Moving can get expensive very quickly if you’re not careful. Costs can quickly stack up from removal companies, packing supplies, storage costs, and so on. There are a number of steps you can take however, that can help keep your B3 move as cost effective as possible. Below are 5 tips to help you move without breaking the bank.
Set a budget
A good way to make sure you don’t spend beyond your means is to get a realistic moving budget in place as soon as you know you will be relocating. The main costs will come from removal companies and storage should you need it, so keep this mind. There are a few ways to save on packing materials as outlined below, so this might be one area of potential saving. Overall, once it has been set, try not to go over it. At the same time, it can be useful to give yourself a ‘buffer’ for emergency costs that might arise as a result of unforeseen circumstances during your house removal B3, or slightly higher than expected removal company B3 costs.
Saving money on packing materials
If you are thrifty and have saved any boxes from products and goods you’ve previously bought, then these are ideal to use for packing for obvious reasons. This is especially true for any delicate items, like glassware or electrical goods. If you still have the original boxes you can easily pack these items and know they will be secure. It makes sense to keep hold of such boxes, if you have them, after the your B3 move is complete too, in case you need to move again in the future.
If you don’t have these kinds of boxes to hand, then don’t worry. Another great alternative is to pop down to your local grocery store or supermarket and ask them if they have any spare boxes. Generally, they will be happy to give you delivery boxes, and they will generally be in good enough condition to use for B3 packing. The best thing about getting your boxes this way is that most shops will simply give you them for free, as they only get thrown away after a delivery is made.
There are however, a few things you should make sure to buy before you start packing. Some good packing tape and a Stanley knife will make your packing a lot easier, and the tape can be used to strengthen boxes if necessary. These items are usually quite cheap and can be picked up at most retailers, so it won’t be a noticeable cost in the moving budget.
Selling off what you don’t need
This is another great way of not only saving on your moving budget, but actually contributing to it. A few months in advance of your move, have a good sort out and place any items that you don’t want any more to one side. You can then start selling these off over time as moving day approaches, and not only will you have perhaps saved money on your removal company costs (by having less space requirements), but will also hopefully have generated some cash that can be put back in to the moving expenses. Some good ways to sell unwanted items are on eBay, any local fetes or car boot sales, and other websites that offer classifieds. If you’re having trouble selling them, then consider giving things away to charity, as not only can someone else benefit from your unwanted things, you’re still saving space and possibly B3 moving costs too.