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Moving house or van hire on the budget? No problem!

If you just bought a new house, rented a new place, or perhaps moving in with your partner, you will need to think how to get all your things from one place to the other, either by hiring a removals company or trying to figure out a cheaper way to do this. There’s many ways to choose from, though if you’re on the budget you will need to adhere to a few guidelines along the way to make sure it does not cost you all your money.

Right! So you need to move house but the money’s limited. First thing you need to consider is doing it yourself – if you have a car, doesn’t matter if it’s small or large, you can try fitting your things in the boot and driving them over. Of course, this will only work if you don’t have too many things to your name, if you need to move furniture or any other large objects, you will have to either hire a removals company or a van. However, if you only have things that will fit in your car, even if you would have to make a few journeys, it’s definitely the most cost effective way to go about things.

Moving on, we’re still on the budget and option 1 does not work for us because we managed to hoard a lot of possessions and furniture over the years. What to do then? You don’t want to spend a fortune on one of them fancy removals companies advertised everywhere, yet you need to move your stuff somehow. You have two choices here if you want to save money.

Option one involves looking for a local man and van company, or even a self employed person that owns a van and does removal services for a small fee. These guys will not pack your stuff into boxes for you, and you might need to help them carry larger objects, but it will save you loads of money and will still get your stuff from one place to the other.

Option two might be similar or cheaper when it comes to money than option one, but you will have to do all the heavy lifting yourself. What is it? Well, just hire a van for a day! If you’re a confident driver, and don’t mind a bit of lifting, or maybe have a friend that can help you out, this might be the most cost effective way to move house.