So you just closed on your new home, congratulations! Now the fun begins (time to move!) and it’s crucial to be mindful of all that moving entails. This is especially true when it comes to finances. Here are some areas where expenses can really add up, along with some tips that will keep the moving budget intact. Moving is stressful enough, don’t make it harder on yourself by neglecting to consider all the financial costs surrounding this life change.
The Time of Year
Summer is upon us and it is known to be the most popular time to move; therefore, you most likely will be paying more for professional movers. If you can help it, pick another time of year to move to alleviate this upcharge. Also, be sure to compare different prices from various moving companies so you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck.
Do you really need that throw pillow, or that bar cart, or a customized light up neon sign? These items might seem like a necessity at the moment, but save money for the moving costs that actually are a necessity. Focus on the fun stuff a little bit later.
Things like tape, boxes, labels, bubble wrap, and the like will add up before you know it. Only buy what you know you need!
Gas, food, a hotel if necessary—these are all expenses that you want to prepare for before a big (even small) move. Set aside the money you need before you’re going to need it.
Conrad SmithYour Real Estate Consultant
REALTOR®, BOLD, EcoBroker, CNE, CHRE, ILHM, KW Luxury
Professional Denver Real Estate for the Urban at Heart