Do you have a pending move that is coming up soon? Are you looking for inexpensive ways to reduce your moving expenses? Are your friends now avoiding your phone calls because moving for the price of a large pizza and beverages is no longer going to cut it? There is no way that you can do a move by yourself either is it? Listed below are some things take into consideration that will make your moving experience flow smoothly.
The first thing that you want to do in the moving process is to have an actual budget. A budget should calculate some rough estimates so that you do not lose your shirt. By keeping a budget, you should also be able to track your expenditures so they do not get out of hand.
What are some of the items that are imperative to have on your budget list? There are many factors to look at. Do you own your existing residence or are you renting it? If you own your existing residence, you must calculate the sale of the property. If you cannot sell the property before you move, you may have to factor in the cost to keep the existing insurance on the house as well. There is also the expense of hiring a moving company to help you with your move. Lastly, you’re going to need to change your existing services which may include heating and air, electricity and other utilities. You are better able to control your budget if you can avoid some of the unforeseen costs that creep up during the moving process.
Do you have to take everything from your existing place to your new one? How did you accumulate all that stuff anyway? You may ponder getting rid of some of the extra stuff that is not crucial for you to take with you. By purging, you may be able to identify items that you actually need. For all of the extras, you may be able to sell it, give it away to friends or donate to your local Goodwill office. By reducing things you don’t need, you may actually limit the overall moving expense.
Did you know that moving companies give free moving estimates to those that are looking to move? This is a huge benefit that you can take advantage of when you are looking to compare prices with moving companies. Your moving expenses vary due to factors like distance to your new destination as well as labor needed to help you with your move. By getting more than one estimate, you benefit by making price comparisons with everything else being equal.
Do you also have some leeway as to the time you actually need to move? During holidays, summer months or particularly around the end of the month are peak times for moving companies. If you’re moving time is more flexible and you can move at another time outside of these peak time periods, your wallet will thank you for saving major coin.
It doesn’t have to be a nightmare if you plan for your next move. Those that properly plan their move can actually reduce their moving expenses and limit their stress level as well.