“Don’t lift a finger, we got this”iStock/LuckyBusiness
Movers usually charge by the hour so some movers will try and maximize the charges by telling you there’s nothing you can do, Brill says. As they slowly pack items for you, you will be paying for that extra time spent. If you’re looking to save money, do everything you can beforehand.
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“Buy your own packaging rather than buying it through the company. It may be cheaper and it’ll also allow you to get it sooner. If you head to an office supplies shop or a post office you can pick up strong packaging that will be more than suitable for most of your items,” says Max Robinson, owner of Guardian Removals Edinburgh. Here’s how to score moving boxes for free.
“We’ll save you money using recycled boxes”iStock/schantalao
Boxes are not the place to go super cheap. “If you pack in boxes that have already been used, they might be damaged which will increase the chance for broken belongings,” explains Sebastian Barnet, operations manager at Man and Van Best Move. Next, find out the secrets your real estate agent isn’t telling you.