If you have heard someone opining that relocations can be expensive, they probably did not read this post first. Contrary to popular belief, moving does not have to be an expensive venture. There are lots of things you can do to make your relocation friendly as we will demonstrate with the seven tips discussed in the article below.
1. If You Can, DIY (Do It Yourself)
The more that you entrust most aspects of your relocation to your moving company, the more that your moving costs accumulate. If you are looking to move affordably, consider doing some of the things that you would otherwise entrust your movers to handle yourself. For example, you can:
• Shop around your locality and purchase your own packing materials
• Label and pack your possessions
• Ask your mover not to hire extra labour if you will be available to help with handiwork such as loading and unloading
• Transport some of your possessions to your new home instead of entrusting your movers to transit all your goods
2. Plan Ahead
Last minute relocations tend to cost more than moves that are planned ahead. This is because once you give your moving company a short deadline to handle your move, they will have to use extra resources to meet your demands and expectations. If you know you are going to move, consider finding a relocation company early and moving most of possessions before you actually have to leave your current abode.
3. Protect Yourself
Professional movers will take the outmost care not to damage your goods when you are moving. However, you accidents do happen. If you want to avoid shouldering the costs of any damages made by movers, hire licenced, fully insured and bonded movers. If you are dealing with an insured relocation company, any damage to your valuables will be indemnified by the mover’s insurer. On the other hand, if you hire an uninsured mover, you will have to shoulder the burden of any losses that arise as a result of accidents when your movers is handling your property.
4. Ensure Your New Home Is Ready
Warehousing expenses tend to buff relocation costs astronomically. If your new home is not ready to act as a home to you and your possessions, you will be forced to rent a warehouse to store your possessions until your new residence is liveable. To save some quid, ensure that your valuables will be taken directly to your new home once you relocate.
5. Understand The Laws In Your New Locality
Most people tend to forget that relocation is more of a process rather than a venture/project. Your overall relocation costs will therefore include all expenses that you incur until you settle down in your new home. For financial prudence, ensure that you have an in-depth understanding of the laws and regulations in the neighbourhood/city you are moving to. For example, you should ensure that you properly understand and plan on how to deal with the tenancy laws, tax laws as well as living costs in your new home area of choice.
6. Choose The Right Movers
Any individual who has moved in the recent past can certify that the success of your move depends a lot on the professionals that you entrust to handle the process. If you are looking to save money, ensure that your preferred movers meet the qualifications listed below…
• They should be licensed
• They should be seasoned
• They should be trained in how to handle relocations
• They should have undergone background checks
• They should have a stellar/unimpeachable record of meeting client expectations
Expert moving companies who fit the bill tabled above will be able to save you money by offering more value for money, offering free complimentary services as well as giving discounts with a view of attracting referrals and recommendations.
7. Compare Costs
Building on the point above, ensure that you compare the fees of different movers you find suitable in your locality. Remember that moving costs tend to vary depending on a wide range of factors such as items to be relocated as well as the distance to be covered during the move. No matter where you are relocating to, you should strive to identify relocation who offer you value or extra value for your money.
There you have it! Above, we have discussed the go-to guide for moving on a budget. If you, or someone you care about is looking to relocate affordably, follow the tips above.
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8. Have fun!
Remember that moving is stressful so have some fun doing it!