These easy budgeting tips will help you save money as you move.
From new job opportunities to a simple change of scenery, many factors prompt residential moves. Often, people move for economic reasons. But while a move might signal a more promising future, the process can be financially painful in and of itself. Follow these simple tips to keep your moving budget in check:
1. Keep Eating at Home
Between a kitchen in transit and the general desire to avoid cooking and dishes, it’s easy to see why so many people in the midst of moving eat most of their meals out. This can add up quickly, however, especially if most meals occur at sit-down restaurants. Keep a small set of cooking supplies at each location so you can whip up meals easily. Plan simple recipes with minimal ingredients.
2. Take Care with Utilities
Not all utility companies are willing to prorate, so as you switch residences, determine which approach will best prevent you from paying double your usual utility bills.
3. Hold a Garage Sale
You probably don’t need all the items in your current home; keep in mind, the more things you move, the costlier it’ll be. Make a small profit from unwanted possessions by holding a garage sale or selling things on eBay.
4. Pack Carefully
Clumsily packed items could see damage during your move, forcing you to purchase replacements upon arrival. Use bubble wrap for fragile items, and select a trustworthy mover known for handling all objects with care.
Implement just one or two of the frugal tactics outlined above, and you’ll save a bundle on your next move. Of course, the easiest way to save is to select the right moving company. Look to Nilson Van & Storage for affordable moving help. Contact us to get started and to request a quote for your upcoming residential move.