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7 Tips on Keeping Moving Costs Down

7 Tips on Keeping Moving Costs Down

Moving costs money and with reports, every day about costs of living going up facing another cost may feel a bit too much. But getting a Sydney removalist rather than trying to move yourself will most likely be the cheaper option. That's because professional removalists have all the right equipment and experience to get the move done safely and quickly. 

In this blog post, we will give you seven tips on saving money when moving. Read on for helpful advice that will make your move more affordable.

1. Free Moving Boxes

Men That Move give free moving boxes. Not only that but the boxes are not cardboard, they are sturdy and reusable plastic boxes with lids. Our team drops the boxes at your doorstep and picks them up when you have unpacked them in your new place. So the whole cost of cardboard boxes can be cut out of your budget. Plus you are helping out the planet by not using cardboard. The boxes come in different sizes and best of all they stack on top of each other keeping the packing neat. 

2. Reduce the amount of stuff you need to move

This one is a no-brainer. The less stuff you have, the less you will need to pay to move it. So, first, go through your belongings and get rid of anything you don't need. Then, have a garage sale, donate items to charity, or throw away anything you don't want to take.

Remember, the less stuff you have, the less you will have to pay to move it. So get rid of anything that you can live without

3. Book in advance

This will give you more time to declutter and get rid of things you don't need. It will also allow the company to look for other people moving on the same day and route as you.

4. Be flexible with your schedule

The earlier you book, the more likely you will get your preferred date and time. However, if you cannot do so, be flexible with your schedule. Remember that the truck might make several stops before reaching your destination.

Be sure to get multiple quotes from different moving companies before choosing one. Also, be sure to compare the price and the services offered and reviews from other customers.

5. Schedule Your Move on Weekdays 

If you can, plan your move for a time when demand is lower, and you may be able to get a better deal. The demand for moving services is also higher during weekends and peak seasons.

With this, you'll have more service provider options to choose from since there are plenty available these days. In addition, you can haggle for a lower price since there is more competition among providers during these times. Set your moving date at a time when most companies are less busy.

6. Enlist friends for a DIY move

Enlisting friends is the most obvious way to save money on your move. If you can get a group of friends together to help you with the heavy lifting, you can avoid paying for professional movers. Just make sure that everyone knows what they're doing, and be prepared for a few bumps. The help of friends can make the process less stressful. However, doing it yourself means having to do all the work, including the heavy lifting.

And we do caution that sometimes the saving is simply not worth it. Logistics of moving like hiring trucks, driving the trucks, moving on time, heavy lifting and if stairs are involved - all of this is stressful for inexperienced movers. So get the quote from us for professional movers then compare your DIY moving costs and really consider if it's worth it. 

7. Pack Lightly

Packing lightly is crucial because the more stuff you have, the more it will cost to move it. The less stuff you have, the less it will cost to move. Start by going through your belongings and getting rid of anything you don't need or use anymore.

You'll save money on petrol, moving trucks, and even storage units if you can declutter your life and get rid of some of your belongings before you move.

This includes clothes, furniture, decorations, and anything else you can think of. Once you've pared down your possessions, start packing them up in inboxes. Be sure to label each box, so you know what's inside.

Final Word

By following these tips, you can keep your moving costs down and make the process less stressful. Remember to start planning early, be flexible with your schedule, and pack lightly. 



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