5 Ways to save when moving into a new home

July 13, 2017
Peter Craig

5 ways to save when moving into a new home

 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. 

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