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Saving Money During the Move

Sep 15. 2017

Purchasing a new property and moving home is, of course, an expensive endeavour. Here we’ve compiled a few ways to help reduce the expenditure. Alongside the more obvious expenses, there can be a lot of little ancillary expenses that add up and need to be kept in check.

De-clutter. It really is worth having a good sort through your possessions first and getting rid of anything you don’t want or need to keep hold of. Ideally, try to do this before you have a pre-move survey as the quote will be based on the volume of household effects that you wish to be moved. This will then give you a better idea of what to budget for to cover removal costs.

Organise your kitchen. As fridges and freezers will have to be moved empty, plan ahead to use the contents in the days/ weeks before the move rather than having to dispose of it all.

Book the remover sooner, rather than later. Give the removal company as much notice of your move as you can, wherever possible. This is particularly pertinent during traditionally busy periods. It gives you more time to budget for the costs involved and also to consider any additional services such as storage and packing etc and to appropriately factor these into the budget.

Opt for second hand. Be mindful of not cutting corners when it comes to packing materials. Buying the right materials is important to protect your household effects in transit and it really is worth purchasing the professional equipment and right standard of boxes etc. Your removal company will be able to recommend this to you. They should also be able to offer you second hand boxes which still meet the required specification but are a more cost effective option.

We’d be only too happy to help you with any other advice related to moving house or to arrange a free pre-move survey please contact us on 01902 714555 or email sales@burkebros.co.uk .

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