Even though the moving doesn’t come up often, and the process doesn’t take long to complete, it’s a real chore for most people. There’s a few good reasons for that. Moving is a lot of hard work and is potentially stressful. There’s lots of planning to do, and it signals a change in your lifestyle, especially if you’re moving far away from good old Sheffield. Most importantly though, for most, a move is expensive. There’s lots of different costs associated with moving, and that’s a big obstacle for some.

The upshot is this; basically, if you want to make the move easier, you’ll have to spend more money, and that’s a problem if you’re on a budget. Don’t worry though, because there are ways to save money on moving and still hire the moving services you’ll need to make your move less stressful. Here are the two key moving services that you should be considering, and how you can save money on each.

Packing and unpacking

To pack everything up yourself, the first step is to gather up all of your supplies. You’ll need moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, labels and permanent markers at the very least. Even if you’re on a budget, be sure not to skimp on the quality of the moving equipment. High quality moving boxes are the most important part – you don’t want your boxes to split mid move and ruin your day. Once you’ve got all of your equipment together, you can start packing. There’s just a few rules to follow; allocate boxes to rooms, fragile items need extra layers of bubble wrap, fragile items should not be packed up with heavy items and packing paper should be used to fill up empty space in boxes. And the most important rule? Don’t overload your moving boxes. The only things you need to pack properly is patience, free time and common sense.

If you don’t have the time to pack though, you should hire a packing company. Packing companies cater their services to your requirements, and gather the relevant materials. For this reason, it can be expensive because they have to do survey the task at hand, and that’s extra work. How can you save money on packing companies? Simply split the work. Hire a packing company to handle half of the work, and do the rest yourself. That way, you save money on the professional packer and you won’t have to commit as much time to it.

Transportation arrangements

Once everything’s packed, you’ll have to get everything to your new place. There’s basically two ways to do this. Hire a van Sheffield and do it yourself, or hire some moving help. Hiring a van is the cheaper option, but it’s a lot of work and there’s plenty to go wrong. I would definitely recommend hiring some help. By hiring help, you’ll be putting your possessions in the hands of people with experience.

If you’re thinking of hiring moving help, you’ve got two choices; man and van movers and professional movers. In a nutshell, professional movers Sheffield are more expensive, but more reliable and efficient, and man and van movers are more suited to those on a budget. But aside from that, they’re pretty much the same. To save money here, you’ll just have to shop around and haggle.

Be warned though; you should focus on quality over cheap prices when hiring one of these. A good removal at a premium is better than a bad removal done cheaply. That piece of advice can be applied to either of these services. Try to get one within your price range, but don’t skimp on the quality. Bad packing supplies and movers that you can’t depend on are pretty much worthless.

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