Moving house can be a real test on the emotions, and with the way the Australian real estate market is looking, it can be a test on your wallet, too.
House prices across capital cities have been soaring over the past few years, with Sydney mostly leading the charge. So, if you’re looking to get your stuff from old home to new, you need to be financially-savvy. Read on to find out about our top 4 tips for watching that budget when moving house.
4 Budget-Savvy House Moving Tips You Need in Your Life
Check out these 4 tips to find out how you can make the most of your budget:
1) Choose a Smart Moving Date
The sun’s out, the kids are on holiday, and all in all, it seems like a great time to move. While you might have this idea (and the weather may well make for a pleasant house moving process), everyone else is going to have the same idea. Suddenly, what was a great plan to start with has become one of the worst, as the roads grow busier and buyers rush to book removals companies, seeing prices soar.
As a result, you need to think smart. If you’ve got the luxury of time on your side, contact removals companies well in advance and try to plan your move outside of rush hour, sunny seasons and school holidays. Trust us – it’ll work out much cheaper overall.
2) Don’t buy boxes
Okay, we don’t mean don’t use boxes at all – unless you want to be making a million trips from house to van to house. We just mean that there are alternate ways of getting boxes.
Hundreds of people in your area will have moved house before, and they all will have bought boxes which they no longer need. If you search free sites online, you’ll no doubt find some people willing to give them away cheap – or even for free. Regardless, it’ll work out as much less expensive than buying them online.
3) Use household items to wrap other household items
This one takes a little more skill. If you’ve got a living room full of Russian dolls, you’re in luck, but otherwise, you’ll have to fully crack out your Tetris skills to pull it off. Some items will be easier than others. For example, instead of using bubble wrap (which can be pretty expensive), wrap your glasses, vases and other glassware in clothing and bed linen.
4) Clean your furniture before moving it if you’re using self-storage
One of the biggest mistakes home movers make is a simple one – not cleaning and protecting furniture before moving and storing it. Why? Because any hint of dampness – or any food left within cupboards – can attract critters and lead to some serious destruction.
As you no doubt know, furniture is pretty expensive. So, take additional precautions and work out how to protect your furniture when keeping it in self-storage.
Reduce Your Moving Woes with Hermes Removals
If you’re stressed about moving, as well as how much it’s likely to cost, look no further than Hermes Removals. We offer competitive pricing for removals services and even offer self-storage in the North Beach area. Get your free quote now – contact us today.