Moving is not cheap — even if you move through the city and it is a relatively small undertaking. Moving involves not only the expense of finding a new location and hiring a real estate agent to sell your old one but also hiring a moving company that you can trust to provide all the supplies that you need to make a move.
Budgeting well in advance for a transfer is the best way to get prepared and deal with any financial challenges that may come in the way. The analysis is important so that you don’t spend too much. Here are a few tips on how to budget your move:
Start to Save
If you’ve saved nothing, or you’ve got a little, start saving as soon as you know about the move. To keep everything straight open a separate account for moving expenses and draw from that account.
Besides saving a portion of your income, you can also sell off your spare car or furniture that doesn’t fit in the new location. Hold a garage sale and get rid of old clothes, memorabilia and toys for extra cash to bring in.
If you rent, inquire for getting the deposit of cleaning/damage back on your house, which you paid upfront when you first moved in. Tell your boss to pay you for not taken holiday days. You’ll probably need a few days off work to handle the move, so get money wherever you can.
When you’re moving, you don’t have to buy something expensive. In the grocery store, you can find bags, or ask family and friends about all the boxes and bins they’ve sat around. Instead of purchasing bubble wrap, a crumpled newspaper is used to safeguard the collectibles and plates.
Your choice of moving company will make or break your budget. Figure out what each company pays when searching around for prices, and ask for a summary. A bill with secret or unexpected fees on it is the best way to split your budget.
Don’t pick the movers you’re talking to first. Costs vary according to a client, and you get at least a few figures.
Contact Your Hometown Movers
Your Hometown Movers will be your first phone call for your next small transfer or fast haul. We can give you a free estimate, and book a convenient appointment for you. We’ll help save you money. Contact us today!