When you are moving house, there are so many different costs that you will not have bargained for, that you won’t want to be spending an arm and a leg on getting everything to the new place! From the cost of the new place, to solicitor and agency fees, there seems to be no end to the costs, and they can all amount to a back breaking amount if you are not careful. Being wary of your outgoings is no bad thing, but cutting corners on certain parts of your move can spell disaster, so be sure to read our guide to removals in London and how to do it all on a budget.
The main thing that you will need in order to make sure that you make the most of the savings available to you is time. Time will be the most valuable tool that you can give yourself, and alongside being free, it is quite easy to come about, as all you need is the foresight to start your process as early as possible! That said, it is easy to start planning well in advance, but if you are not careful with sticking to the plan and making sure that everything goes ahead on schedule, then you are at great risk of letting the benefit of having time on your side make you lazy and not letting it help you at all! So, when you have started early, get a list together of everything that you need to get done, and be thorough, as you need to make sure that you do not miss anything out, as this could spell disaster at the last minute, when you remember that you need to get it all done with no time to spare! Run your list past a friend or relative, so that you can all be sure that nothing is missing. Once you have set out everything, you can start thinking about how you would do each task for cheaper than normal. You can research alternative removals techniques, and source packing materials for a lesser price than just nipping to the shops to pick them up.
While you are getting the money side of each task sorted, you can work them all in to a timetable of the weeks leading up to the move. For instance, you need to have your packing materials sorted out before you can start packing, so that job should be at the top of your list, alongside sorting out who is going to be doing the transporting of your stuff, as this is the kind of thing that can be a lot cheaper when done in advance. The main thing is that you give yourself a good few weeks to get everything sorted, so that you can fit your London move in around your life, rather than the other way round! The best situation is that you need to do an hour or so of packing and organizing every evening in the weeks running up to the move, rather than having to get everything done in a panic during the last few days, as this will be extremely stressful, tiring, problematic and you will probably have to take time off from work, which can be a further drain on your money!
Ultimately, saving money is up to how much time you have. We can’t tell you that there are definite ways in which to do things, but if you have time on your side, you will have the ability to take a moment to make sure that the ways in which you are doing things are as cost effective as possible.