Moving to a new home is not only stressful, but it can also be pretty expensive too. With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at some of the best money tips for moving house that may enable you to be a little more frugal when your next move comes around.
Shop around for the best rent or mortgage deals
Before you even think about packing up and moving, it’s important if you want to be frugal, that you shop around to finds the best rent or mortgage deals around. The first landlord or mortgage lender you find may not necessarily be the best or most affordable, so take your time and ensure you choose wisely and spend the least amount of money possible on your new home.
Make a plan
When it comes to moving, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. Try to think about everything that moving entails and how much each element of the move will cost, then see if you can do it cheaper., get as many removal company quotes as you can, look online to see which store has the cheapest packing supplies, and… well you get the idea with that.
Get rid of clutter
The more stuff you have, the more time and money you are going to need to invest in packing, moving, and potentially storing it. That’s why, before your move, it makes perfect sense for you to ditch the clutter by any means possible. It can be difficult to let go of the possessions you have accumulated over the years, but if you want to be frugal, it’s time to get ruthless, and chances are once you’ve got rid of the stuff you neither need nor love, you really won’t miss it in the end. You would, however, miss the extra money that transporting that clutter could cost. So, be sure to get your Marie Kondo on before you move.
Obviously, it’s not always possible to moe at a particular time, but if you are able to do so, scheduling your move for an off-peak time is a good way to get a great deal on the process. Fall and winter tend to be slow for the moving industry, which means removal companies often have more competitive price packages at these times, whereas the sun and warmth of summer encourage moves and the companies hike their prices up to capitalize from that.
Choose the cheapest days
Fridays and weekends tend to be the most popular days to move, which again means the price for weekend moves is often higher than it is during the rest of the week. So, by choosing a weekday Monday – Thursday for your next house move, you could save some much-needed money and cut the cost of your relocation.
Don’t pay for packaging
Friends, family, local stores, and sites like Craigslist are all good places to find free cardboard boxes and other important packing supplies so try them first before you buy what you need.
Moving may be expensive, but you can still make savings!