Making Moving House as Low Cost as Possible

Does my contents insurance cover me while I'm moving house?

We all move home at some point or another. It’s highly unlikely that we’ll stay in the same property throughout our entire lives. After all, there are various reasons for a home move. Perhaps you’re offered a job somewhere further afield and want to be able to accept it, or simply want to reduce your daily commute. Perhaps you’ll find that your family unit grows – you might get a partner, have a child, have further children, get a pet, or otherwise find yourself in need of more room or a garden. Maybe you just want a change of scenery, to upgrade, or have seen a property you prefer to your current one. Whatever your reason for moving, everyone’s bound to have something in common – they’ll want to make the move as cheap as possible. This can quickly become an extremely costly process and 

Getting Any Deposits Back

If you’re moving from a rented property into a new rented property, or from a rented property into a home you’re buying, you’re going to want to make sure that you get as much of the deposit back from the place you’re moving out of as possible. It’s always good to give the property you’re moving out of a thorough deep clean to reduce your chances of having to fork out for professional cleaning once you’ve vacated the property. If you need any repairs carried out, you might want to look into the cost of having them repaired yourself. You may be able to find a cheaper service or provider than your landlord will.

Cutting the Cost of Your New Property

If you’re buying the property you’re moving into, you should find a way to get it at the lowest price possible. Consider properties where you pay the cost of the property and land together. There are companies out there making new house and land packages affordable. You may also want to barter with the seller, bringing the price down further too!

Using Professional Removal Services

Sometimes, you need to spend to save. If you try to move all of your belongings – particularly large appliances or pieces of furniture – yourself, you may find that you damage them and have to fork out for costly repairs as a result. Instead, you can simply pay professional removal companies a reasonable price to safely shift your belongings between your old home and your new home. Sure, it’s an outgoing you could swerve. But it makes sure all of your belongings are insured through the process. It will also make your life a whole lot easier on moving day. Chances are you’d have to hire a van to even more your own things anyway, so you won’t save all too much by taking a DIY approach.

These are just a few simple steps that can save you money when it comes to moving house. Whatever you save could go towards decoration, new furniture, or other things that will make your new property as nice as possible!

 

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