Removalists will always come in handy whenever you are moving to a new home. How much your removalists will charge will depend on where you are moving to and the volume of items you have. In some cases, such as when moving interstate, the costs may be relatively high. If you are moving on a budget, especially when you hadn't planned for the move due to unanticipated circumstances such as job transfer or even landing a new job, saving a couple of dollars will be a plus. Below are some of the practical ways you can save money when moving.
Unless you hadn't planned for the move but you still have to move for whatever reason, always consider booking early. Planning to book early comes with cost savings because first, it gives you enough time to compare several removal companies and choose one with the most favourable quotes. Also, some removal companies may charge extra for short notice bookings so if it's possible, book as early as you can.
Move During the Off-Peak Times
Weekends and end month are usually the times when many people are moving to new homes. The high demand for removal services during such times can also mean higher prices. Therefore, if possible, plan your move during the weekends and in the middle of the month because you can get favourable removal prices then. Also, moving in summer will often be more expensive compared to doing so in winter or autumn.
Do the Packing Yourself
If you have the time, do your own packing. That's simply because many removalists will charge you extra for packing. You can get your friends and family members on the packing duty and save some money in the process. You can also help with the loading and unloading of your items. If you are paying your removalists by the hour, you will want to save as much time as possible and helping them with the carrying of some of your items is one way to do this.
Get Rid of Some of Your Stuff
Remember that charges are also calculated based on how much items you are moving. When planning to move, take some time to look for items you don't need anymore. Getting rid of some of your stuff does not necessarily mean throwing them away. You can donate or even sell them for some extra cash. Doing this will make your removal costs cheaper.