Moving House Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank

Moving House Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank

Let’s be honest about it, moving house does not come cheap. Or at least, for the most part, it doesn’t. When it comes to moving house, there are just so many different costs to cover, from the price of your lawyers and home survey if you’re selling up, to the price of buying cardboard boxes and hiring movers. Moving house is not a cheap affair, that’s for sure. However, that being said, just because moving house doesn’t come cheap, that doesn’t mean that it has to break the bank. To cut the costs that come with your home move, these are some of the rules that you must follow…

Don’t buy moving boxes

Image via: frogbox. Don’t buy moving boxes – thee are many alternatives, like these green stackable boxes
Image via: frogbox. Don’t buy moving boxes – thee are many alternatives, like these green stackable boxes

You wouldn’t think that moving boxes would be so expensive, would you? And yet, a pack of 20 moving boxes costs around $50. That’s a lot of money when you consider the amount of moving boxes that you will need. To reduce the cost of packing up your belongings ready for your move, get creative. Think of alternative options to buying your moving boxes. A great hack is to head to your local shopping center and ask around in a range of stores if they have any old cardboard boxes from deliveries that you could have for free or pay a reduced rate for. Most stores will give you these for free.

Shop around for movers

Image via removalistsinadelaide.com.au
Image via removalistsinadelaide.com.au

Professional movers are essential when it comes to moving house. While you could opt to DIY your move, it just adds extra stress to the situation, so having professional movers is a must. However, just because you want to use a professional service, that doesn’t mean your move has to break the bank. Shop around when it comes to looking for movers, and ask friends and family which movers they recommend. For instance, you may have a family member recommend this website or that website to browse for a fair price. Don’t be afraid to shop around, if you want a good deal you need to compare your options.

Deep clean yourself

If you are able, doing your own moving out cleaning, leaves more money in your pockets
If you are able, doing your own moving out cleaning, leaves more money in your pockets

Yes, you could hire a cleaning service to deep clean your home after you vacate it, but that will most probably cost you upwards of $200. So why not invest in a steam mop for $50 and do the cleaning yourself? Steam mops are highly versatile and can be used to clean everything, from the floors and wall tiles to the windows and soft materials like carpets and curtains, and they don’t use any chemicals, only water. While deep cleaning your home yourself will take time and effort, if it saves you money, then surely it’s worth it?

While moving house can put a dent in your finances, the truth is that it doesn’t have to. How much your house move cost depends on how you choose to go about it. If you take note of the tips and advice above, you should be able to cut the cost of your move significantly.

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