I am sure you have heard from people how stressful moving can be, I’ve said it myself, but as long as you plan for every contingency your move will be smooth sailing. That said, one of the most important things to consider when moving is the cost.
The following tips will help you move on a budget:
Control the moving expenses
It’s vital that you set a budget and stick to it. Figure out how much money you have to spend on the move and work within your limits. Find out all the costs, even the hidden ones and you will be able to see exactly what you can afford when it comes to moving expenses.
Even still, always try to budget for a little more, just in case something comes up.
Choose the best time to move
Not everyone has any flexibility in their moving times but if you do, take advantage of it if you need to. Book your move nice and early and the movers might be willing to give you a discount. And if you are moving during peak moving season which is September to May you might be able to get an even better deal. They might not offer this up front so go ahead and ask if they are willing to give you a deal.
Just be sure to avoid moving on a national holiday, weekends, and at the beginning and end of the month if you can.
Saving time saves money
Do you know the old saying that time is money? Well, that’s true. One of the most important things to consider when moving is how to plan out your time. Organize moving day chores in a smart way and you can save hours and hours of time.
It’s a good idea to create a moving calendar. This will help you manage tasks not just on moving day but leading up to it as well. The goal should always be to have everything set up and ready to go for the movers.
Find affordable professional movers
Another one of the thing to consider when moving is the rate of each moving company. Compare not just the rates but the services. You could end up paying just a few more dollars for a boatload of extra services such as packing and storage.
Move less stuff
Whether you are moving across the country or you are moving to the next neighbourhood over, the less you have to physically move the easier moving day is going to be.
Before you move go through your belongings to see which can be given away or sold or donated to charity. You could even hold a yard sale, which will earn you a few bucks while cutting down on the number of items that need to be moved.
These are just some of the things to consider when moving. Take them all into account and you will find moving day is a lot easier than you heard it was going to be.
If you have yet to hire professional movers, give Let’s Get Moving a call in Toronto. We can help simplify your move, making the whole day easier on the nerves.