs when you move. It’s better to plan ahead and try to rein in spending before it gets out of hand, which is why we’ve compiled this guide. We can’t, however, provide you with a guide on overspendingwhile moving withoutalso explaining why each of the below tips can help you save money and how they help to mitigate overspending. Each tip will therefore have two components: why something may be considered expensive or overspendingand what you can do to avoid or at least limit inevitable costs.
- Pick the right moving company: This is the first item on the list, because it’s arguably the most important. You can save a lot of money by choosing the right movers, which makes it imperative to talk to a few of them before you commit. A good removal company will be transparent about the costs involved and will be able to give you a quote before you move withoutleaving you with a nasty bill later. Elliott is a good example of a removal company you can trust for all your moving needs.
- Don’t do it yourself: You might be tempted to undertake the entire move by yourself, even after getting a reasonable quote. A lot of overspendingcan occur when this approach is taken – several trips between Point A and Point B (as opposed to one), which can lead to increased fuel costs; paying additional fees for a movingtruck (which you’ll drive yourself, or for which you’ll have to hire a driver if you don’t have the correct licence); and having to pay for additional storage and arrangements if you didn’t plan ahead. All of these can be avoided by simply hiring professional movers.
- Get rid of unwanted items: You can donate or sell any items you no longer want or need, which will translate to fewer boxes being required for the overall move. If you choose to sell your items, you can even achieve the counterpoint of this guide.
- Take measurements: Just because a couch or bed could fit into your old house or office, it doesn’t mean the same will be true at the new location. You can incur additional costs (or even losses) if you bring furniture to your new address and none of it fits, which would mean you would have to either sell it or store it. Be sure to take the necessary measurements of your larger pieces of furniture, and also of any/all entrances of the new address to address such a potential obstacle.
- Don’t forget about perishable foods: Some foods cannot be taken out of a fridge or freezer for an extended time without going bad. If you don’t want to throw anything out, avoid buying new perishables a week or two before your move and not until your refrigerator is running after the move. Also, avoid falling into the trap of buying takeaways – it can get very expensive very quickly.
- Get insurance: We can’t stress this point enough. It’s unlikely, but not impossible, for things to go wrong during your move. Undertaking a move withoutinsurance is very risky, because you stand to lose a lot of money should things go sideways, and there is no way for you to recover such costs and even losses.
Elliott Helps You Move Without Overspending
We know what we’re doing. When you choose us to help you move, you can rest assured that your belongings are in the hands of professionals. What’s more, we won’t charge you an arm and a leg, making us a highly attractive option for people looking to move.
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