1. Use Newspaper
Before you start packing, pick up newspapers from the grocery store or free newspaper stands whenever you can. The pages are great for wrapping plates, glasses, or anything fragile that you have. So the more newspaper you have, the better.
2 Sell Unwanted Belongings
A few months before you move, have a good clear out, join local Facebook for-sale groups and post ads on free selling sites to start selling some of the things you no longer need. You also can talk to your friends to see if they want to buy any of your stuff. getting rid of excess items can really help with the cost of moving. Once you get stuck in at the back of the garage/loft you may find you can sell more than you realize!
3. Host a Packing Party
If your budget doesn't permit a professional packing service why not host a packing party. If you feel you need help packing your things into boxes, call in friends and family to help you. Provide food and drinks for everyone who helps. This will help you save time as well as money. While you’re having fun with your friends, don’t feel shy about offering packing advice – you don’t want anything to get broken in the move! When packing dishes in your kitchen Put the heaviest items in the bottom of the box and build up in layers with the lighter items on top. Divide the layers with crushed paper. Fill in empty spaces with crushed paper for a tight pack. And, of course, don’t forget to label the box as “FRAGILE!”
4. Staying Organized is Key
Is it even possible to stay organized while moving? Probably not, but you always can try. When packing, label each box with the name of the room where it will go in your new home. Try taping screws, bolts, and washers to the bottom of the furniture they belong with. That way, your furniture and your sanity will arrive intact.” And when it comes to arranging the furniture, make sure you know where it’s going ahead of time – measure the rooms ahead of time and use graph paper to lay out your floor plan. This can make settling in faster – and easier.
5. Start Smart in the New Property.
Don't stick with the previous owners suppliers any longer than you have to, use free comparison sites to find the best deals for your utilities and even for deals on things like Broadband and TV! You can still compare, even if you don't have previous bills from your new house. This can create instant savings from the moment you move in. Lastly, don't forget to take meter readings when you move in. Then you'll know you're not being billed for the previous owner's usage.
To Summarize the key to a successful move on a budget is as the famous saying goes.. Fail to Prepare and Prepare to Fail! Get your note pad out now to start planning, Go Go Go....