With costs rising on everything from home prices to gas faster than the thermometer is spiking this summer, it’s more important than ever to have a plan that helps you move strategically to save as much as possible during your relocation. We know you don’t always get to choose when to move, so just because costs are skyrocketing doesn’t mean your life and needs stop. Take a look at some of our tips and tricks to save you money during your moving process this summer!
Do Your Homework
When you are searching for the perfect new home, the sharp increase in prices can be startling, so make sure that you have your list of needs for you and your family agreed upon and documented. Even though it can be tempting to save money by looking for spaces that are outside of your prime areas of interest, it’s still important to remember that you have to have a space that suits your needs or you will just end up having to relocate again sooner. Look into the schools, transportation and programs that truly make a property livable and make sure that you take the time to find a place that fits your needs as well as your budget.
Buy If You Can Afford To Buy
We wish we had better news for you on this front, but those of you leasing in the hopes of another housing market bubble bursting might find yourselves disappointed. Signs from housing inventory to population growth suggest that the cost of homes isn’t going down anytime soon, so one of the best ways to save money in future is to not wait on buying a home. If, you can make it work, there is no time like the present!
Make Your Work, Work For You
Thankfully, we do have better reporting to do on the job market. No matter if you are moving long distance or locally, employers everywhere are fighting to recruit and retain quality staff. If you are relocating for work, don’t fail to leverage this fact in ways to cut your moving costs. From getting a moving stipend to cover costs, to having the ability to work remotely so that you can live in a more affordable area, there are many ways that your employer can help you reduce your moving costs. Remember, if you don’t ask you can’t receive!
Regardless of the year, summer is, by far, the busiest time of the year for relocation. As such, you can save significant money by planning properly. Make sure that you have your truck secured and have looked into multiple moving companies if you are having movers help you with your relocation. If you can move during the middle of the week or during a less peak time, not only will you ensure that you can get the help when you need it, but you could also find some moving cost savings coming your way in the process.
Use Your Resources
Let’s face it, no one enjoys the process of moving. That being said, most of your friends and family can be enlisted to make the process lighter both physically and financially. Even if they can’t quite do the heavy lifting, even having an extra set of hands and eyes can save you time, energy, and money when it comes to the processes of downsizing and packing. The more efficiently and effectively that you pack, the more you can save on costs such a truck size and the hours of labor that it takes to execute your move successfully. Don’t be afraid to enlist your allies.