Relocating on a Budget
If you’re looking to relocate in a jiffy, there are loads of things to consider. From emptying your current home, to selling your house, to relocating to your next living space, here are some handy ways to make the process as stress-free as possible.
Sell your house quickly
Undeniably the biggest part of relocating is selling your home quickly. The longer it sits on the market, the more anxious you might become, and the less chance you have of securing the home you want to move into. If you want to learn how to sell your home fast, look no further! The mentioned blog has eight tips to help you get your keys out of your hands and into someone else’s. And no, not one of the tips requires you to totally renovate your home. These are budget-friendly options for getting your home sold quickly.
Get a storage unit
If you empty your current home of clutter, extra toys, and furniture that a potential buyer may not find attractive, you might be stuck with a whole bunch of extra things that you’re not willing to part with. Instead, spend the cash upfront to rent a storage unit. This will pay off long term when you don’t have to replace your furniture and knick-knacks that you’d rather not part with to begin with. It can feel a little like you’re giving money away when you’re storing your own items at a storage unit, but when your home feels fresh, new, and decluttered, a potential buyer will pounce on it much faster than if your home is full to the brim of things of furniture.
Moving is stressful enough that each time you do it, you likely say, “I’m never moving again!” But, here you are, ready to move…once again. Make your relocation process smoother by hiring professionals to do the dirty (and heavy!) work for you.
If budget constraints have you in a pickle, skip the professionals and reign in your friends and family. Having more people help you will make packing and relocating a lot simpler than doing it with just your immediate family members.
Pack a meal before you move
If you want to save on your food budget when you’re moving into a new home, do two things for the day of relocating to your new space.
- Pack a cooler full of pre-cooked meals that you simply need to heat up when you get to the new space. By doing this, you’re less likely to splurge on ordering a pizza after a day of unpacking since you’ll easily be able to warm something up.
- Clearly label an obvious box full of essentials to reheat your food, serve your dinner, and eat. This box should include drinking vessels, a handful of serving utensils, a pan or pot to reheat any pre-done meals, plates, and napkins. Also, put your coffee maker or tea kettle in that same box so you’re not tempted to go out for a coffee when you’re exhausted and need a pick-me-up of caffeine.