How to Limit Your Moving Expenses It is a given that moving takes money. Some expenses cannot be avoided. Nevertheless, some fees and expenses can be minimized. For one booking early and timing your move on off peak season or off peak days can lower the rates removals company charge. This is possible if you plan and search for a good one early on. This will also give you a chance to find the best deal. If you have the time and the patience, you can do your packing and unpacking yourself. Just make sure you will use the appropriate packing materials. This will save you money for the packing charges. Of course, if you have many delicate items you may also want to have them packed by the removals company. They have the expertise on this and some only give insurance to items they pack. You will be charged not only according to the distance of travel but also on the amount of things you want to be transported. So if you limit the load, you can actually save money. It will even be easier to organize if you get rid of the things you no longer need. For the things you need to ship abroad, you can deliver them to their office or the port to lower costs. If you really want to keep your expenses to the minimum you could do the removals yourself. You can ask the help of some friends and hope that everything goes well with the travel. And if your new house is accessible you can always bring some of your things as you check and prepare your new home for the moving day. This way the removal company will have fewer things to bring. You can even do it yourself too.