Simple ways to make your move cheaper

Friday, 23rd February 2018, 12:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 3:44 pm

Securing a new home is expensive enough so it’s useful to know how to cut costs when it comes to getting your stuff in the door.With the average cost of moving home in 2018 being around £9,930 (according to data by https://mybigmove.co.uk/cost-of-moving-house) , penny pinching gurus at Promotionalcodes.org.uk say it’s more important than ever to save cash during moving, to stay on top of finances.They’ve come up with money saving tips to follow when moving house - from banding your friends together for a moving in party to keeping all nuts, bolts and pins labelled to save rebuying things.Darren Williams of Promotionalcodes.org.uk said: “Forking out for a large removal van staffed with people to unpack your goods may be time saving, but it certainly won’t save you any cash.“Following our simple tips will help you knock back the cost of moving everything in and should help you look after your finances in the long run.”Declutter your home – moving home is a great time to get organised and get rid of your unwanted belongings, it will also prove cheaper for those using a removal van or hiring a company.Organise a moving party – round up your closest friends, don your comfy old clothing and set about packing, moving and unloading. The more hands on deck, the quicker it’s done.Choose your moving time wisely - if you do use a removal company, moving in on Fridays, at the weekend or during the summer are the busiest and most expensive times. You will likely receive a cheaper removal quote if you stick to less busy times as they will often offer discounted rates for your custom.Buy furniture second hand – there are plenty of apps and marketplace social media channels that allow you to find specific items, in locations near you for cheap. Often these items can be delivered to your address or collected upon sale, saving you both hassle and a long delivery wait.Freezer bag all the small things - when disassembling furniture, be sure to pop all your screws, pins, nuts and bolts in a freezer bag and stick these to the corresponding furniture pieces. You can then reassemble furniture quickly, knowing you have everything and there’ll be no need to rebuy bits as you won’t lose them.Redirect your post – this way you won’t miss important documents and you’ll protect your personal details from falling into the wrong hands.