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Creating a Budget for Your Move

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Like many other services, moving your home or office can range widely across the price spectrum. While most consumers’ hope is to save as much money as possible, the wise individual knows that sometimes you must pay for quality. As well, if you’ve moved in the past, you may recall that moving can be an overwhelming process, particularly when not approached correctly. It’s vital, therefore, to make sure you are getting the most for your money, and receiving the positive service and outcomes your dollar should buy.

Creating a budget for your move is one way to ensure you choose the right removalist who meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

Planning for the Move

You might not be able to sit down prior to your move and generate a specific amount you’re planning to spend. The best approach is to contact a few different reputable removalists for quotes. This gives you the chance to compare products and services as well as to get a feel for each business. Lynns offers free quotes, so you can get started with your moving budget and your planning more easily.

Once you’ve gotten quotes for similar moving packages, you’ll have a better understanding of the cost of moving your home or office. Consider what a moving company includes and if you feel the value of their service is worth the price. Care and respect for your items should be top of mind for any quality removalist, and honesty and an established reputation are two other significant considerations.

More Than the Moving Process

Not only is there the necessary expense of safely transporting your furniture and belongings, but your relocation will include other costs as well. Setting up utilities at your new home, costs for your own travel and lodging, new furniture, cleaning products, and more. As you build your budget, you should take these purchases and deposits into account, but also remember that unexpected expenses are likely when facing a big project such as moving. For that reason, it’s a good idea to allow for some “wiggle room” in your budget; save 10% more than what you expect to need.

Saving Up

If you’re planning to save money prior to your move, you’ll want to allow yourself at least a few months. Start small and make a concerted effort to put away a chunk of every dollar that comes in. In a remarkable amount of time you can see your cash pile grow.

Considering a DIY removal to save money? It’s important to know that this will require an enormous amount of work, time, and physical strength. For many people, the extra effort (on top of packing, planning, and living their own lives) is simply not worth saving a few dollars. And in fact, DIY moving does not always turn out to be as affordable as one might think.

Instead, leave your move in the hands of experts. With more than 30 years of industry experience, the Lynns team is a full-service removalist. We’re fully stocked with well-maintained moving trucks, moving equipment, and the skills and knowledge that will get you where you’re going. Get in touch with us now for your free quote, and let’s get you one step closer to moving day.

13 Apr, 16

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