How To Move On A Budget

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David Hucks
David Hucks
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

How To Move On A Budget

Occasionally, life presents you with the opportunity to start afresh in a new place. Despite the excitement, the emotional and physical stress of moving makes it very challenging for families. Additionally, you have to plan the process- whether you do it yourself or hire a moving service. Fortunately, there are budget-friendly ways to move to save yourself from financial stress.

  1. Declutter your home 

It may come as a surprise, but while you plan to move on a tight budget, you can make some money from your home before you move. Gather all the valuable items you don’t need as you declutter your closet and attic. Consider if you will still need some of those personal belongings. If not, you should consider selling them to make some extra cash. For example, you can sell an old bicycle. 

Although it may bring back sweet memories, ask yourself whether it’s worth keeping. Or, suppose you own a boat; however, you are moving to an area with no water bodies. In that case, you may want to sell it before you move. Once you decide on the items you wish to sell, you can find intelligent ways to deal with a garage sale or sell it online in a neighborhood Facebook community.

2. Throw some things away 

When you declutter as you prepare to move, there are many things you will be surprised to find. Think about the clothes you used to wear when you were a teenager. Some of those clothes are gathering dust and cobwebs in the attic. Look at it this way. Your moving is a perfect time to offload the extra baggage you move around with and the emotional attachments you carry with it. It may be challenging due to the emotions and memories attached. However, you will need to see the value of making memories with people rather than objects. Once you can throw away some things, you can make peace with yourself and move to start a new life.

3. Don’t overspend on your new home

New Home

Understandably, you have big plans for your new home! There is so much to purchase, from pretty decorations to luxury furniture to make your living space appealing and unique. However, this may cause you to overspend and have less money to handle your moving expenses. Instead, create a list of all the items you may need. You can weigh the items individually to see which ones you may need urgently to make life a bit easier as you settle in. 

You may focus on what to think about as you look for a new home. One temptation you can avoid to save you some cash is decorating your new home even before settling into it. Settle into your new home before you start sprucing it up. The catch here is once you can hold yourself from buying now, you can save yourself some cash by moving the new items to your new home.

With these three tips, you would have an easy and affordable move to your new home.

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