Buying a property will probably be the largest purchase you ever make, that doesn’t mean you need to overspend on moving. When it comes to moving into your new home, there are ways to make sure you’re not throwing away your hard-earned cash unnecessarily. Here’s our tips for saving whilst moving home.  

Make sure you take time to plan-ahead and consider every cost. By doing this, you're more likely to factor in every expense, and not as likely to have to spend money on things you forgot about. 

Plan everything you need to do in the months, weeks and days building up to the move, make sure you focus on the important deadlines as priorities first.

Before packing, you should have a good declutter. If you try to pack everything, including items you want to keep, it will only make packing more stressful.

Decluttering your belongings will make things easier when packing, it'll will also make the cost of your removal cheaper. The price depends on how many items you're taking with you, therefore, fewer items means you'll be paying less and saving money. 

Think about selling unwanted clothes and accessories after you've decluttered. The money you make from selling could be set aside to pay for your moving costs. 

Use a comparison website to find the best prices for your house removal, you'll also save valuable time, as most of them will compare up to several professional removal companies for you.

Try keeping costs down and save money by packing items yourself. Ask your friends or family to help you with the packing as well. Maybe offer to cook them a meal in return for their help. Remember, the more helpers you have, the easier the packing will be. Also, make sure you label your moving boxes, it will be easier when it comes to unpacking in your new house.

You should try to use up the food in your fridge, freezer and cupboards before you move. Don't do a big food shop before your moving date, instead order a small shop to be delivered to your new house for a slot after you've moved in. You'll be more likely to cook instead of spending money on takeaways or eating out in the first few days of moving into your new home.  

Moving gives you the opportunity to compare utility suppliers in your new area, the location you'll be moving to might offer better deals. By comparing providers, you could potentially save a substantial amount of money. Also, check once you've left your old provider, as you may be due a refund if your account is in credit. 

When you move in your new home, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re registered for council tax and take water, gas and electric readings to make sure the company won't charge you for the previous owner's usage. You should also take meter readings at your old property, for peace of mind. 

Pack an essentials box for the first night in your new home and keep it separate to the other boxes. Items like tea, coffee, kettle, toilet roll, cleaning products any items you consider necessary. You won’t waste time digging through boxes or end up at a local shop buying something at a much higher cost.

 

Finally, when moving there can be hidden costs you haven’t thought of, you might want to set some money aside for any additional expenses that crop up. You don’t want to end up in debt because you hadn’t factored something into the initial moving costs.

We hope our money saving tips for moving home will help to keep your finances in check!