BUDGETING THE MOVE
Moving to the new apartment may seem exciting but the overall move process is tiring and expensive. Catering the moving boxes and hiring the rental truck alone can increase the overall cost of the move. With the help of a professional moving company, you can save money and time. Apart from this, there are other ways to cut the moving costs. These 5 budgeting tips will help you to save money on your next move.
Figure out how much you want to spend
First, you should figure out how much money you want to spend on the moving process before contacting the moving companies. This will help you to keep the moving process flowing smoothly. The moving budget that you set will determine what kind of services you can avail. After taking moving expenses into account, you will also know the amount of money you have for traveling.
Divide the Budget
After you have allocated money for moving, you need to divide the money into different categories. Different spending areas include supplies, food, transportation and movers cost. Some areas such as food items are fluid in nature so make two columns to track the actual and estimated expenses. Creating the sheet will help you to manage the move budget easily. If you have spent more in an area, you can cut the expenses and make it up in another one.
Beware of the hidden costs
Make money from the junk
When you are packing for the new home, you will find many items that you do not need anymore. Instead of packing the junk and bringing it to the new location, you should hold a garage sale and sell all these things. If you still have anything left after the garage sale, donate the goods to the local charity. When you make a donation make sure that you get a receipt for the donations and you will get tax deductions for your good actions. Few boxes mean that you have already saved a large chunk of moving cost and apart from this, you will have less clutter in the new home or office.