Moving can be expensive, however, you will be pleased to know that there are plenty of ways in which you can move on a budget. Here are our top 5 tips to help you move on a budget.
Declutter, Donate or Sell
If you are looking to move on a budget, it is a great idea to declutter your home and donate or sell things you no longer have the use for. Having fewer items in your home means fewer items that you have to move. If you are decluttering but do not want to get rid of items permanently, have you considered renting a storage unit? At Storage Trafford, we offer 50% off your first 12 weeks, this will give you huge savings on your storage. As well as this, you do not need to pay a deposit, you just need to pay for your storage weekly. If you are interested in renting a storage unit, contact Storage Trafford today.
Buy Cheap Packing Materials
When moving you need to have packing boxes, bubble wrap, and packing tape. However, you do not have to spend a lot of money. If you choose to store with Storage Trafford, we can offer you free packing boxes to make your move easier and more budget-friendly. However, if you are not using storage, there are plenty of places that give away boxes for free, ask your friends and family if they have any spare boxes or search for websites that provide free packing boxes or ones for a low cost. If you do not want to buy bubble wrap, you can always wrap fragile things in blankets, clothes, towels, etc.
Avoid Moving Season
The moving season tends to be summertime. The reason for this is that it is warmer, you can wear lighter clothes and you are not walking or slipping on snow and ice which can slow the moving process down. However, if your schedule is flexible, moving out of season can save you money. Yes, it will take slightly more planning and time, however, the money that you save will be worth it.
Consider Renting A Moving Truck
If you are someone who lives alone and lives in a small one-bed apartment, it may be cheaper to rent a moving truck yourself. Consider how much stuff you have and how easy it is for you to move yourself. However, if you have a lot of heavy items, it would be easier to hire professional moving men. If you choose to store with us here at Storage Trafford, we can help you move out, we will do all the heavy lifting for you, unpack your belongings into your storage unit and drop your belongings off at your new home when you are ready. Or if you would rather do it yourself you can hire one of our vans yourself. We offer free van rental for all of our customers.
Cancel Unused Subscriptions
Moving can be a hectic time, this means that it can be easy to forget to cancel previous bills or subscriptions. Some of these subscriptions may be gym memberships, wifi, magazines, food subscriptions, etc.
There you have it, our top 5 tips for moving on a budget. Are you planning on moving soon? If you are considering renting a storage unit, please get in contact with us here at Storage Trafford and we can find you a storage unit that suits you.