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5 Steps to Set Up Your Budget for a Moving Day

 

Moving is not only a stressful process but also an expensive one. You can't move to a new house without spending a dollar for moving supplies, wrapping materials, delivery services, etc. Don't even try. Cheapest is the dearest. There are some things and events you can save money on, and there is some stuff you should spend money on. A moving process is about spending, but not saving. We don't mean you have to spend all your budget for a relocation only. But what we say is that you can set up a moving budget in a smart way. You should know where to save and where to spend money.

Today, we're going to share with you a few easy steps on how to organize a moving budget better. The first and the most important thing to remember is that the delivery is the most important. You can't save money on hiring a professional mover. As there are no other people which can transfer your precious stuff in a more professional way than those who are experts in moving and have all needed tools and vehicles for this. So, a professional mover is a must in your budget. For those, who are planning to settle somewhere in LA, we recommend https://www.moveprola.com/calabasas-movers/ as a company that knows what to do before, during and after a move. Let your piano, sofa, TV, refrigerator, and the works of art be delivered safely and fast.

Smart Moving: Setting Up Your Budget

Despite the fact that moving is a time-consuming process, always find a minute to set up your moving budget. Planning ahead will save you a lot of money and nerves. So, never skip this step.

1. Checklist or template. Create a moving checklist or template to write down all the expenses you're going to have during a move. Track the items you will spend money on. Calculate everything and find out what else you can save on.

2. Packing materials. Decide which kind of packing materials you need to buy and which one you already own. Maybe your friends already have the number of boxes you need. Or maybe your neighbors can borrow you a trolley to move those boxes. As all of these supplies add extra costs to your budget.

3. Dollar store. To pack a wardrobe don't get the expensive wardrobe boxes for the hangers. Go to the dollar store and get an underbed storage bag. Pack all your clothes in those bags as they hold a lot of items and they are very thin.

4. Measurements. Make sure that all your items will perfectly fit in your new place. If something is too big, it is better to sell it immediately without overpaying for delivery and selling it in the new place.

5. Unexpected expenses. Add 5-7% of unexpected expenses to your template or checklist. There is always something you miss during a relocation process, which adds extra costs to your budget.

So, make a budget wisely and start packing for a big moving day.

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