Moving can be expensive, which is why it’s important to set a budget prior to moving and stick to it. Unfortunately, though, unexpected expenses may pop up, and you may find yourself needing to stretch your moving budget. Here are a few tips that can help you stretch your moving budget.
● Have a Moving Sale
One of the ways you can stretch your moving budget is by having a moving sale. Moving sales go by different names, including yard sales, garage sales, and rummage sales. Regardless of the name, the basic concept is the same: you hold a sale in your yard, driveway, or house and put out items for sale that you no longer need, want, or use. Not only can this help to bring in extra money that you can apply toward your moving fund, but it also helps you to get rid of clutter. Getting rid of things you don't need can also help to decrease the cost of your move.
● Try to Move During the Slow Season
During the summer months and periods of time that children are out of school, such as spring break or winter break, movers are more busy than during random weeks in the fall, winter, or spring. If you can move during these random weeks, you can save money on your move. If you are unable to move during the slow season, try to plan your move for a weekday. Movers generally cost a bit more on weekends and holidays.
● Compare the Moving Options that are Available to You
One of the mistakes you can make when moving is not comparing the costs of all the moving options available to you. Many people think that moving their belongings themselves is the cheapest route. However, after you pay for a moving truck, gas, hotels and your time, hiring a mover may actually wind up being comparable in cost. Always compare moving options to learn which one may be ideal for your budget.
● Get Your Deposits Back
Finally, be sure to get back all of the deposits that you are entitled to after you move. You may have deposits with utility companies or a landlord. Don't forget to give these people your new address and inquire about getting your deposit back.
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