Save Money on Removal's Fees
We can all agree that moving house or office is an expensive experience. There is a lot you have to plan and pay for in advance and many additional costs turn up at any moment of the process. However, there are some tips which can help you save some money during a removal - whether it's for the hiring of a removals company or the renting of the moving truck. The biggest dilemma for you will be whether to move yourself or hire movers. The options are quite a few, but if you hire movers even just to load the truck, you will still pay a considerable amount of money. If you have moved before and you know what you are getting yourself into, then you can try packing and loading the truck yourself, as well as unloading and unpacking. Do a rough estimate of how much you need to pay for different services and start planning what you can do to lower those costs. When you are hiring a moving company for the relocation there are a few things you can do in order to cut down some costs. The first thing to try to do is to reduce your load. This means getting rid of all those old, unnecessary things that you are keeping at home for whatever reasons. Organize a garage sale, or go to a boot sale. You could even sell some of your things online. If you can't sell something but you really don't need it, give it to charity. The more weight you have during the move the more you will pay. This simple math will give you the motivation to finally get rid of the clutter. Another way to cut down on your removals costs is to plan the move outside of the peak season, which are the summer months. Also try to schedule the moving day for any day but the weekend. This is when the fees are the highest. After you have scheduled the move you need to understand that being flexible about time is in your favor. It may sound unreasonable, but unless you are doing a long-distance move, then there is not a problem telling the movers that you can work according to their timeframe in the exchange of a little price cut. Remember that the various services of the moving companies are all separate - using one service even for 5 minutes means paying extra and you will be charged for sure. Inform yourself on the additional fees which arise during the moving day and be prepared. Your house or flat need to be easily accessible, with enough parking space in front of the building and ideally the shortest distance between the door and the moving truck. There are many accessorial charges that they don't initially tell you about. They aren't estimated in the original quote you were given either. Think of the best way to avoid paying these fees or at least calculate them in advance, so you don't get too surprised. Any special items, large equipment or oddly-shaped furniture may be charged extra, especially if you haven't managed to pack it. If the movers need to unpack and then pack again, the proper way, they will charge you extra for that too. The Internet has thousands of tutorials on proper packing that you can use to learn how to do it. Remember that you need to be ready to move when the movers arrive - if they have to wait for you to run last minute errands, you will be charged extra.