Moving Home On A Budget

Moving home is one of the most stressful experiences we will go through in adult life. And just to add insult to injury, we often have to pay through the nose for the privilege!

However, with a little forward thinking there are plenty of ways to cut costs and stress levels simultaneously. If you are about to embark on a new adventure in a new house, then here are some things to consider come moving day.


You don’t want to have to buy packing equipment – boxes and crates can be expensive. In the months leading up to moving day try to collect packing equipment from supermarkets, workplaces, friends and neighbours.

Moving home is a great excuse to de-clutter. Rather than waste time and energy moving things you’re unlikely to use again, hold a car boot sale to try to make a little money towards improving your new home.

If you can get the keys to your new place a little earlier then take the opportunity to move things in stages. Spare bedding, crockery, books and towels are easy to transport by car and this will alleviate some of the pressure on moving day.

Trust the Professionals

Hiring a reputable removal firm is usually a more sensible and cost effective option to doing it yourself. They have the right vehicle, equipment, experience and insurance policies to transport your belongings safely and cover you in the event of an accident, not to mention being a great physical help too.

If you intend to use a removal firm then ensure you get a written quote for the full price and services involved. That way there will be no nasty surprises and you’ll know exactly what services you’ll be getting on the big day. Here at Gallagher’s Removals we can provide just that, so if you are looking for a professional removal firm, please get in touch today.