Moving home is one of those things we just can’t avoid. At some point in our lives, we’ll have to move to a different house. It’s a fun time, but it’s also a costly one! The whole process of buying a new house and moving can take its toll on our finances.
So, I’ve decided to provide some help! Here are three ways you can save money when preparing to move home:
Obviously, if you’re moving house, it means you’ve bought a new one. So, the money-saving hacks begin when you’re purchasing your new home. How can you save money when buying a house? It’s simple, get a mortgage loan. A mortgage loan will help cover the costs of your house and only require you to pay a small down payment. This means you won’t have to fork over your life savings to buy a perfect home for your family! Instead, you’ll pay off your mortgage in small sums over time. It’s much more affordable and can save you money at the time of purchase. There are companies like Freedom Mortgage that offer these loans, or you could go directly to your bank. Be warned, you’ll want a mortgage that’s affordable and doesn’t have high-interest rates.
Instead of hiring a moving company, you should look at moving things yourself! All you need to do is fill your car up with the moving boxes and transport them to your new home. Naturally, this might take you a couple of trips, there could be a lot to move. But, if you phone your family and friends, they may be able to lend a helping hand and take some of the boxes for you. It could take you longer than hiring a moving company, but it will save you money. It may also be cheaper for you to hire a van for the day to help transport some of the bigger items. The cost of a day’s van rental will work out a lot cheaper than the cost of hiring a big removal company. Remember, you’re not just paying for their big truck to move your stuff, you pay for the labor costs too!
When you move home, you don’t tend to bring everything with you. Some stuff you won’t take and will leave behind in your old home. Some people like to put their old stuff in storage, others just leave it. Why? Why do this when you could sell the things and make some extra cash. Have a yard sale and try to sell all the things you’re not bringing with you. It’s a great idea because you can get a bit of money back on your old things. By making some money, you’re essentially saving money on your move. You’ve got some extra cash that can help cover some of the moving costs.
If you take these tips on board, you’ll find things will be a lot cheaper. You can save money when purchasing your home and then save even more when moving day comes!