How to stick to your moving budget?
Whether you’ve been through the moving process before or not, you know that one of the biggest problems when moving is trying to stick to a budget. The process causes you so much stress and confusion that it almost makes the moving experience un-enjoyable. Don’t let that get to your head though; it’s not over yet. There are a few things you can do to insure that you stay within your budget range without taking away the joyful experience of moving.
Moving companies charge
The first and most important factor you need to focus on is making sure you are only bringing what is absolutely necessary along with you. About 6 weeks in advance, start going through your items one room a time and getting rid of the things you will not need to bring with you. The reason this is so important is because moving companies base how much they charge you on how much weight you will be moving. Keeping your moving weight down is a great way to stay on budget!
stay within your budget
Another smart decision to stay within your budget is to find an online moving calculator. These are websites that allow you to type in where you will be moving from and where your new location is along with what items you are transporting. The calculator assesses your information and will give you a rough estimate of how much it will cost you. If you are over budget, you know that you probably need to remove a few items!
What kind of moving service will you need?
You should also determine whether or not you would be hiring a moving company in full. Most moving companies give you three options: rent a truck and do the rest on your own, rent a truck and a driver but do the loading and unloading on your own or rent a truck, driver and have a company crew do the loading and unloading for you. Depending on your budget you may not be able to have the whole crew so do some research and see which companies have low rates and offer good deals.
Your moving experience should be an exciting time, not a stressful one. Take the above budget savers into consideration next time you are considering a move and spare yourself another headache!