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Tips to save money

Save money with these useful tips! Independent experts give you ten convenient tips to really save on your international move.

  1. Book your move on time

    Your move can be much cheaper if the mover is notified in time and if he can try to combine your move. In addition you can start doing things at your own pace and leisure. Be adviced to ask for quotations 3 to 4 months in advance. This will make your move easier and less costly.

  2. Request multiple Quotes

    Select your mover with care and compare prices. Requesting a quote is simple and done easily here.

  3. Pack and unpack as much as you can yourself

    Ask your removalist in advance for the special packing material, moving boxes, wardrobe boxes, stickers, bubblewrap, etc. During packing you can select what to take and what to leave behind. Start early as preparing a move tends to take more time than you bargained for. (see practical packingtips). Most removalists will not insure fragile or valuable goods if you pack them yourself. For normal items such as clothing and books, this will not be the case. Discuss this with your mover.

  4. Select what to take and what to leave

    Take only what is necessary. After all, everything you do take has to be paid for. Take your time to 'clean house' in the process. This will save you a lot.

  5. Disassemble large articles of furniture yourself

    Large furniture, such as beds and wardrobes, can often not be transported in one piece. Disassembling is often easier then you think. Mark the pieces to make assembling easier. Keep screws, bolts and keys in an envelope and tape this to the inside of the furniture.

  6. Get help

    Make a deal with your mover to help during the move. This will save you money.

  7. Deliver goods to the mover yourself

    Especially when moving only a few items, it is possible to deliver directly to the storage facility of your mover. To do this hire a small moving van or a trailer.

  8. Consider temporary storage at your mover

    It can be profitable to sell your house faster. You can store your household goods at your mover. This can come in handy when your house isn't finished yet. You can of course opt for a phased delivery of your goods.