Many people worry that their move is going to be a stressful, time-consuming, and expensive experience. However, with a bit of extra planning and with the help of the right Burlington moving companies, you can minimize the stress, maximize your time, and, most importantly, stay within budget.
From the Burlington movers at Appleby Moving and Storage Ltd., here are four tips for how to stay within budget when you move.
Take Stock of All Your Moving Expenses
The only way to stay within budget is to set a budget - one that covers all of your possible expenses so that there are no surprises. This should include the cost of hiring movers, buying moving supplies, storing your belongings, and renting a hotel room. You should also take into account if you need to pay a deposit on your new place, as well as first and last month's rent.
Don't Move with Excess Stuff That You Don't Need
Don't move a bunch of items that you kept in storage only to put them back into storage at your new place, unless you really need them. Before your move, consider going through all of your belongings and throwing out, recycling, or donating things that you don't need or don't use anymore. You can even hold a garage sale to make some extra money for your move.
Send Out a Call for Boxes and Packing Supplies
When your moving date begins to approach, consider asking your friends, family, neighbours, and coworkers if they have any boxes or perhaps even other packing supplies they can lend or give you. Keep in mind that any boxes you use should be in good condition and capable of holding your belongings without tearing, breaking, or collapsing. If you can't find any good boxes or packing materials, then you'll definitely want to invest in quality moving supplies to make sure that your belongings arrive safely. High-quality packing supplies are especially important for fragile items.
Get Estimates from Moving Companies in Burlington
A complete DIY move may sound like a good option to save money, but it can actually end up costing you. Hiring experienced Burlington movers rather than trying to do it all yourself will help ensure that your move goes according to schedule and that your belongings don't sustain damage in the process. Request a moving estimate from a few Burlington moving companies. It's important to get a good price, but you should also consider the type of services offered as well as experience and expertise in the area. Steer clear of movers who request deposit fees higher than 10% of the total cost of the move.
The Burlington movers at Appleby Moving and Storage Ltd. are committed to providing comprehensive, budget-friendly moving services. Whether you just need us to transport your belongings or you also require our packing and storage services, our qualified and experienced team will meet and exceed all of your expectations. Moving doesn't have to be stressful. Contact Appleby Moving and Storage Ltd. to find out more.