• Elizabeth Kenney

4 Budget Planning Tips For Your Move

Planning your pocketbook for your move may be easier than you think. Here are a few practical tips to consider:

#1 Outline all moving expenses.

This advice may sound simplistic, but it’s key: set your budget. List all of your expected moving expenses.

Don’t forget to include expenses related to the transition period, like storage needs, transportation to your new home, and even lodging or take-out food if it applies to your situation.

#2 Factor home buying and selling costs into your budget.

Whether you sold your home or if your home is still on the market, be sure that you consider all home buying and selling costs into the budget.

#3 Leave some room in your budget plan for unexpected items.

While you may think you thought of every expense, keep some cushion in your budget for potentially unforeseen expenses.

#4 Bonus item: Clean out your closets.

One way to shrink your moving costs is to shrink your load.

Use moving as an excuse get rid of the clothes, furniture, trinkets, and junk that you have been meaning to get rid of for years. There is no need to move the stuff that you don’t intend to keep from one home to another. Get rid of your junk before the move.

(Article source: https://www.thespruce.com/budget-before-you-move-2436525)

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