4 Ways to Stay True to Your Budget Amidst Moving to a New City

Monday, May 28, 2018, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

Any move is hard on the budget. What can you do to stay on track and keep costs as low as possible?

We have four handy tips that will make it easier for your move to another city or state.

4 Ways to Stay True to Your Budget Amidst Moving to a New City

  1. Insure Your Belongings

    Making sure you cover the basics like having insurance to replace anything that is broken during the move is an excellent way to stick to the budget.

    When you have things that get lost or damaged, you likely do not have money set aside for replacements. With insurance, you know that anything broken is going to get replaced.

  2. Hire a Professional Mover

    You know what the cost will be upfront when you hire moving companies to move your belongings. You can add in packing fees, mileage, or estimates of fuel costs by talking with the representatives about the prices they charge for each service.

    To stay on track, all you have to do is make calls ahead of time and get estimates on paper from firms that make your short list. You can use these estimates to ensure that the company gives you that price as long as it is within 30 days of the moving date.

  3. Get Rid of Things You Do Not Want or Need to Move

    Reducing the amount of items you have to load on the truck will keep labor hours down for the moving company.

    When your final bill comes due, you will not be paying for things that you plan to get rid of down the road if you toss them now. Think of it as making room for stuff you find in your new city.

  4. Stock the Refrigerator with Easy Meals and Snacks

    To reduce the money you spend on fast food and eating at restaurants while packing and moving, you can add extra lunch meat, heat and eat meals, quick-fix items like eggs, and protein shakes to the refrigerator for quick access.

    Be sure to keep cold water and flavored drinks ready so that there is always an ice-cold drink refreshment for the family as you work. You can always store the extra in a cooler for the drive, so nothing gets wasted.

To stay on track with your new move, planning ahead will get you everywhere. There are many ways that you can reduce the money you spend, but insuring your property and hiring a reputable moving agent that offers warranties and protection guarantees is one of the best ways to reduce what you will spend in the end.

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Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan also enjoys researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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