It’s taken you years to get here, but you’ve finally found the home of your dreams. Now, you’re planning the move. Your budget is pretty spent from the cost of buying a home, but you still need to move. There’s the cost of a moving company, moving supplies, gas, utility setup, transportation costs, and so much more to pay for. How in the world will you get it all done on such a small budget? With these easy tips listed below:
Get a Little Help
If you’re really strapped for cash right now, there’s nothing wrong with getting a little help to move. There are personal installment loans you can apply for to get as much as $1250. You have to be at least 18, have a verifiable address and income, as well as a valid bank account. If approved, you could have the cash in your account within one business day. That’s a decent budget for a move.
Schedule the Move Right
Most consumers don’t know this, but there are peak moving times when moving expenses are higher. If you want to save money, you’ll need to schedule your move for the right time. Steer clear of scheduling at the beginning or end of the month, weekends, or during the summer if possible as these are the peak moving times.
Condense As Much as Possible
The more you have to pack the more you’re going to pay. To save yourself time and money, you need to condense as much as possible. Go through each room and remove anything that’s damaged or that you no longer need. Discard things of no use and sell or donate what’s left.
Pack Yourself
Although it would be nice to have professional movers come to pack your things for you, it’s simply something you can’t afford. Save money and pack yourself. If you have a lot of things, ask friends and family to help you out. Even if you have to treat them to dinner it’s a lot cheaper than paying a mover.
Get Free Moving Supplies
Don’t pay for things like boxes and bubble wrap when you can get it for free. You can reuse boxes you find anywhere including printer boxes from the office, boxes outside near a dumpster, and boxes from old appliances you had around the house. You can use your own linens to keep your fragile items secure. Wrap towels or sheets around the glass, electronics, and appliances.
Buy Insurance
This may seem like the opposite of saving money, but it’s quite the contrary. Many people neglect to buy moving insurance and end up paying big time in the end. Though moving companies are experts at what they do, and try their best not to bring any harm to your belongings, sometimes things just happen. Insurance gets the cost of the damage to your things covered. If you don’t have it, however, you have to suffer the loss and pay to get it repaid yourself.
Moving can really be costly, but it’s something you have to do. If you’ve just bought the home of your dreams and are strapped for cash to move, there are still solutions to getting it done. Use the above-mentioned tips when planning your move. Perhaps you’ll have a bit of cash left over to buy something nice for your new digs.