Packing up and moving to a new home is many things, but the one thing it’s not is cheap. Between handling minor repairs to your current home before the new tenants move in, arranging packaging material and sorting out a reliable van service, moving can be stressful on your body and your budget.
If the cost of moving has become a constant tally in the back of your mind, we’ve got the budget-friendly tips to help you move without breaking the bank.
Get rid of excess
We all say that we’re going to declutter our stuffed junk drawer when we have the time, but getting ready to move forces you into action. Before you start spending money on boxes and other packaging material, consider which items are worth saving and which are just going to take up unnecessary space in your new digs.
Sell unused items
You likely have a few items that you no longer need, but that still have a great deal of value. From old working appliances lodged in the back of your cupboards to bulky furniture pieces that you’re ready to swap out for something more modern, selling your unused pieces is a great way to make extra money to fund your move.
Reuse packaging materials
You can save quite a bit of money by using common household items as packing material. You can use socks to wrap up small fragile knick-knacks or to wrap glassware if your feet are on the bigger side. Don’t forget to use kitchen and bathroom towels and pillowcases to separate plates and use the duvet covers or throw blankets to pad the bottom of the box.
Ask friends and family to help
Sometimes your greatest resource when moving is the people around you. Get your friends and family members involved if you can. If you’re the type who loves to hang onto things because you may need them “someday”, you will benefit from having an extra set of eyes to help you create your donation/sales pile. Between decluttering, packing up the moving van and helping you unpack – friends and family are a mover’s greatest blessing!
Moving can be a logistical nightmare, but not with Nesta Storage. With five locations across Dublin, Nesta Storage can help make moving house a snap! Whether you need affordable packaging material or a secure personal unit to store your packed boxes, we are the solution. For more information on our services, give us a ring on 1800 772233, pop into any of our branches or request a quote online.