Friday, May 6, 2016

How to Cut Down the Costs of Moving House


Moving house entails hiring vans or trucks to transport your belongings to your new address. In some cases, this might require multiple trips or multiple vans, which can be costly. Here's how you can cut down on the budget:

Sell or donate the things you don't need.
Declutter and pare down your belongings before the move. Hold a huge garage sale to sell these items or donate them to charity. You can also opt to give away some of your things to friends and relatives, if you so wish.

Be smart with space when you're packing.
Make the most out of each box when you're packing away items. Place heavier items into the box first, at the bottom, then fill up the spaces with smaller and lighter items. This will also ensure that the items in the box don't get rattled about too much during the move.

Make use of drawers.
Instead of clearing out drawers, pack them up like you would a box, using padding where necessary. Things like books, magazines, clothes, linens, blankets and towels, and other cloth and paper items can be transported hassle-free in drawers. You can also use the space in your cabinets to store some items. This saves you from getting more boxes to pack your belongings into.

Dissemble furniture.
Needless to say, dissemble furniture where possible. A dissembled table takes up remarkably less space in a truck.

Pack what you can in your car.
Use the backseat, the trunk, and the top of your car to transport some items.

Get help from friends.
Instead of hiring a moving company, you can, of course, ask friends or relatives to help you transport your belongings with their car. Ask a friend or relative with a pickup truck or a similar spacious vehicle.


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