Moving to a new house can be an expensive time. However, you don’t have to max out your credit cards and bleed your bank account dry. It is actually very easy to move on a budget! Still not convinced you can do it cheaply? Here are some fantastic handy tips to help you save some pennies when moving house.
Be Thorough With Your Planning--
If you don’t plan your move, you will likely have to waste money on unexpected purchases. So it is a good idea to create a plan for the whole moving process. Write down what you want to do in the month or two running up to the move. This way, you won’t forget to forward your mail, inform your energy companies, and all the other small tasks that are so easy to forget. It will also give you plenty of time to pack, which can help you stay calm throughout the move.
Find A Moving Company You Can Trust--
When you are looking for a moving company, you should contact a few different ones to see who much they will charge you for the job. But remember that the cheapest company might not necessarily be the best company. Ask friends or family for recommendations. You should also take into consideration how far you are moving. If you cross state lines, the quotes for your job should increase. But you will find lots of competitive prices from firms such as Century Van Lines. Especially if you book them with plenty of advance warning.
Don’t Forget Meals--
Lots of people tend to forget this. Most of your things will be packed should be packed well in advance of moving day. That means you may not have access to your kitchen stuff for a few days before you move. So rather than spending money on expensive takeaways and ready meals, remember to do some batch cooking before you pack. Cook a few casseroles or stews and then portion them up. Freeze each portion. That way, you can take out as many portions as you need for dinner and reheat them in the microwave.
Use Second Hand Boxes--
You will need lots of cardboard boxes to pack everything in. You can, of course, buy some new ones. But this isn’t going to help your budget! Instead, ask friends or relatives who have recently moved if they have any spare boxes you can have. You should also save any boxes that you get any Amazon orders in.
Get a House Service--
Make sure you have a survey on your new home. They can be quite expensive, but will save you money in the long run. The survey will tell you if your new home has any unexpected work that needs to be done. It can end up being a lot cheaper to have a survey done rather than moving home only to find out you need to start a renovation project!
Hopefully, these tips will help you save some cash while moving house. And the whole thing will go as smoothly as possible!