Getting ready to move to your new home? Buying a property alone can already incur a lot of expenses – but for those moving to their newly purchased house, the expenses do not end there yet. You still have other things to consider right after sealing that deal, including the transfer or installation of gas, electricity and internet services. And there are still fees to pay when you hire movers.
It doesn’t have to be too costly though. If you are looking to cut down on costs when moving, here are some money-saving tips from our team at Defence Pest & Building Inspection Services:
Inform Your Bank and Service Providers about the Move
Moving can get exciting, but don’t forget that you still have to inform your utility providers about terminating your services – and then you’ll need to pay the final bill. If you forget this, you could end up having to pay for services that you haven’t been using. If you have set up an automatic payment process, make sure to have that one cancelled as well.
Inform your bank of the move and have your records updated. Any bills and communication that they will send you will be delivered to your address on record, so if you have not made the necessary changes, you could be piling up payment charges without realising it.
Decide Between Hiring a Moving Company and a DIY Move
If you are going to hire a moving company to make the move as swift and smooth as possible, search around for a professional and reputable moving company. Hiring a moving company means shelling out money, so you might as well be paying for an excellent and quality service.
On the other hand, if you want more savings and you don’t have a lot of things to move, then you can simply do the move on your own. With a few storage boxes, a vehicle for your belongings and a little help from friends and family, you’ll be well on your way to your new home at a less expensive price.
Take Advantage of Deals on Your Utilities
Moving in to a new property could mean you have an opportunity to switch utility plans and providers. As soon as you have finalised your plans of moving in, start searching for utility providers and check out their best deals. This can possibly give you more savings than the current service plans you have.
Make Sure All Repairs Have Been Completed
Before the big day, check with the seller or the property manager that all required repairs have been completed. Prior to purchasing any property, we recommend that you have your property inspected by our technicians at Defence Pest & Building Inspection Services. This will help you determine if there are any repairs needed and allow you to negotiate with the seller on the price and the agreements on repair costs.
In most cases, the seller will shoulder the repair expenses, so that would mean more savings for you even before you move.