Save Money on Interstate Moves With These Tips

Posted on: 1 September 2017

If you're moving from NSW to QLD, moving from QLD to Tas, moving from Vic to ACT or making any other type of cross country move, that can get expensive. However, there are ways to cut costs and keep the removal process from getting super expensive. Check out these money-saving tips.

1. Ask Your Employer for Reimbursement

Often, interstate removals happen because you have a job offer in a new area, and if that's the case, you may want to ask your employer if he or she is willing to take on some of those costs. Some employers offer to cover relocation expenses, and others may be willing to do so if you ask.

2. Sell a Lot and Move Less

Moving items interstate can be expensive. Whether you hire professional removalists to transport everything or hire a moving truck and do a lot of it on your own, you usually pay based on the amount of stuff you move.

To save money, you may want to sell and start over with new stuff in your new home. Before doing that, however, you may want to take a look at prices of new and used furniture in your new area. If you can't find what you want at an affordable price, it may be more cost effective to keep your stuff and pay extra for moving.

3. Look for Free Moving Boxes

Even if you've pared down a bit, supplies for removals can be expensive. To save money on boxes, consider looking for free ones. Companies that do a lot of shipping and receiving such as bookstores and grocery stores may have boxes that they are willing to give you for free. Liquor stores or convenience stores are also good places to check.

4. Shop Around for Petrol

If you decide to hire a removals truck, the cost of petrol when you're moving from QLD or any other state to another part of the country can be expensive. To save money, always try to look for the cheapest petrol possible.

Around your home, you may already know which places tend to have the cheapest offers, but on the road, you may want to turn to an app. There are smartphone apps that can look at your location and help you locate the cheapest options close by.

5. Comparison Shop for Removals Companies

Finally, make sure that you comparison shop for the right removal company. Get a few quotes from multiple companies, and look for the best value.