Moving to a new home can be both stressful and costly. But after getting your home sold by a Lakeland 55+ communities real estate broker, this is the inevitable next step. Thinking of your move early on can potentially help you determine how to cut cost while still having all your things transported to your new home successfully.
Moving on a budget is not impossible, but it requires a great deal of planning and preparation. Here are some tips you can follow:
- Pick your date well
The beauty of browsing for homes in http://www.LakelandFloridaLiving.com early is that while you wait for your home to get sold, you can already choose your new home and plan your own move with lots of time in your hands. So while you still have plenty of time in your hands, make it a point to block a date in your calendar where you would most likely be moving. Use this date when you communicate and talk with moving companies. Reserve early so you get ahead of others especially during peak time for moving in months of May to September. Also avoid the first and last day of the month and holidays as much as possible.
- Get different estimates
Don’t make the mistake of settling on the first moving company in your phonebook. Research and get estimates from different moving experts and carefully compare them. Requesting for on-site estimation is often more reliable and preferable. While you are at it, remember to ask about possible extra charges so you can be ready if ever. Moreover, don’t just base your decision on which offer is the cheapest. Review the details of the offer, especially the services included.
- Don’t bring everything
Most Lakeland FL Sandpiper golf homes agent would tell you that bringing everything, including your clutter, is not going to help you move with a limited budget. When you are preparing to move, it is advisable to scan, organize, and sort your things and bring only those which are important to you. Because whether we admit it or not, we have that tendency to accumulate a lot of junk over the years. Now is a great time to rethink how you can free your new home from clutter as you start anew.
- Hold a garage sale
A lot of people, including Lakeland FL 55+ communities real estate brokers would agree that a garage sale is one of the best ways you can cut the cost of your move. Aside from ridding you off of items which you don’t really need, it can help you earn extra dollars which you can probably use to cover some of your moving cost or to purchase new items that would suit your new home better.
- Scout for free supplies
When moving, you need not buy everything. For instance, since cleaning will certainly be a part of your to dos, you can resort to homemade cleaning materials. Items from your kitchen like lemon, baking soda, and vinegar can do magic. Additionally, packing materials like boxes can be acquired from grocery stores and supermarkets in your area. But be sure to examine the durability of these potentially free packing supplies.
- Consider doing things on your own
It is possible to move without contacting moving or packing companies, or not to assign everything to them. If you can start really early in cleaning up your home and packing, you would be needing less help. If ever you are pressed for time, you can seek the help of friends or family who are willing to lend a helping hand.
Moving won’t be too stressful and costly if you plan it out ahead of time. Spend time discussing moving options with your Lakeland FL real estate broker even before you close the deal with your current home for sale.
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