How To Save Money On Your House Move by Teresa Walsh

Monday, 16 January 2017
January is a tough month, and it can be even tougher if you are moving. Anyone who has ever moved house before will know how expensive it is; the costs just seem to keep adding up! You need to buy boxes, change over bills, pay for cleaners and removal men, not to mention any new items you need to buy for the new place.

One way to cut costs is to hire professional help to help you move on the day and one low-cost way to do so is by using a delivery comparison website to get free quotes. Websites like Shiply allow you to list your delivery request just the once and receive quotes straight to your email inbox, saving you the time and stress of contacting service providers individually.

Using Shiply to get quotes can save you up to 75% compared to using traditional moving companies, as the couriers are bidding for your delivery in a reverse style auction format (which drives prices down). Just like on eBay, you can read their previous feedback before deciding which courier to choose.

Another simple way to save money while moving house is to have a good clear-out before you even start packing. Having less stuff to move will cost you less in the long run. You can also use this as a great opportunity to make some money by selling unwanted items on websites such as eBay, Facebook marketplace and Gumtree. You can then use this money towards your expenses.

Unless you are moving out of a seven-story mansion, do your own cleaning. Save yourself the cost of expensive cleaners and put your rubber gloves on and get scrubbing. If you are short on time or have a lot to clean, then simply ask friends or family members if they will help you out.

To save money on expensive cleaning products, you can always make your own. All you need is lemons, vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and some essential oils.

If you do need items after you move, instead of buying them new consider second-hand options. There are so many nearly new items on websites like eBay and Gumtree. You can use Shiply for help here as well. There are even websites like Freecycle and Freegle where you can get second-hand items for free (no catch). The point of these websites is to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills, and although there may be a few dodgy items, most of the items on these websites are in perfect condition and just need a good home to go to!

Written by Teresa Walsh the Marketing Executive at Shiply.com. To date, it is estimated that Shiply has saved over 33 million unnecessary truck miles. This equates to around 11.7m kg of CO2, the same as you flying from London to New York 19,311 times."