Saving money can be tough when you have a super tight budget. Here are some quick budget saving tips when moving that everyone Needs to Know. Moving Tips for simplifying a move and keep you organized.
Quick Budget Saving Tips When Moving!
Congratulations! You’ve found a new home to move in with your family. As you know moving can be an incredibly stressful ordeal. Growing up in a military family moving is the norm. My father served over 20 years in the Army. My mom delivered a well-developed system and the whole family got on board.
Even when you are excited about moving it can still cause financial stress and worry. You want to spend less if you can and there are several ways you can reach this goal. You may even be able to take the money you save and buy something nice for your new home.
Organize & Purge
The quickest way to save money is to eliminate any extra items that you don’t really need to take with you.
It’s hard enough living with clutter. It’s even harder trying to move with clutter! Donate or have a yard sale before you start packing up. You may even be able to take a tax deduction for donating to a charity. Have a yard sale is a great idea to earn money that can further help with your move.
Really my favorite tips are the ones that save money. It is all about those budget saving tips when moving.
Reasons why it is important to purge
- You will have less to unpack in your new home
- Your new home will be easier to organize/clean
- You’ll save money. The less you have to move, the less it will cost to move it.
- Your home will be easier to stage (if you are selling)
Do Your Homework
If you are using a moving company do your research before booking an appointment. Read the fine print to see if they charge extra based on weight. You also want to know how many workers are included, how much time you get, and any fuel surcharges. Summer is naturally the busiest time of year for movers, so if possible try to move in the off-season for better rates.
Don’t Pay For Boxes
If you didn’t hire professionals or you want to start packing before the movers come it is time to stock up on boxes. More often than not, you can get high-quality sturdy boxes without paying for them.
Boxes that printer paper comes in are sturdy and usually have a lid. If you work in an office or have friends that do, you should be able to find these boxes easily. They also making stacking and organizing your boxes much easier. These are a perfect size for kid’s items or even dishes. Check with your local grocery or drug store to see when the best time is to pick up boxes. Most stores put them out early in the morning.
You will often find ads on Craigslist or local Facebook groups where people are giving away boxes/packing supplies right after they finished moving.
Having a hard time finding boxes? Look for moving companies that offer reusable plastic boxes for rent – you’ll not be disappointed with your decision.
Labeling your boxes
Labeling your boxes is so important. As you are packaging your items have a sharpie marker on hand. When labeling your boxes, make sure you label the tops as well as the sides. This will enable you to know the contents of a box when another one is stacked on top of it.
You’ll also want to make sure you mark boxes with breakables “FRAGILE” so you the movers don’t accidentally toss them down the stairs!
Don’t Pay Anyone To Pack For You
Start saving your newspapers for a couple of months before the move to help you wrap breakable items. Instead of packing blankets and towels, use them to wrap pictures in frames or other large pieces.
Do you have any favorite Budget Savings Moving Tips When Moving or ideas that have been helpful to you? Share with us in the comments!
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