Many people mistakenly associate a move, whether domestic or international, with spending a lot of money. While it’s true that if you’re not being careful, costs can add up; it’s also easy to keep those costs down if you know what to look for. We’ve seen all kinds of different moving situations, and we’ve learned a thing or two along the way. The key to keeping moving costs down is to know where the bulk of the costs come from; that will show you where to trim the fat. Here are a few tips on how to keep any move within budget.
Location: Location affects the cost of a move in more than just the obvious ways. Yes, it affects the price of the home you are looking to purchase. It also affects the cost of homeowners and auto insurance. The price of coverage fluctuates depending on the state, city, county and neighborhood that you’re moving to. Before you pounce on what seems like a great deal, do some research on the area the house is located in. Spending a little more on a home may mean saving a lot of money on multiple lines of insurance.
Home Inspection: It’s crucial that you have a home inspection performed before purchasing a house. The benefit of an inspection is that you may be able to negotiate a lower price depending on what repairs need to be done. You can also choose to look elsewhere and find a better value. When you do find a house that works for you, you’ll want to budget any necessary repairs. Check out our blog on moving apps to see how Redbeacon can help you find reliable, affordable repair services in your area.
Transportation: Having a professional moving company transport your belongings may seem like an added cost but it usually ends up saving time and money in the long run. Professional movers know how to properly secure equipment and make the most out of the available space in their truck. This diminishes the potential for accidental breakage and the need to make several time-consuming trips. Hiring an expert moving crew is essential for long-distance moves where making multiple trips in regular cars is simply not a realistic option.
Time: This is where hiring professionals truly saves you the most money. The difference in the time between a professional move and a DIY move is great. Professionals have seen any type of situation imaginable and know how to find a quick, efficient solution. Hiring a professional moving company doesn’t have to break the bank at all. Proper preparation cuts down on the time the movers spend loading and unloading, which means you can take advantage of their efficiency without paying too much. Check out our packing tips, as proper packing is a big part of move day preparation.
Knowing where the cost of your move will come from is essential to keeping it down. Continue checking our blog for more tips and moving advice.