You’ve just found your dream and plans are underway to move in, but there’s one problem, however. The moving service looks set to cost you an arm and a leg hence immediately killing the enthusiasm that comes with moving into a new home.
As much as hiring a moving company comes a long way in easing all the logistics, it can sometimes prove to be a difficult affair pocket wise. Here are a few tips to facilitate moving into a new house on a tight budget.
Assess your budget
Knowing your budget and prioritizing to stick by it ensures you won’t break the bank to spend more than what you already have. What amount of money are you willing to set aside with regards to moving? That should be a key question as your moving budget also affects the repairs or enhancement budget of your new house.
Weigh in your options
Sketch all your preferred options and critically decide what best suits your immediate need. That includes laying all the options which include hiring a moving service or practising some do it yourself methods for the same. While hiring a moving company will massively be efficient in helping settle down into your new home, Do it yourself methods will cut the expenses that come with moving.
Use what you have
Boxes are the building block of any moving procedure. Purchasing a whole lot of boxes to facilitate moving can only be an expensive affair. By virtue of boxes being an easily available commodity, take it upon yourself to find them for free from stores that would want to dispose of theirs or get some from friends. You can also use sheets and blankets as packaging materials by employing them as wrappers to cover other home items.
Take only what you needss
Moving with all your commodities can negatively affect your limited moving budget. It is therefore essential to have a priority list ranging from the most important commodity to the least important. You can then donate or turn all the unnecessary stuff in for cash. That will therefore reduce the moving cost if you’re hiring a moving company.
Moving with a minimal budget can also be made possible by having friends and family help you in packing, moving and finally unpacking when in the new house. It can be quite difficult to convince someone to help you can’t dismiss reaching out to a person or two for a favour.
Moving can be a nerve-wracking experience especially if you want to do so on a budget, but being creative and getting out of your comfort zone will come in handy in helping you out.