When you move it is best to have a piggy bank, because it can sometimes become an expensive undertaking. After all, you have to rent a bus and partly pay double costs for the rent of the house, gas, water and electricity. You probably also want some things to be refurbished before you move into the house. Furthermore, it is also true that you have to lift heavy furniture and this is difficult through the stairwell. Don’t worry, there are a number of ways to make your move more affordable and easier.
Do the painting yourself
Maybe you were already planning to hire a painter, but have you ever thought about doing it yourself? If you choose this, you can save a lot of money. You don’t have to be a handy handyman to paint your own home. If you do not know something, there are websites where you can find a lot of information about painting and if you do not find an answer to your question, you can always register at a forum for handymen, so that you can ask your questions and you can still solve it yourself.
To make your move super easy, you can rent a cheap moving lift. Landlords of moving lifts place the lift in front of the house and pick it up again afterwards. The handy thing about a moving lift is that you no longer have to lug around heavy furniture. The stairwell in particular is often a problem for large furniture and appliances, such as beds and washing machines. There are providers who rent out cheap moving lifts for only 2 hours. Of course it is also possible for the whole day, but we aim to save on moving costs! Make a plan for the move in advance, so that you know when you will arrive at the new home. The furniture can then directly go up with the elevator and the elevator can be picked up again by the landlord.
Moving the stuff
To move all your stuff you need a bus and this can cost a bit. It is therefore important to find out where you can rent the cheapest removal van. Perhaps someone from your family or circle of acquaintances owns a bus. If this is not the case, you can pay attention to a number of things to keep the costs as low as possible. For example, you can also opt for a trailer, these are often a lot cheaper than a bus. Otherwise you can see how big the bus must be. The bigger the bus, the higher the costs.
ask for help
It is always advisable to ask family and acquaintances to help with the move. This saves you costs for hiring movers. They can also help with the renovation of the house. When painting, for example, you can also use a hand.
In summary, you can save more on your moving costs than you might have thought beforehand. In addition, it also becomes a lot easier and that only by figuring everything out well and by asking for a little help.
I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.