Moving to your new home can be expensive. It is always good to know how to save as much as you can. Movivan Removals and Storage offer various services connected with your move- packing or unpacking of the boxes, dismantling and reassembling of furniture, storage and clearance. Unfortunately any service you choose will cost you certain amount, depending on the duration and number of movers needed. In this article we have collected the best 5 tips on how to save off your moving costs.
1. Using recycling boxes
When any of our customers are using our moving boxes and they move locally in London we offer collection of the boxes after our services. The boxes if used correctly can be used 2-3 times maximum. Once we collect used boxes, our job is to check if there are boxes which are in bad state and we take them to our local recycling centre. The rest of the boxes which can be used we offer them to customers who are looking to save from paying for brand new boxes. We charge £1 per single used box and you can come to our warehouse in Feltham to choose and buy as many as you want. For orders over £60.00 we do FREE deliveries. As a comparison to see the difference 50 new large boxes will cost you £150.00+VAT, while 50 used large boxes will cost you only £50.00+VAT.
Another places you can get used boxes are your local shops. They will be happy to give you boxes. Just make sure these boxes you take are not damaged or wet. They also must be minimum double-walled. Thin, damaged or wet boxes cannot be stacked and this will be an issue for our movers when loading the moving van on the moving day. Transporting single wall cartoon boxes cause risk and can ruin your belongings.
2. Take less items- declutter your home
Once you decide you want to move and you have a clear idea when this will happen, this about the items you don`t need at your new home- old clothes, shoes, old furniture and anything which just takes space but you don`t use. Moving less items will cost less. Movivan charge for the hours we will need to complete the move and the number of movers and vehicles are needed to do that. We also offer clearance service, but if you want to do it yourself check your local recyling centre for more information. If the items are not big you can take it with your car. For large items like furniture, you most likely will need a van to fit it in and take it to the local dumping yard. Be aware recycling centres might charge you if you are not resident in this area or if you are trying to dispose certain items like mattresses, oil, white goods or tyres.
Alternative option to get rid of old furniture is to contact your local British Heart Foundation. They can come and collect it for free directly from your home.