Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Danny and I am here to tell you to GET A MOVE ON. I'm not being rude. I am just trying to give you some great tips on how to move your stuff when you need to move house. I have moved house 8 times in the last 4 years, so when it comes to packing, moving and storing stuff, I know a thing or two. I was a complete novice when I started out but having hired some of the best moving and storage contractors in the country, I have learnt from the best. I hope you like my blog.
Shop around, and you'll no doubt find removalists that fit your budget. You can also cut costs by timing your move and avoiding the weekends and the beginning or end of the month, which are considered peak periods in the removals business. However, there are wrong ways to try cutting costs. Here is a couple of these and why they are more than likely to cost you more in the end.
Trying to Sneak in Extras
Professional removalists will conduct an initial survey to assess what they will be working with come moving day. This will inform the kind of tools they bring to the job, how big a team it will take, and, of course, the size of the moving truck.
Buying more furniture before the day of the move and expecting that the removalists will do the work with no questions asked is unreasonable. This means extra work, and depending on the size of the additions, there may not be enough space on the truck. It shouldn't surprise you when the removals company adjusts their initial quote, not to mention that it may cost you some if they have to bring in an extra moving van.
Done right, packing your items by yourself will save you a good amount. However, not using the right packing supplies and employing poor packing technique may end up costing you so much more.
Spend on low-quality supplies, or those not suited for the items you have, and the packing material may get damaged during packing or while items are being moved. You will have to spend more to get extra packing supplies.
Similarly, if you don't provide sufficient protection for your packed items, you increase the risk of them suffering damage during the removal process. Depending on the extent of the damage, paying for the repairs may cost you quite a bit. If the damage is such that a repair is no longer an option, you will have to spend money on replacing the damaged items.
The packing techniques you use will determine how efficiently you use packing supplies such as boxes. The more boxes you use up, the more time and effort the removalists will have to put in, and the bigger the size of the moving truck you will need.
Do It Right
Full disclosure about what you need to be moved will make things easier for your removalists. Again, you can often save yourself from the mess and the cost you may incur with DIY packing by getting your packing supplies and services from the removalists.