Moving into a new house is the start of an exciting new chapter in your life. Whether you’ve purchased a home of your own, or are moving into a rental, there are significant costs involved. Your excitement can soon be replaced by stress and financial worry. Though some initial costs are unavoidable, there are many ways you can save money during the moving process. You deserve to celebrate your move, and a few extra dollars can go a long way.
Apply some of these easy hacks to stretch your moving budget further. Save more money to spend on decorating and a celebratory bottle of bubbly when you’re all settled.
Plan Ahead, De-Clutter, and Sell What You Don’t Need
The best way to save money while you move is to plan ahead. Leaving everything to the last minute and rushing through the process will not end well for your bank account. Go through everything you own and decide what you want to take, and what you can do without. And yes, that includes all those boxes you’ve had down in your basement forever.
If you’ve got a family, it’s likely your kids have grown out of some of their toys and clothes. Collect items that are of decent quality and sell them online. There are loads of platforms where you can sell your unwanted things to people who could use them. One person’s trash is another’s treasure. You can make some extra cash, plus it’s fewer items to pack up and move.
Salvage What You Can
It can be tempting just to get rid of everything and start fresh. But this will cost a lot of money. Though it’s important to sell off things you don’t need, it’s equally as valuable to salvage what you can. If you are planning on ditching something to buy a newer model, think about whether it’s essential. Maybe your coffee table still has some life in it, and just needs a fresh coat of stain. There’s no need to waste money buying new items if you have a perfectly good one in front of you.
If there are items in your house that have expired, then use Kohls coupons to save money on purchasing new ones. That way, you can start fresh with quality items that don’t cost a fortune.
Cut Costs on Moving Fees
Hiring a moving van and paying for labor can add up quickly. Ask around and see if you can pull any favors within your family or friendship groups. If you can enlist some people to help you move your things, you can save on the cost of hiring people. If no one has a large van, you can hire a moving van and drive it yourself once it’s loaded up.
Don’t be afraid to reach out for help on social platforms and Facebook groups. It’s likely you will find people who will charge half the cost and aren’t part of a large company. If you do choose to schedule movers, aim to do so during off-peak times. On the weekends, they will charge a higher rate, so, if you can, try to book for a weekday.