2 Of the Best Ways to Save on Moving Costs in Hurstville
By Bill Chen
Much has been written and continues to be recorded about the mental and emotional challenges associated with moving to a new residence. The Science Daily journal published an article in 2016 titled “Moving can be hazardous to your health and wellbeing” which is an “extensive, long-term study of Danish children followed into adulthood shows that moving to a new home during childhood increases the likelihood of multiple adverse outcomes later in life.”
Based on the conclusion drawn by the authors of this article, it makes sense to stay in the same residence from the time of birth to death. However, this is not possible, and relocating is most often unavoidable.
Therefore, the question that must be asked and answered is not whether the move should take place or not. Instead, it is how to make the move as simple and straightforward as possible to reduce the harmful effects of the heightened stress levels. Statistics show that relocating to a new home ranks up with the top ten most stressful life events, including the death of a loved one, and the breakup of a marriage.
The financial impact of relocating to a new home
One of the primary causes of moving-related stress is the cost of the move. At a glance, moving is not cheap no matter whether you pack and transport your possessions to your new home yourself or contract Inner West removalists to pack up your home and move to your new destination.
There are pros and cons to both of these options. Apart from the cost factor, hiring a skilled eastern suburbs removalists firm to manage your move for you is the preferred option of the two possibilities. It will reduce stress levels by freeing up time for you to attend to your daily life. Thus, it makes sense to consider hiring the best removalist in Sydney to manage your move and save costs simultaneously to increase the affordability of the move.
Therefore, let’s look at several simple cost saving measures to increase the affordability aspect of the move:
Reduce household clutter
People tend to be hoarders by nature. It’s in our nature to keep appliances and personal property like furniture, children’s toys, and other household goods in case they might be needed one day.
Simultaneously, it stands to reason that the more boxes, furniture, and appliances that must be moved will increase the cost of the move. And, because the value of the load (or the size of the truck needed) is calculated by measuring the volume in cubic metres and not the weight of the load, the cost will increase in relation to the increased size of the load.
Therefore, it is a good idea to sort through everything and only pack what is absolutely necessary to take with. This will reduce the size of the load substantially.
Clean, fix, and mend all broken or damaged items before packing
Moving broken, dirty household items is counterintuitive to the rationale behind packing and moving the minimum. Thus, it is important to follow these cleaning tips before moving. For example, dirt that is left on furniture will scratch and damage the furniture after it has been wrapped and loaded in the truck. Therefore, it is vital to ensure everything is clean and in perfect working order before packing and loading the items.
There is no doubt that moving isn’t easy. However, by following some simple tips, it can run smoothly and will soon be over and done with. Moving is only chaotic and out of control if we do not take charge from the outset.
Meet The Author - Bill Chen
Before 2008, Bill was working with a local removalist company in Sydney and was witness for a number of deformities and wrongs in the working of the company. Observing the atmosphere, a thought came to Bill’s mind that he could do much better if he were the owner of the company, by offering a fully transparent service to the clients with a friendly and trustworthy staff and no hidden fee structure; and thus, in 2008, AAA Bill Removalists Sydney was formed with just one truck and only Bill as staff. Even if Bill Chen began the company as just one man, the company grew fast. The operation expanded beyond the Sydney suburbs and to the surrounding cities: Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other.