Furniture Removal on a Limited Budget - Tips on How to Move on the Cheap

You will save considerably more when you give yourself enough time to plan your move.

While moving can be exciting, offering a fresh start, new possibilities, and new friends in a new neighbourhood, the stress and costs can make the process daunting rather than happy. Moving tops the list of life stressors, and there's no doubt it can be expensive. Whether you're doing it yourself or hiring a moving company, the added costs of gas, meals and overnight stays (If you're moving interstate or cross-country) usually add up to a huge sum, emptying your wallet.

But despite all of these, a move doesn't have to be overly stressful or break the bank. You can make your move smooth and budget-friendly with some strategizing. By taking enough time to plan your move, you can be sure to have a smooth transition into your new home. Here are other tips and strategies for moving truck hire on a tight budget.

  1. Plan your move and work up a budget

The popular saying "Time is money" is very true. You will save considerably more when you give yourself enough time to plan your move. Planning will help you coordinate your move, giving you time to get rid of things you don't need and gather moving supplies.

Begin by calculating how much you are willing to spend for your move. Consider moving costs such as gasoline, tolls, lodging and food. There are many online checklists and calculators available to work up a budget for your move.

  1. Only move what you need

One of the best ways to save money on your move is to eliminate items you no longer want or need. You don't need your old DVD, magazine collection, furniture, or shoes. Carefully choosing the items you want to move to your new home reduces your load, reducing your moving time and costs. 

A good way to get rid of items you don't need is by donating them to a local charity or selling them at a yard sale or an online market. You can use these extra funds towards moving costs or furniture and décor for your new home.

  1. Consider moving by yourself

This is the most obvious way to cut down on your moving expenses. If you have reliable friends, previous moving experience, and you're not moving any specialty items, then you should consider renting a moving truck and moving by yourself. However, you still need to consider typical DIY expenses such as fuel costs, moving truck rental and moving supplies. You can save money using towels, rags and socks as packaging material.

  1. Compare quotes from several movers.

Before choosing a moving company, get quotes from at least three companies so you can compare rates. That way, you know you are getting the best price. Also, check their customer reviews to find a firm with a reputation for being quick and efficient.

  1. Choose a cheaper period to move

One thing that can significantly affect the cost of a move is the little things, such as when you schedule it. It is cheaper to move during the fall or winter than in the summer because the warm summer months are when many household moves take place. The booking rate of professional movers during this period is usually at a premium due to high demand.

Additionally, moving during the weekend and holidays tends to cost more than moving during the week, as are the first and last days of the month. You will be saving yourself from heavy traffic if you move while everyone is at work. Also, booking your moving job as early as possible, preferably mid-month, is advisable. Some moving companies offer discounts for early booking.

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