Lessen moving expenses? Very possible. Your entire move will entail quite a fortune, which makes cutting costs down every opportunity you can not only right, but also a necessity.
Here are things you can do to save some cash.
Decide What to and What Not to Bring
This must be done before you get your moving quote. Inspect all of your items and list which must be packed. Sort your items well. For dysfunctional and unnecessary items, consider throwing them away. For items in tip-top shape that you’ve no need for, sell or donate them. If you’ve got ample time before the moving day, you can launch a garage sale. The preceding method does not only cut your moving costs, but provides you revenue as well. If ever you belatedly realize that you have more items to include in your packaging than what is indicated in your quote, instantly inform your removalists in Melbourne of any changes.
Do the Disassembling and Reassembling
Items such as exercise equipment and play and outdoor gym sets are easy to disassemble and reassemble. Instead of asking movers, disassemble these yourself. Better yet ask a friend or relative to help you. For heavy things however such as your bed, leave it to the movers.
Be the One to Disconnect and Reconnect Appliances
Disconnecting and reconnecting appliances are easy tasks that do not consume much of your time. Generally, movers do not perform these and if requested, may demand higher fees. If you have no idea of the procedures, ask someone you personally know and ask for their help.
Pack What You Can Handle
Leave the fragile and heavy furniture to your movers; pack your sheets, towels, and clothing yourself. You still have to use the right packing materials though; else, your items won’t be safely protected during transit. Use bubble wrap over newspaper as it provides more cushioning and protection. Before doing the packaging, make sure you have plenty of boxes and materials available to avoid further hassles. If you’ve opted to buy your boxes from your removalists, you may even be able to return unused boxes and get paid.
There are movers that charge you by the hour. If your contractor is one, make the best use of the timespan you are serviced. One way to do so is color-coding your boxes. Doing this scheme, you don’t only make things easy for your mover, but lessen servicing time as well.
Insure Your Move
Do you have a homeowner insurance policy? If so, ask your agent if your move will be covered by your existing insurance. If it indeed is, you no longer need to buy additional moving protection.