If you have been shopping for a Boerne custom builder
to build your new home or if you recently just purchased your new Weston Dean Custom Home, chances are moving is on the horizon as your new home awaits. Moving from your old home to your new home can become a big expense to take on, if not carefully planned. Most people don’t have a ton of extra cash sitting around to spend on expensive movers after they purchase a new home. Here are some tips on how you can move into your new home, for much less than you may think.
If you are moving from a place you have lived for many years, it can make the art of moving that much harder as you have accumulated much more over that time. So how do you get everything from your current home to your new home, without going broke in the process?
In a recent article on Moving.com, it is estimated that a full-service moving company that takes care of the loading, transporting and unloading in Austin, Texas, could cost as little as $640 for a studio apartment and up to $4,440 for a four-bedroom home.
However, you don’t have to break the bank to move. Rather than looking at your move as one single-action, break it up into various parts of the process and weigh the options to dramatically reduce the overall cost of moving into your new home.
If you plan to start from scratch in some areas of your home or all areas of your home, you can save big on your moving expenses by simply not wasting the time or money moving old stuff you don’t plan to keep into your new home. Get rid of any unnecessary belongings you don’t plan on keeping before moving them into your new home.
If you are moving long-distance, streamline the process by hiring a national brand moving service. This should reduce the need to work with two different companies and representatives from the same company in each area, you will likely not only reduce the overall cost, but you will have a lesser chance in movers getting lost because they are unfamiliar with a new city.
The key to saving money with your move is to know what parts of the planning process can lead you to cheaper solutions. Here are the top money-saving tips to put into play for your upcoming move:
Research. Do this and do it early. Not only will you be able to decipher which method will work best for you (DIY, full-service or a hybrid of the two) but you will be able to reserve any necessary equipment far in advance so you don’t find yourself having to hire who is available when you need them.
Get three quotes. Be sure to top around and get at least three different quotes with any service you hire. You should always weigh your options and speak with multiple companies to make sure you not only find the best deal, but also ensure the people you work with are reputable. Don’t skimp on cost only to result in lousy service.
Move on a weekday. If you do have to move during the spring or summer at the peak of moving season, you can save yourself some costs by moving on a weekday. If you are able to take a day off work for the movers to come or to do it yourself, you will likely get a lower rate.
Consider the off-season. This may or may not be a choice for you but if it is, consider moving in an off-season where the costs are lower because the companies are less busy. Summer is the most popular (and most expensive) time to move.
No matter how you choose to move, if you put the tips above into play you will not only save money during your moving process, but also be much more likely to have a much smoother move as well.
Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder. For more information call (210) 408-9107.