3 Ways To Drastically Reduce Your Moving Costs On Moving Day
So you have sold your house or have to move the next thing to think about is the moving day.
Packing and moving is a huge move for anybody. It is not that simple to pack everything you have collected along the years and make sure it reaches your new home intact. The ideal way to do it is to hire packers and movers who will use their experience to aid you in this gigantic move.
A good moving team will usually have years of experience in handling furniture, valuables, clothes and other household items. They can ensure that your packing and moving happens as smoothly as it can.
However, if you are working on a tight budget, especially in Australia and your moving destination happens to be the in the western suburbs of Sydney around Blacktown. Hiring a good moving company can turn out to be an expensive affair. In such an event it is more advisable to hire only the moving services of a company.
This includes loading your already packed stuff into their trucks and unloading them at your new destination. The real estate agent who has helped you buy your house can be helpful in suggesting some good moving companies in your area.
Here are some helpful tips which will further ease the task of moving for you:
Write It Down
Make a to-do list a couple of weeks before the day you plan to move. Stick the note up on your fridge or cupboard and ask everybody in your family to contribute to it. Make a separate list for things which need to be packed. Keep adding items to it as and when you remember. Make a separate list for every room. Remember to tick items off your list once you have packed them
Keep a separate box for separate items. One box for the books, one for the files, one for the toys, one for the clothes and so on. The minute your box is full seal it shut and label it. Labeling is a very important process of packing. It saves you the trouble of hunting through all the boxes when you are unpacking. Below the label, mention briefly the items contained in the box.
Be as specific as you can. For example if you label a box ‘Kids Room’ then write ‘Books’ below it and to be even more specific you can write ‘school books’ or ‘comics’ or ‘books from A-D. Keep in mind it is more helpful to you and the movers to pack in mid-sized boxes and opposed to huge boxes. Medium size boxes make it easy to categorise your belongings and reduce the confusion of piling all your stuff into one box
Color Code It
This is an interesting way to make moving more efficient. You can use different color labels for different rooms. Pink for the kids rooms, blue for the parents room, green for the garage, brown for the kitchen etc. The colored labels help you identify the boxes and you can direct the movers to place them in the respective room at the new location with ease. This saves you a lot of time and unnecessary effort.
A little discipline and planning ahead of time can make sure that moving home is less of a daunting task than it seemed.
Most removal companys charge by the hour keep a look out for a mid range business with low overheads about $100 per hour is reasonable.
Doing things correctly can have you planning your housewarming party within no time.
If you have any more questions about saving money when moving give me a call on 0425 80 60 10
About Anthony Elliott
15 years experience in running furniture removal business that gets
results for customers from different walks of life, I have arranged and
completed jobs for people ranging from people sharing house to 6 bedroom
houses. Its a results based business where its important to know the logistics
and be in touch with you customers needs. Some of my customers include ABC Reporters Quinton Dempster and Anthony Jones.