Unwanted moving expenses are a very common occurrence. But, if you plan everything ahead, think everything through, and prepare on time you can avoid them. Of course, we will show you some ways to do this and go easier on your wallet. So, here is how to avoid unwanted moving expenses.
How to earn money before relocation – decluttering edition
Since you are planning a relocation obviously you should consider decluttering before packing. That way you will avoid bringing with you items you no longer need/use. Surely there are some household items in your home that are just “dust collectors”. Well, by doing this you can earn some money. When you declutter everything sort items. Some things will be for recycling. But some will be in good condition and you can sell them online. There are apps for that as well so you don’t even have to border a lot and you earn some cash. That is a cool way since relocations can get quite costly.
Ways to get free stuff for your move
You will be needing some packing supplies. All those household items need to be prepared and packed carefully. But some packing materials like moving boxes you can get for free. Just ask around the big stores near you. Most of them are simply throwing them away or recycling them so they won’t mind giving them to you so you can pack all your stuff. When it comes to moving box dividers you can make those on your own using some pieces of cardboard you have around the house.
How to avoid unwanted moving expenses on your moving day
You know how long you will be traveling so prepare for this road! Buy everything you need in advance. Bring food, water, wet wipes, a spare set of clothes, meds – everything you think might come handy. That way you will avoid eating and buying snacks on the road. That is a good way to cut your moving expenses.
Spending money to save money
If you have some valuable items that might be fragile (piano, art, or such) you might want to consider hiring professional movers to pack them and transport them to your new address. They are equipped for such tasks and that way you will avoid any damage to all your valuable items and you know how expensive piano repairs can be. So as you can see you are spending money to save money.
Write down everything
This is a great trick for saving money. You can even use some apps for this but by writing down you can actually see all the little expenses that in the end amount to be quite big so write everything down and you will have a much better insight.