Moving on A budget

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Moving into a new home can be one of the largest undertakings of your life. Moving demands lots of time and effort – not to mention money. You have to budget yourself to provide the cost of hiring a moving company, as well as the cost of boxes and packaging materials – and any other expenses that may arise.  As an example, you may be extending your budget in case you have to take off of work, or put your children in daycare during your moving day to make the process easier for you, as well as them. If you’re on a tight budget, however, there’s a number of fantastic ways to save cash. Here’s some essential tips.

A. Get a Fixed Moving Price

Many moving companies provide a loose estimate of the costs for your move. This isn’t a fixed price – it’s a rough quote. Usually this estimate will be inflated on the day of the move, and you’re going to pay much more than the original quote deployed to hook you in. Noah’s Ark Moving always provides an exact, guaranteed price, rather than a rough estimate.

 

B. Take What You Need

The best time to clean out all your old junk that you don’t need is when you’re packing to move. Doesn’t it sound appealing to start the next chapter of your life with a clean slate, without dragging around all the ephemeral junk that you don’t need or want anymore. Instead of putting all your unwanted goods into a heavy large box and dragging it into your new home, take the extra time to go through your belongings, and discard anything that you don’t want anymore. Not only will you save money by moving less stuff, but you could actually make money by having a garage sale with all the unwanted items, adding some funds to your moving budget.

 

C. Save Money on Packaging

Minimizing your packaging supplies is a great way to save money. Use old newspapers and magazines to wrap up precious items rather than purchasing new bubble wrap or packing material.

 

D. Be aware of the Moving Date

Plan your move way in advance. If the date is somewhat flexible., check out some different days and times of the year to see which ones will be cheapest for you. Summer is typically a busy time for moving, and may be more expensive than moving during the winter. Additionally, weekend moves are usually more expensive than one’s performed during the middle of the week. The first week and last week of every month are much more expensive than the middle two weeks – and the first and final days of every month are the most expensive out of all of them.

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Moving on A budget

Movingonabudget

Moving into a new home can be one of the largest undertakings of your life. Moving demands lots of time and effort – not to mention money. You have to budget yourself to provide the cost of hiring a moving company, as well as the cost of boxes and packaging materials – and any other expenses that may arise.  As an example, you may be extending your budget in case you have to take off of work, or put your children in daycare during your moving day to make the process easier for you, as well as them. If you’re on a tight budget, however, there’s a number of fantastic ways to save cash. Here’s some essential tips.

A. Get a Fixed Moving Price

Many moving companies provide a loose estimate of the costs for your move. This isn’t a fixed price – it’s a rough quote. Usually this estimate will be inflated on the day of the move, and you’re going to pay much more than the original quote deployed to hook you in. Noah’s Ark Moving always provides an exact, guaranteed price, rather than a rough estimate.

 

B. Take What You Need

The best time to clean out all your old junk that you don’t need is when you’re packing to move. Doesn’t it sound appealing to start the next chapter of your life with a clean slate, without dragging around all the ephemeral junk that you don’t need or want anymore. Instead of putting all your unwanted goods into a heavy large box and dragging it into your new home, take the extra time to go through your belongings, and discard anything that you don’t want anymore. Not only will you save money by moving less stuff, but you could actually make money by having a garage sale with all the unwanted items, adding some funds to your moving budget.

 

C. Save Money on Packaging

Minimizing your packaging supplies is a great way to save money. Use old newspapers and magazines to wrap up precious items rather than purchasing new bubble wrap or packing material.

 

D. Be aware of the Moving Date

Plan your move way in advance. If the date is somewhat flexible., check out some different days and times of the year to see which ones will be cheapest for you. Summer is typically a busy time for moving, and may be more expensive than moving during the winter. Additionally, weekend moves are usually more expensive than one’s performed during the middle of the week. The first week and last week of every month are much more expensive than the middle two weeks – and the first and final days of every month are the most expensive out of all of them.

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