Moving

Reducing the cost of your move

Let’s admit it.

Moving is expensive.

Aside from the new property cost, the moving process itself is expensive.

But, there are ways you can move without having to pay large sums of money.

You might think it is impossible, but there are ways you can have a cost-friendly move.

Balance your costs

Think about your budget.

Like we said, moving is an expensive thing, but budgeting can help reduce it.

There are some things you will obviously need like boxes and bubble wrap.

But, there are some things that you might see as low-priority that you may not spend a lot on.

  • Cutlery (there is no need for new ones if you are bringing the old ones)
  • Photo frames (as long as the old ones are not damaged, then they should be OK to use)
  • Hangers for clothes (they should not be damaged in the move, and if you are not buying more clothes then they should be OK to use)

The best way to balance your costs is to make a list of everything you will need for your move.

Then, prioritise them so you can set aside a little extra for the most important ones.

Getting a decently-priced furniture removal service for the old property will not set you back a lot of money.

Sell stuff you don’t need

You might not have heard the expression “one man’s trash is another man’s gold.”

If you have, then you probably understand what we mean.

All those old CDs, books or magazines can be valuable to someone.

Even if you make £30 or £300, that is still some more money that can help.

Use the extra money to finance your move.

You could make some money by selling them on eBay or at a local car boot sale.

How you sell your unwanted stuff does not matter!

Why keep your old stuff if it can be more beneficial to someone else who wants it?

It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

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