Have you just bought a new home for yourself? The excitement must be on the peak; however, you may still be feeling the added stress of moving to a new home from the old. You may even wonder where to begin the process of moving? Moving home involves many factors such as the time of the year one plans to move, etc. All of which play a huge role in determining the cost of moving. Here are the four ways you can save money while moving from one home to the other or shifting your belongings from storage in Sutherland Shire. 

  • Be Prepared For The Move

The hardest part of moving is getting started. Overall, moving is an overwhelming task, and moving is far more than just packaging all of one’s belongings and transporting them from one home to the other. The many steps in-between that require meticulous planning and move stress-free as possible. 

The possible way to prepare for the move is by beginning to plan. Firstly, take time to write a checklist of all tasks that need to be done before the main event. Jot down important dates and corresponding to them mark tasks that need to be done. 

Planning out the entire move can help avoid unnecessary costs. It will help you to keep a check on your budget. 

  • Lighten the Load of Your Belongings

Before you plan to begin shifting your belongings into the new home or packing away items into storage units in Sutherland Shire, there are three very important tasks you should do. 

1. Take inventory of all the items you own. 

2. Take inventory of all items you want to take along with you. 

3. Take inventory of the items you want to leave behind. 

After that start, the activity of, room by room, taking inventory of these items and making three segregated groups. You may wonder how do you know what one should keep and what to part with? 

The best way to go about it is by creating four separate sorting piles: 

1. Keep Pile

2. Sell Pile

3. Donate Pile

4. Trash Pile

By following the declutter formula or using the KonMari Method by Marie Kondo, these piles will be easier to segregate in case of some items and not so easy in other cases. But doing this will surely save you space in the new place and money during the move. If you are planning on lessening the stress of making a move yourself, segregate the items and then hire movers to help you package and move the items. 

  • Pack Up the Rest of Your Belongings

After segregating all of the items in the separate piles mentioned in the point above, the next step is to begin packing all of your belongings. If you hire movers, then there’s a significantly lesser expense you may incur if you get the belongings ready and packaged to move from your old place to the new one or while shifting your rarely used valuable assets and belongings into storage in Sutherland Shire.

You could further save more money by making use of packaging materials you already own, such as cardboard boxes of appliances rather than purchasing new boxes each time you move. In fact, packaging your valuables in towels and sheets rather than packaging material might keep the items safer while being a cost-effective way of preparing items for the move.

Trying to reduce the number of things you own and packing them in the suitcases and storage bins you already own is also a great way to reduce the cost of moving. You’ll have lesser things to move, thereby cutting down on transportation space and weight and thus leaving you with a huge save. 

  • Consider Renting Storage Solutions

As mentioned above briefly, but now stressing on this point especially, we’d like to drive home the point that, considering to rent self-storage spaces is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. 

All of the items you own, such as the heavy and cumbersome hobby instruments like your fishing boat or snowmobile are all best kept in a self-storage unit rather than be hauled to your new place.

If you are absolutely willing to budget out extra time and planning, then moving your items by yourself is far cheaper and alternative to hiring moving services. So, plan out which of the items you’d like to put in self-storage for business or for your home needs, and accordingly shift them yourselves into the self-storage in Sutherland Shire. This will reduce some amount of hassle that you may experience prior to your move. 

When you consider all of these points or even just a single one of these pointers mentioned above, you could easily minimize costs and stress before the move officially happens. Planning out all of the minute details could lighten your load significantly. 

So, if you are looking for self-storage solutions, then reach out to Sutherland Shire’s Leading Independent Self Storage Experts Since 1997 – Kirrawee Self Storage. 

Call us today on 02 9545 2200, or email us at info@kirraweeselfstorage.com.au