If you’re like most people, the costs associated with moving might just take you by surprise. Even if you’re just moving across town or even down the street, expenses such as truck rental, packing supplies, and mover fees can add up quickly. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to keep your costs to a minimum and alleviate the stress that comes with spending more than you planned to on your move.
Create a budget
Putting together a moving budget can help you avoid nasty surprises during the process. Consider when you want to move and all the aspects of the move that will cost you money, such as moving supplies, truck or van rental, and mover fees. Even it if you aren’t moving your things yourself, add an amount for food and other supplies for the big day (when you almost certainly won’t have the time or energy to cook). You may also need to include costs such as repairs you’ll need to complete at the property you’re leaving and expenses at your new home such as utility deposits.
Consider a DIY move
If you can move your belongings by yourself or with the help of a few friends (many folks are happy to help in exchange for food and cold beer), then this can be a great way to save a significant chunk of money. Moving yourself will take more time and energy, but this is an agreeable trade-off for many people who have these resources in abundance while running a bit shorter on cash. If you do decide to hire a moving company, be sure to ask about all fees they charge – some companies have added or even “hidden” fees for various reasons, so find out the total amount your bill will be (or could be) before booking a service.
Save money on van or ute rental in Sydney
Renting a van or truck for your move is much more straightforward and cheaper than hiring a moving company. However, there are still a few things you’ll need to keep in mind such as what size vehicle you’ll need, what additional equipment will come in handy, and whether you’ll need to purchase special insurance. Be sure you know the answers to all these questions and any others you can think of before reserving your vehicle.
At Low Cost Rental, we offer van and ute hire for people who are moving to a new house or moving loads for any other purpose. Our budget ute hire in Sydney is easy, convenient, and cheap – three things that are extremely important to people who are already under enough stress because of their move. We also have extra equipment available for hire to make your move even easier including moving boxes, trolleys, and ropes. We are conveniently located close to the city, and we are available 24 hours a day for customer service and roadside assistance. Make your move as easy and affordable as possible – contact Low Cost Rental today to learn more.