We all know moving house is expensive, whether you’re paying for movers, relocating overseas or needing temporary storage for big ticket items while you’re house is being staged to sell. With 20 years in the self storage industry, we believe these are the top ways to save money while moving.
- Pack as many goods that you can yourself
Starting the packing process early, allows you to slowly get organised and take some of the stress out of moving house. Packing as much as you can yourself saves on costs and ensures you know where everything is and that is has been packed securely. Once you have a collection of boxes packed, move them into storage to minimise what needs to be removed on moving day.
- Hire a move in van / ute to move the small stuff.
At GSS Alexandria, we offer free move in vans or trailers for our customers in Newtown, Marrickville and areas surrounding Alexandria for our customers. The cost of hiring a small van is significantly less than the cost for the time of removalists. Save costs and move items to storage ahead of your big move-in day.
- Dispose or donate objects that you no longer require
Moving is the perfect time to declutter and organise your things. Maximise on this opportunity and start to sell your unwanted furniture and belongings on Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree. The extra cash can go towards the end removalists costs or contribute it to something new you need for the house once you’re moved in.
- Use second hand storage boxes
Are you a member of your area’s buy, swap, sell group? Ask around to see if anyone has moved recently and have storage boxes, they want to get rid of – this can minimise the cost of buying new storage boxes. Alternatively contact your local self storage unit to see if they sell second hand boxes at reduced costs.
- Ask your self storage facility of any specials
When moving, you may have just negotiated a deal on a new house or bargained your rent down. The same tactics come to self storage in Sydney. The market is competitive so ask your storage supplier for their latest deals – save where you can!
- Get cheaper storage if you know you won’t need frequent access
If you’re not planning to access your goods while in storage ask your storage provider if they have cheaper units in less favourable areas of the facilitiy. Our cheap storage is less accessible than other units, making it the perfect offering for people moving overseas or who are using storage space to store collectibles or less frequently used items.
If you’re looking for a place to store your belongings when moving, request a quote today. GSS Alexandria has storage options and services to help you make the most of your money while moving.