How Much Does Home Removals Cost UK?
Understanding your home removal cost can help reduce the stress of moving house. The main factors that you should consider when calculating the removal cost are the distance and volume of your move. There are other factors that will affect the final removal cost. Here are some of them. (all info provided by Bournemouth Removals)
Time of the Move
If you don’t need to move right away, you can save money by avoiding moving on weekends and during peak moving season (May to September).
If the moving company has difficulty accessing the new house, you will be charged with an extra fee. That’s why you should know what’s included in the cost before committing.
Movers will typically charge a 2-hour minimum to protect them from wasting resources and time on small moves.
Man and Van
You may need a man and van service when you have to move heavy items to your new home. Expect the final removal cost to be higher as well.
If you own a piano, fine art or other items that need special care, your removal cost will also increase. Ask the removal company how they handle such items for your peace of mind.
Moving companies usually offer storage facilities or packing assistance, but this will come with an extra cost. If you want to save money, you can pack your stuff and look for a storage facility on your own. But if you don’t have the patience or time to do these things, you can call your moving company and let them do the job for you.
Aside from the removal cost, there are other expenses that you need to consider when moving house. These include legal fees, conveyancing fee, estate agents fee, home buyer reports, packing materials and energy performance certificates.
How Can You Save Money?
The best way to save money is to move everything on your own. You can also ask your family and friends to help you pack your possessions and deliver them to your new home. Moving everything on your own takes a lot of time and effort, but it is cheaper than hiring a moving company.
You can also save money by collecting boxes from supermarkets. That way, you won’t have to buy packing boxes. And if there are items that you are no longer using, sell them. This will reduce the volume that you need to move and thus, lower your removal cost.
But if you want to make the transition easier for you and your family, consider hiring a moving company. Some companies offer packing services, so you can leave the rest to them. Save money in advance so that you can afford the service of a moving company.
Moving house is a time-consuming and expensive process. That’s why you should carefully consider your options before committing. You can either do it on your own or ask a moving company to do it for you. If you prefer the latter, compare at least 3 moving companies and request quotes from them then choose the quote that best fits your budget and needs.
See our previous blog post here: Why is moving house so stressful?