If you are currently in the process of planning a move, there are many important factors to consider about the moving process. One of these aspects to consider is your budget. Moving is never free, and there will be a lot of financial decisions to make before you officially move. We know how important staying within a budget is to our customers, that is why we are sharing 5 ways to save for a move.
- Reduce Spending
Once you have decided to begin the move process, cut back on extra spending as much as possible. Small sacrifices can make a big difference in your finances. For example, save on your grocery bill by shopping at one of the more affordable grocery stores such as Aldi or Save A Lot. Cut back on your entertainment costs by eliminating monthly subscriptions such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, prepared meals, and gym memberships. Furthermore, consider a “no spend month” where you don’t spend on anything except essential items like food and housing.
- Plan Ahead
Anytime you move, there are always additional items that you will need to purchase for your new home. Items such as toilet brushes, trash cans, bath mats, shower curtains, bedding, paint, décor, and furniture are commonly purchased during a move. Plan ahead by purchasing a few items a week, that way you can budget for these items and have them on hand during move-in day.
The average American spends about $40 a week on gas. You can easily save on gas money and help the environment by carpooling with co-workers, friends, and family. Forty extra dollars a week can add up faster than you think!
- Have a Yard Sale
Yard sales are a great way to not only make additional money but also get rid of all the unwanted items you do not want to take with you to your new home. Save the profits from your yard sale and put it toward your moving costs.
- Use CityPointe
CityPointe is a great resource for anyone who is planning a cross-country move. CityPointe is a real estate referral program that can earn you cashback on your move. Learn more about how CityPointe can save you money here.
No matter what your budget may be, Fry-Wagner wants you to feel confident about your financial decisions during the move process. We are here to help you better understand ways to save. To receive a quote for your upcoming move, contact us today!