Use Shiply to find a low-cost removal company
Shiply is a great place to find a removal company because the registered companies usually have prices up to 75% cheaper than going direct.
Companies on Shiply are able to offer lower prices because they are fitting in their Shiply jobs with their existing work. This means you’re only paying for the spare capacity needed for the vehicle rather than what it would cost for an empty vehicle driving to your home, doing the job, then driving back empty to the depot. On Shiply you just input the details of the move and the type of service you’re looking for (whether you just need a van and a driver, or a full-service complete with packing and unpacking) and wait for the quotes to arrive in your inbox.
Use apps to split your bills
If you’re living with other people, you’ll need to be doing a lot of cost-splitting. There’s the obvious stuff like rent and bills, but you might also like to split the cost of new furniture, your weekly food shop or concert tickets. It might be easy to just use a spreadsheet if there are only two of you, but for three or more housemates there are several apps around that can make life a lot easier like Acasa and Splitwise. Before you know it, you’ll be using it to split costs for all sorts of other situations like holidays with friends, stag/hen parties and splitting the cost of birthday presents.
Have people help you via TaskRabbit
Moving home can be a stressful time, and if you’re not a well-practised DIYer it can be a frustrating and drawn-out time before you’re settled with everything where you’d like it to be. Luckily there’s an app for that! There are a several apps where people can register as a tasker and be paid to do odd jobs for people – this includes things like putting up shelves or assembling furniture. If you think you’ll struggle to find the time and/or patience for this, there’ll be someone else to give you a hand.
Let your shopping come to you!
There’s a subscription service for everything now. Perfect for busy people (everyone) and means less time shopping for essentials. For food there’s HelloFresh where you can get recipes and their corresponding ingredients delivered every week. You even get to choose which recipes you want to receive in advance from the weekly menu. These services mean you can spend more time enjoying your new home and less time planning meals and visiting the supermarket.
With non-food items, there are many companies do deliveries now from clothes to contact lenses and beauty products.
Green your home
If you’re looking to make your new home an environmentally-friendly zone, there are so many companies around now that can make this easier for you. Many of these companies are also subscriptions which post everything to your door regularly – be it weekly, monthly or quarterly depending on the product. Types of green companies include those for bamboo toothbrushes (not plastic) and recycled toilet paper – you’ll never be caught short again!