How to Save Money After Moving
After buying a home or signing the lease, and hiring a mover, your funds are likely running low. Trying to find ways to save money after moving can be difficult, especially as the little move-in expenses – light bulbs, a shower curtain rod, basic paper products like toilet paper, a trash can, cleaning products, etc. – start to add up before you even realize it. The Denton movers of All My Sons Moving & Storage share some helpful tips and tricks to help you save money after moving.
Establish a Post-Move Budget
You need to establish a clear set of rules regarding your budget if you are serious about saving money after moving. There are plenty of apps you can download that keep track of your expenses. Sort through all your expenses into two lists:
1.Essential: rent, utilities, groceries, transportation
2.Unessential: daily coffee shop purchase, new clothing, restaurant outings
Everyone’s priorities are different, so this list may not work for some people. The point is to determine the things you absolutely need and the things you could do without for a little while until you’ve recouped the funds from the move.
One of the most effective ways to save money after moving is cutting down on those utility bills. If the weather is cool outside, open up the windows and turn on the fans instead of running the air conditioner. If it’s hot outside, you could hang blackout curtains that not only block out the light, but keep the inside of your house cooler as a result. You can also reduce the amount of water you’re using by turning off the taps when you are brushing your teeth or taking shorter showers. Switch to energy-efficient lightbulbs and turn off the lights when you are not in the room to save money on your electric bill.
Savvy Shopping Habits
Along with rent and utilities, groceries are one of the largest monthly expenses in a household. Luckily, though, there are a plethora of deals and coupons you can find online and in your local grocery stores that can alleviate your grocery bill. Make a grocery list (and stick to it!) and do a little research to find deals and coupons so you can save money on groceries after moving.
Preparing for the Move
If you think ahead, you can actually reduce moving costs so you’re not as strapped for cash afterwards. Don’t buy boxes. Instead, grocery stores will often give away their empty inventory boxes, which are usually sturdy, for free. You can also find other creative ways to pack your belongings like luggage, hampers, and pillow cases. You can even leave your drawers full, just remember to take the drawer itself out of the dresser to make it easier to move. Another way to save money on moving expenses is to schedule the move in the off-season, such as Fall or Spring. If you have little say in the time of year you need to move, try moving in the middle of the month, when moving companies generally charge less.
The professional movers of All My Sons Moving & Storage will work with your budget to create an effective moving strategy. Our team of dedicated professionals are equipped to handle different situations during the moving process so you can rest easy. The long-distance Denton movers are able to manage relocations all over the nation. When you opt for our Denton packing service, materials are included so you wouldn’t have to worry about buying excess materials or insufficient supplies, which ultimately saves you money, and you can be sure your belongings are expertly packed up by professionals who know what they’re doing.
Call our friendly staff today to find out how we can help you save money on your moving expenses, starting with a FREE no-obligation moving quote.