How To Reduce Moving Costs: 5 Great Money-Saving Tips

Friday 23rd December 2022

There’s no denying that the cost of moving house can be significant. Aside from the cost of buying or renting a new property, solicitor’s fees and removal costs can all soon add up. That being said, with a bit of thought and forward planning, there are ways to make the process of moving home that little bit less damaging to your bank balance. These are just a few practical ideas for how to reduce moving costs:

Declutter & Sell What You Don’t Need

One of the best methods for how to reduce moving costs is decluttering before you move. Not only will this make the packing process a whole lot smoother, you can also make some money to put towards the move. Anything that can’t be sold can be donated. Streamlining your belongings may also help save on removals costs by reducing the amount of items that you have to move. Not to mention, it's always nice to move into a new place without excess belongings that you’ve been meaning to get rid of for years. 

Book Your Moving Day In Advance

Planning your move in advance will give you plenty of time to find a good quote with a reliable removals company. Scheduling services for off-peak times, such as weekdays rather than weekends may all help to bring costs down. You can get a quick quote from Hackworthy Removals using our online form. We understand the obstacles that can occur throughout the moving process, which is why we offer a late key waiver and cancellation waiver to ensure you don’t have to pay any extra fees for delays.

Be Resourceful With Packing Supplies  

Another top tip for how to reduce moving costs is being resourceful with how you source your packing supplies. Are there any existing belongings you can use as packing materials? For example, clothing and blankets could be used to wrap fragile items and to keep them padded during the move. This will help you to save space and money. It’s also worth seeing if you can find any second hand boxes, for example from shops or businesses, or from friends and family who have themselves moved recently. 

Get Insurance 

As much as we can prepare ourselves for a move, accidents can happen. That’s why it’s alwaysimportant to check that your removals company offers insurance to cover the cost of your belongings during the move. Hopefully you won’t need it, however it’s better to have insurance rather than risk having to pay large amounts of money to cover the cost if your belongings get damaged in transit. At Hackworthy, we like to keep things as simple as possible which is why insurance cover for all your belongings will be included in your quote, rather than at an extra cost. Our insurance provides you with cover throughout the entire removal process, including any time that your belongings are in storage for. 

Review Outgoings & Utilities In Advance Of Moving Day

When thinking about how to reduce moving costs, organising your utilities carefully can make a big difference in terms of helping you to make savings. If you can, try to plan your moving date so that you don’t have to pay next month’s charges at your old place when you’re no longer living there. Why not use the move as an incentive to shop around for better deals on your wifi, energy and TV etc.? Moving to a new area may provide you with more cost-effective deals than you had access to at your previous property.  

To hear more about how Hackworthy can help you with a cost-effective move, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.