If there’s anything that can raise stress levels and get adrenalin pumping, it’s moving house. Relocating from A to B isn’t always easy, but there are ways to save money and time which should, in turn, bring your blood pressure down. So, if you’re looking to make your move as quick and simple as possible, check out these handy tips:
1. Rent a cheap storage unit
If you’re downsizing and have no space in your new property for all your belongings, why not pop your treasures into a cheap storage unit and sort them out at a later date? Not only will this save you time in the short run it’ll stop you throwing away, selling or recycling things in haste – an act you might regret further down the line. Storage in Camden and other parts of the country is available at a great rate and is monitored 24 hours a day to ensure your possessions stay safe.
2. Have a big clear out in advance
Packing takes time and energy, so it’s a good idea to have a big declutter and sort out before you start to put things in boxes. While the clean-up process might take up an afternoon or two, having less to lug from one property to another will certainly make moving day a lot simpler. Plus, if you’re placing things in self-storage (as mentioned above), you won’t have to hire out such a big space, thus you should save money.
3. Ask for help
Don’t try and do all the manual labour yourself. Instead, look for a removal company that will load and unload vans for you or call your friends to help you out. Even if you live in a pokey city flat, you’ll probably be amazed at how much stuff you actually own, so recruiting extra man power is definitely the way to go. On a similar note, if you’re moving house with children, make the process as simple as possible by getting a family member to babysit while you get the hard work done.
4. Do your research
When choosing a removal company, make sure they’re members of the British Association of Removers (BAR).Professional removal companies will get the job done quickly, smoothly and will be sure to cut you a good deal – but always get numerous quotes to secure the best possible price.
5. Know the type of transport you require
Why hire a full-sized lorry when a man with a van could do the trick? Knowing the type of transport you require will stop you from shelling out for vehicles you don’t need and you could even think about asking friends or family members if they could help you first before calling in a reputable organisation.
6. Use second hand boxes
Buying packing supplies can be expensive, so it’s worth contacting local factories or supermarkets to see if they have any spare boxes you can use. Moreover, bin bags might not look glamorous but they can hold everything from clothes to bedding and are cheap and cheerful to buy. They can be easily piled on top of one another and are easy to transport, so think carefully about your packing materials.