With some companies offering incredibly cheap moves, however, if you can fit into the requirements they have for cheap moves, then you really should take one of them up on it.
Can you share a van? -- If you are moving an entire house-worth of furniture and belongings, chances are you will not be able to share a van. Not unless you do not mind giving away or selling many of your belongings.
If you can reduce the amount of belongings you have, though, to just a few bags and boxes, you could end up with the cheapest move ever. This is due to all your belongings being able to fit into a van holding the belongings of three to four other people. While it may not be ideal, it is certainly a cheap way to do it.
Be flexible with move dates -- If you are rigid with move dates, you will probably find yourself having to pay much more for your move than you wanted to.
Book your move well in advance, though, and be very flexible as to how long it will take for your belongings to get to you/ As long as you do not mind waiting a week or two, you could find this is a wonderful way to save money.
Basic insurance -- While some people add their own insurance policies on top of what a typical removal company offers, there are many cases where this is not necessary.
If you can stick with the basic insurance a removals company offers, then there is no need to pay extra for a more expensive policy you will probably never have any use for.