Many people mistakenly associate a move, with spending a lot of money. While it’s true that costs can add up but it’s also easy to keep those costs down if you know what you’re doing. 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 majority of the costs stem from. Here are a few tips on how to keep any move within your budget.
Location:Location affects the cost of a move in more ways than you might be aware. 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 varies depending on the state, city, county and neighborhood that you’re moving to. Before you move on what seems like a great deal, do some research on the area. Spending a little more on a home may mean saving a lot of money on multiple lines of insurance.
Home Inspection:It’s vital that you have an 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 for a better value. When you do find a house that works for you, you’ll want to build a budget for any necessary repairs.
Transportation:Having a professional moving company transport your belongings may seem like an added cost but it will save you 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 trips- which will consume a lot of time. 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 astounding. 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 cost an arm and a leg. Proper preparation diminishes 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 to a minimum. Continue checking our blog for more tips and moving advice! For a free, in-home estimate, fill our our online form!