Summer is the perfect time to make some changes, one of which is often renting or buying a new home. If you are thinking of moving, here are some tips to help you avoid stress and save some money. From taking full advantage of the “Do It Yourself” philosophy to getting rid of all these unnecessary things in your life , this guide will help you make moving from one home to another as easy and fast as possible. Just make sure you have the right contract, and you haven’t made a transaction on hand!
First, to get an idea of how much it will cost you to move , remove the computer. More than anything, it will depend on the type of objects you are going to move, whether you want to take care of yourself or hire someone to do it for you, how many workers you will need and how far you will go. move, among other things. According to the blog of the Spanish bank Bankia, the move can cost from 400 euros for the average number of goods in an apartment of up to 50 m2, to 800 euros for an apartment of 70-90 and even up to over 2,000 euros if we talk of large houses.
Always ask for offers from several companies to compare prices. Any doubts or questions you have should be specified and clarified in the contract. It is better to do everything through the appropriate channels so that you do not have unpleasant surprises later, for example, you have to pay for something that broke / broke / broke during the move. When you make the payment, it is better to do it with an invoice and it is normal to pay only after the service is performed, so if the company asks you for money in advance, you better look for another one.
On the other hand, try to do everything you can on your own . Leave large items – sofas, refrigerator, washing machine, etc. – at the expense of the company that helps you with the move, but if you have a personal car, you can move certain objects alone, or you can rent a van. Don’t be stingy, and invite your friends to a terrace or a table in exchange for the help they give you with the move. But where do we get the boxes ? I’m sure the supermarket next to your house will have a few boxes available or you can pick up a few right when you go shopping.
As you pack your bags and boxes, you will probably find that you have more things than you think and that you have packed more unnecessary things than you realized. Follow the advice of the famous blogger Marie Kondo and get rid of what you don’t need . Sell items you don’t need on Wallapop, donate them, or just throw them in the nearest trash can, but don’t take them with you to your new home.
Last but not least, even if it’s not the hardest thing physically, it can be the one that can give you the most trouble … don’t forget the documents ! Make a list of all the services contracted in the house you are leaving, so that you can unsubscribe and another list for all the things you need to sign in the new house. Your priority must be your registration and change of residence at the local council ( empadronarse ), but also the change of doctor at the nearest health center. Then there are things like changing your name on your electricity, gas and water bills, plus insurance, internet and any other facilities or services you need.
If you organize a little, you will escape this move with your life.