Keeping my sporting gear safe

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Keeping my sporting gear safe

When my wife moved in she told me I needed to throw out the stuff in my spare room! I told her there was no way I was throwing out my mountain bike, snowboards, golf clubs... and she told me I needed to get a storage unit. Now I've got my sporting gear stored out of her sight, and I convinced her to put her flowery couch in the unit as well. Now I've got someone to stash all of my impulse buys - I've just got store it all so she never realises how much stuff we have stashed in there!

Ideas for Cutting Costs When Moving

Moving can be a costly expense when you consider the price of removalist services and storage fees. This means that when you are planning for a move, there are a few steps that you can take to help you save. It is possible to make a few small changes to your moving plans in order to lower the total cost of your moving expenses. Before you begin making moving arrangements, it is important to consider the most effective ideas for cutting moving costs.

Consider Weight

When you are deciding what items to take along for your move, it is important to consider weight. Large furniture items are the most expensive to move, because they not only take up vast amount of space, but they are also the heaviest items. If you have older furniture that you were considering replacing, it might be a good idea to simply get rid of these furniture items before your move. Downsizing your furniture is the best way for you to save. You should only consider paying moving fees for high quality furniture that you plan to use in your new home. Anything that doesn't make the cut should not be packed.


It is also important to consider the timing of your move if you are looking to save money when you hire removalist services. The peak season for moving is during the summer months and at the beginning or end of the month. If you have the ability to plan a mid-month move, this can be ideal, because it can give you access to the lowest rates. If you have the ability to schedule your move at your convenience, planning it during the winter months at mid-month will help you save the most cash.

Recycle and Prep

It is always a good idea to purchase recycled boxes on your own instead of buying these items from professional companies. You will save money in the long run if you buy your own boxes and you pack up the small items throughout your home. Doing the prep work and packing up the majority of your possessions beforehand will cut down on the amount of time that the moving crew will have to spend and will in turn save you on fees. It is even possible to sell recycled boxes back after your move to help you recoup your initial cost. Using color coordinated tape on the boxes will help you to stay organised and minimise the amount of time that the moving crew has to spend determining where items should be placed.

For more information and tips, contact experienced removalists in your area.