It may sound obvious to some people, but for many the penny has not dropped yet. Moving Quotes are based on distance travelled, but also on the items to be moved. While no removalist worth their salt in business is likely to tell you not to pack up everything in the house, the bald truth is that it makes no sense at all to pay to move things that you no longer need. Here’s how to go about not wasting money in this way.
o Homes are seldom the same shape and size. Obtain a floor plan of the one that you are moving to, and compare this to the home that you are moving from. If there is no room for Auntie’s grand piano that nobody plays anymore, why pay to move it? Sell it instead. The same goes for the exercise machine that you no longer use.
o If you Find a Man with a Van who is willing to take the curtains down and hang them up again, it could be an idea to check first whether they will fit the windows where you are moving to. If not, sell them to the new people moving in, or send them down to the Church Bazaar. Either way will save you money.
o Finally, about your clutter (or junk as a Removalist in London that I know quite well likes to call it). Because of the labour involved in packing and unpacking household smalls, and the risk of damage too, this can be where a removal firm could really stack up their bill. Before you even start to Find a Removal Firm, first get in the cleaners and throw out all the junk. You may have to be merciless, so get ready to be tough!
You will be surprised at how much money you could save this way. When you get to your destination and have finally settled in, why not spend some of your savings on the moving-in celebration of the year?