Top tips to cut costs when moving home

Posted by David Reed

Moving home can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean it has to be. Here are our top tips for relocating without breaking the bank.

  • Declutter before packing

This is easily one of the most effective ways to save money when moving home. Cutting down on the amount that you bring with you will reduce your transport costs and storage costs if you plan on putting your belongings into storage. Additionally, selling items which you no longer need will give you some money to put towards your removal costs or new furniture after moving in.

If you’re struggling to decide what to throw out, you can read our blog post on our top tips for decluttering your home.

  • Move mid-week

It’s important to keep in mind that the day of your move can have a significant impact on the cost. Removal companies are almost always busier on Fridays and the weekend than during the week, and therefore will often charge more. Opting to move mid-week will allow you to negotiate a better price on your move.

  • Don’t pay for boxes

Removal companies will often offer free packing materials to their customers. However, if your chosen company does not (shame on them), or you simply need more, then you can obtain free boxes from a number of places such as your local supermarket. Supermarkets are generally happy to let you take some of their empty boxes, as they would otherwise just be recycled.

  • Order food to your new house

The first couple of days in your new home are always busy, and you’re unlikely to have much free time to go and do a big shop in a supermarket. This can mean that you just by food as and when you need it, or opt to order takeaways which will be significantly more expensive.

To avoid this, we recommend doing an online grocery shop the night before your move and ordering the items to your new home. This will mean that all your food will be there soon after moving in, saving you additional money.

Hopefully you’ve found this article helpful! If you are looking to move house, but don’t want the stress that typically comes with it, then contact with us here and we’ll get back to you with a free quote on our 5-Star moving service!