When I am not writing for Dollar Dad I am your typical winner living off gratuity from delivering your dinner. The job does not exactly come with a lot of perks, but one of the few is a steady supply of boxes. Every Tuesday and Friday I am blessed with more boxes than I can fit in my car ripe for the taking. I feel kind of bad for those poor rich folks that have to buy their boxes every time they move mansions.
DOLLAR STORE YA’LL
I visit the dollar store weekly and you would truly be surprised what you can find there. It is not an everyday thing, but when I find worthwhile household items I will jump on them and stock up. I have bought tons of tools from the dollar store which are not going to stand up to heavy duty work but are perfect for the random project. Tools can always come in handy during a move, but you can also find supplies like packing tape and permanent markers for less than your local department store.
Being Organized Will Save You Hundreds
Organization isn’t just pretty, it can actually save you money. If you organize all of your belongings in a single area (the garage for instance) you will save yourself a lot of time and a lot of money because of the time saved. Everything costs money when it comes to a move and vehicles are no exception; by having all of your boxes centrally located and ready to move you are saving hours which is in turn saving money.
Be honest, you don’t need half that crap that you have in your house and now that crap is going to cost you extra work and money. Instead of costing yourself money, make a little money by getting rid of some of your unwanted, or un-needed stuff. The extra money will come in handy when you make a moving budget.
Make a Moving Budget
A budget is a smart way to save money in any area of your life and moving is no exception. Sit down and figure out every aspect of your move including setting up and shutting off utilities, fuel costs, boxes, stocking the new house, and any other random expenses that you think you will incur during the move. Having a budget will not only save you money, but also let you know how much you have in contingency when something that you didn’t plan for comes up.