5 ways to save when moving into a new home

January 30, 2017
Harry Papageorgiou

Moving into a new home can be an expensive process.

Thankfully however, there are a few simple tricks that you can implement to help you save a lot of money when it comes time to move.

 

Sell, don’t throw

When moving homes, you will inevitably find that you have accrued a lot of items that you no longer need. Instead of throwing away your unwanted clutter, sell it. The last generation of iPhones, laptops, tablets etc. still fetch a nice sum and can be sold for anywhere up to $300. 

 

Pick pre-used packing boxes:

Some removalist companies let you hire used packing boxes. You pay them up-front, and if you return them without having written on them, they’ll refund a portion of the cost. This option is environmentally friendly, too!

 

Ask for help:

Ask your family and friends whether they know of a good (and cheap) removalist company. By asking for recommendations, you should be able to find an affordable option, saving yourself a small fortune.

 

Shop around:

Moving into a new home provides you with the perfect opportunity to shop around for a better deal on your electricity, gas and internet contracts. As a first point of call, touch base with your current utility service providers to see if you can negotiate a discounted exit and reconnection fee. If that isn’t possible, open the conversation with other providers until you find the best deal for your needs.

 

DIY:

Instead of waiting for the removalist company to dismantle your furniture, do it yourself. Don’t pay a company to pack your boxes, pack them yourself. The more work you do, the better off your hip pocket will be.

 

As a mortgage broker, I can help guide you through the moving process with ease. For more information, contact us today!

 

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