Keep Your Moving and Storage Costs Affordable Using These 4 Tips

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Our horses are such an important part of our lifestyle and our family. We are moving next year for my husband's work and one of the most stressful aspects is organising the horse transport. We've done this before and it always turns out okay, but it doesn't make the next time any easier. We can replace our furniture if it gets lost or broken, but our horses are part of our family. This blog is all about organising large animal transport across state lines and has a range of tips to make the process as not stressful as possible for both the animals and the owners.


Keep Your Moving and Storage Costs Affordable Using These 4 Tips

26 February 2018
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The cost of moving from one home to another in a different location can be expensive if you don't know the tricks and tips that experienced people use to cut their costs. This article shares some of those insider tips that you can use to reduce how much you spend during the removals process.

Pick the Date Carefully

Each industry, including the removals and storage industry, has its peak and off-peak seasons. One way to keep your moving costs affordable is by understanding the seasonal changes in the removals industry. Select dates which fall in the months when removalists have limited work. For example, fewer people move during winter when compared to those who move during the summer. Consequently, the removals companies may offer special rates during the lean months to attract some clients and meet their recurrent costs, such as salaries. Time your move to coincide with those off-peak seasons so that you enjoy the low rates during that time.

De-Clutter the Home

Another way to reduce the cost of moving is by reducing the quantity of your possessions. The chances are high that you have accumulated some things that you no longer use. For example, you may have old furniture stored in the basement. Find a way to dispose of these belongings that you no longer need so that you reduce the space that what is left will require during the removals process. For example, you can organise a garage sale or donate those items to charity.

Get Multiple Estimates

Avoid contacting only one moving company for your removals. Ask several removalists to view your belongings and send you their most competitive estimate for the removals process. In this way, you will be able to compare those different quotes to select the company that is most competitive in its pricing.

Start Packing Early

The cost of packing services often takes a significant share of the moving budget. Reduce that cost by starting the packing process several weeks before the designated moving day. In this way, you will save most of the money that you would have given professionals to pack all your belongings for you on or before the selected removals day.

Removalists can also offer great insights into the ways that you can reduce the cost of moving. Talk to them and implement their suggestions so that you can lower the cost of all your future removals.