Like most life changing moments, moving can become a costly investment. Between the truck, deposits and new purchases, it seems we spend a small fortune even before the ink dries. Still, with everything still to be done- and the anticipation of what’s yet to come- we can overlook the money flying out the window. But when there is a way to save a few bucks here or there, we want to help you make it happen, and with our 4 top tips, you’ll be sure to stick to your moving day budget, no matter what it is.
If you ask us, one of the greatest things about moving is the opportunity to remove unwanted or unused junk. Of course the mementos will stay: Grandma’s china set, your wedding album and the kid’s box of “firsts”; but still, this is THE moment to purge your unwanted items.
And thinning your stuff out isn’t just about moving with less- it will save you money too. With fewer things to transport, you can potentially save money on the size or quantity of trucks as well as the gas needed to go back and forth. Fewer things mean a quicker move and that will always save you money in the long run.
If you want to stick to a budget, then the most important thing is to know your budget. Proactively call around to your future utility companies, investigate all of your known deposits and account for those expenses accordingly. While there will still be many unknown costs throughout your move, by prearranging these, you will be better off from the start.
One of the largest financial losses during the moving process doesn’t even have to do with moving into your NEW home- but, is about how you leave your current home. For people that rent, losing their rental deposit usually means a loss of $1k+ and that can be a huge burden- especially when anticipating that return. To keep yourself from losing out, make sure to keep the house in pristine condition and most importantly clean and polish the house upon your departure.
Did you know that most people move during the summertime? With the kids out of school, this is the time that people take advantage of to get their move done right. As such, it would make sense that this is a busier than normal time for moving companies and their prices would reflect that. Take this into account when planning your move, and if you can, opt for a low season transition to allow the companies to not only be available but potentially be offered at a discount as well.
It doesn’t have to be a money pit every time you find a new place to call home if you work with the right company from the start. At New Generation Movers, we want the best for you in every situation- and that includes saving you money with quick, successful transports. Be proactive, call around and set a budget that works best for you- we’ll do the rest.