Buying a house is probably one of the most expensive financial moves you make in your life. The chances are that you’ll have used up a significant amount of you money on the house itself, so when it comes to the actual moving day you are probably going to want to keep costs as low as possible.
This is no easy task however, as there are plenty of things you’ll need to pay for throughout your move. For this reason we’ve come up with a few ways in which you can save money when moving home.
Energy Comparison Sites
Adverts on the TV for comparison sites might be the bane of your life right now but they can actually be useful for figuring out who will give you the best energy prices. Sorting out your utilities early on is a good idea, so have a quick check and shop around before you move in. This can save you lots of money on an annual basis, rather than settling for the supplier the previous owners had.
Use Free Numbers
Calling all the utility companies and other official organisations will cost you – especially if you’re using 0845 numbers. This can be avoided in certain situations where alternative numbers are available. You can look up the different companies online to see if they have a cheaper number to call but most will not easily show this information. www.saynoto0870.com is a useful website to help you unearth these numbers, keeping the cost of your calls down.
Declutter Your Possessions
This is often talked about when moving home, but it’s the perfect time to declutter your home and get rid of things you don’t want, need or use. Whilst it might be hard initially, you could see savings when it comes to organising your move. you’ll need fewer packing materials and a smaller moving van no doubt.
Choose Your Date Carefully
When it comes to moving home there are particular times of the year where people like to do it. The same goes for the day people like to move on, so you can expect to be paying more for removal services and any other related expenditures if you choose the busy dates. Don’t choose the bank holidays and avoid times when you know other people will be off. Not only can you save money by doing this but you can also save time as the roads may be quieter and there are fewer distractions.
Find A Babysitter
Keeping the kids entertained during a move can be expensive too, you can’t expect them to be satisfied with sitting around waiting while they watch you carrying out all the necessary tasks you have to complete. A babysitter might cost you money but you can always ask a relative to take care of the kids for the day while you move. While the grandparents entertain the kids (for free!) you can get everything done without worrying about them.
If you’re looking for professional, affordable removal services for you move then look no further than Barnes of Lincoln. We provide premier home removals to help your move go as smoothly as possible.