Moving house is a costly affair, and you likely don’t need to be told that if you’ve already given it some thought or done research into the matter. Of course, if you have to leave your current home for whatever reason then you probably feel backed into a corner. There’s no way to avoid spending a fortune on moving house, right? Well, not necessarily. Yes, it’s going to cost you money, no matter what you do, but there are ways to ease the financial burden. Here’s the guide to a more cost-effective house move.
Upsell your current home.
The best way to make your house move as cost-effective as possible is to build up as many funds as possible towards the process. And seeing as you’ll be moving from one home to another, the most valuable asset you’ll have to sell is your old home. You should be aiming to make as much money as possible from the sale of your current house so as to increase your “house move fund”. Get into the mindset of a property developer, and think of ways to increase the value of your current home. You could move your belongings to storage before you move so that you can give your house a minimalistic design. If you remove signs that the property has been “lived in” then buyers are more likely to see themselves living there. Spaciousness and minimalism are timeless and effective design features.
Sift through your belongings.
The best way to have a cost-effect house move is to sift through your belongings so as to cut down the number of things you’ll be bringing with you. You’ve probably built up a cluttered collection of personal possessions over the years, but do you really want to keep all of these things? Dragging your clutter to your new home isn’t a good way to start. You should look through your belongings and throw out anything you don’t want or need anymore. If you sell anything of value then you can raise money that could go towards easing the cost of the rest of the house move.
Additionally, decluttering your house will make moving easier. That way, when you look into movers to help you transport your belongings, it’ll be a simpler and more cost-effective process (quotes are based on how many things need to be moved). This explains the process of hiring a particular moving company. You’ll most likely need help from professionals because you don’t want to damage or lose any of your possessions whilst moving to your new home. Whatever your situation, the fewer things you own, the less stressful the whole process will be.
Cut ties with providers before you move.
Obviously, you can’t give up electricity or water before you’ve moved house because those are essentials. However, you should aim to cancel the service for your landline, WiFi, or cable a couple of weeks prior to moving because it takes a while for such services to cancel. You don’t want to waste money by paying certain bills for a couple more weeks when you’re no longer living in the old house. Anything you can live without (say goodbye to YouTube for two weeks) should be canceled. You might not save a lot of money, but it’s something.