August 4, 2020 2 min to read
A beginner’s guide to creating a budget for moving
Category : Home and Garden, Lifestyle
Each year, about 10% of all Americans end up packing up their belongings and moving into a new home. Unfortunately, this process can be expensive, complicated, and stressful. There’s a lot to consider when you’re about to move, including costs.
A budget for moving might just be able to help you save money, lower your stress levels, and ensure that you enjoy the entire experience. This time around, don’t let yourself become burdened with budgetary worries – just follow this guide.
Creating a Budget for Moving: Step-By-Step Guide
Moving can be a stressful and expensive process, but there are several things you can do to make any move more comfortable, more affordable, and more relaxed. The sooner you begin to prepare for your upcoming move, the less stress you’ll feel on moving day.
If you’ve been wondering how to take charge of your next move and save money in the process, this guide can help.
Once you know how much you’ll need to spend on supplies, equipment, and services, you can start saving and stop stressing.
1. Start Early
The sooner you know where you’re moving and when your move-in date is, the more time you’ll have to plan, save, and execute a flawless move. It can be tempting to put-off budgeting and planning until your move is only a week or two away.
But waiting until the last minute to figure out what supplies you’ll need, what equipment you may need to rent, and how much stuff you have to move can be disastrous. You may find yourself doling out excess cash on unexpected expenses.
2. Consider Moving Distance
As soon as you know that you’re going move, go ahead and begin considering the moving distance. After all, if your next home is only a few miles down the road, you might be able to rent a moving van for an hour or two and save some money.
However, if you own a lot of furniture and you’re making a cross-country move, you’ll need to consider a long-term van rental or a moving company. The distance can help you determine a base cost for your move.
Understanding just how much stuff you’ll need to move is also essential. That’s why it’s wise to create a household inventory before purchasing boxes.
3. Create a Household Inventory
Creating a full household inventory can be a time-consuming process, especially if you’re using a pen and paper. That’s because a household inventory is a list of every item currently inside of your home.
While temporary goods like foods don’t need to be accounted for, furniture, personal belongings, bedding, clothing, and pretty much everything else…
Continue reading the article and learn more about moving on Daisy Linden’s blog.