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Moving Doesn't Have To Be Expensive!
Tips To Cut Costs When You Buy A New House

Reduce your cost of moving to a new home

Moving home is an expensive time for a family. As well as having to pay out for the property, you have to also spend money on a moving company, a solicitor, and a surveyor. And that is before you spend money on decorating your lovely new home! However, it doesn’t have to be an expensive time. Here are some tips to cut costs when you buy a new house.

Vintage home
After you buy a new home, your next big cost is having to move your
old house belongings to your new home (Image: Pixabay)

Use your friends’ skills rather than hiring professionals

When you move into a new home, you want to decorate it, so it feels like your home. After all, you might dislike the current wallpaper or carpet, that is currently in the property. But hiring a contractor can be expensive. Therefore, to help you cut costs, you should use your friends’ skills. For example, if you have a friend who is an artist, ask them if they can paint a room.

Even if you don’t have a friend with a particular skill you need, they are bound to know someone who can do it for a cheap rate! And even if it’s simple jobs like sorting out the lawn, you should just ask a friend to help you out! You can make them dinner which will cost you a lot less than hiring a professional!

Woman painting a wall
Cut your moving costs down by using your friends skill to prepare
your new home to be ready to move in. (Image: Public Domain Pictures)

Use self-move containers rather than a removals company

As much as hiring a removals company is useful when it’s time to move home, it can break the bank. It can work out so expensive if you have a lot of belongings to move. Therefore, you should look into a company who provide self-move containers such as Budget Self Pack Containers. As you will see, this company offers container removals which will give you everything you need to move that is used by professionals. And you will be happy to know that no strangers will touch your possessions.

Alternatively, you might want to hire a van for the move. That way, you can move all your belongings safely to your new address without forking out for movers. You can even find free boxes online which you can use for your items. As this article says, check out sites like FreeCycle where you can find free boxes people are giving away.

Loading a moving truck
Using self-omving containers or hiring a vehicle to move will
cut your moving costs further down. (Image: Pixabay)

Wait a few weeks before decorating the house

A lot of people move into their home and want to decorate straight away. But you should wait before moving. For one thing, you are likely to spend more if you start decorating when you first move in. You will feel rushed to make decisions, so you buy paint and wallpaper which is costly. Therefore, to save money, give yourself time to think about what rooms do need a lick of paint. You can then research to find the best deals around, so you don’t overspend!

And remember to ditch old belongings you don’t need anymore. Selling these items will earn you some extra money. And as this feature explains, it will help you to eliminate extra weight that some movers use to estimate your moving quote!

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