Are you looking to move, but don’t have the money to do it? Don’t worry, you can still get on with your move without breaking the bank. We will give you tips on how to move on a budget. So, whether you are renovating your home and need to move out temporarily, or are just looking for cheap ways to relocate, Here are some helpful advice.
Plan your move ahead of time
It’s easy to get caught up in planning your move and sorting out your belongings that you tend to forget a few other important things. To avoid this, make a calendar of things you need to do and settle. Such as planning your disconnection dates for your utilities so you don’t get charged another month even after your move; in addition to this, schedule the connection of your utilities in your new home as well, you wouldn’t want to get your new place only to find out you still don’t have electricity. Don’t forget to file a change of address online using the post office’s website. This won’t take long and will surely save you the hassle of losing your mail.
Make a budget for your move
Don’t just assume your move will be cheap because it probably won’t. So, before you start packing, sit down and make a list of all the expenses you will incur moving. Don’t forget to write down everything, even small things like tolls, gas, and food on the road if you are driving during your relocation; this could amount to hundreds of dollars so plan for this budget breaker.
If you are planning on doing your moving on your own rather than hiring professionals, then organization is key. Don’t leave things until the day before or the morning of your move; start sorting out what you need to pack at least one week prior (making sure to check that dates off on your calendar), this way it gives you more time and less stress. Labeling boxes are helpful as well; number them in order of where they need to go at the new home so you don’t have to unpack everything just to discover that box labeled kitchen belongs in the bathroom.
Packing and decluttering early
When it comes to packing for a move, less is more. The less you have to pack, the easier it will be. Start by going through your belongings and separating them into three piles: keep, donate, and throw away. Be ruthless in doing this. If you haven’t used something in the past year, chances are you won’t use them in the future. Sell anything you don’t want or need for a quick buck or donate them to your local charity and throw items that are broken or damaged beyond repair.
Categorizing your belongings before packing them would save you time unpacking. Knowing what’s inside the box and what area of your new home it belongs to settles you in your new home quicker.
Pack the items you want to keep in boxes and label them accordingly. Use recycled boxes to cut down on packing supply costs; Instead of bubble wrap use paper towels or old newspaper to save more money and is more eco-friendly. Don’t forget to disassemble large furniture if you can such as beds and desks, if not ask help from friends and family.
If you need to find a space to store your belongings you don’t want to keep in your new home but can’t part with, consider renting a storage unit or asking family members if they have any extra space for your keepsakes.
Hiring professional movers
Consider hiring professionals to move your belongings. Get quotations from different companies and, if possible, have them over for an on-site quotation. Doing this over the phone or internet is not as reliable as you think.
Having professionals would save you a ton of heavy lifting and time, may it be packing the truck for your move or unloading your belongings to your new home.
Moving is an expensive process, but it doesn’t have to be. If you are looking for cheap ways to relocate or need a temporary place while renovating your home, there are many resources available that can help make the move less costly.
We hope our tips on how to move on a budget were helpful and informative! Now go out and enjoy the rest of your day with some peace-of-mind knowing that you’ve saved money by following these simple steps. You deserve it! Call us at (617)787-3528 if we can further assist in any way. Our team at Boston Best Rate Movers will gladly help whether it’s informing you about other economical relocation options or maybe even helping with hiring movers at affordable rates who will get all your belongings moved safely without breaking the bank.