We all know how frustrating and overwhelming a move can be, that is why it is important to be organized and set a budget to limit your stress. Whether you are moving locally, long distance, to an apartment, condo, new home or business these steps will help you stay on track both financially and mentally to tackle your next move like a pro. As with any move, planning is an integral part to a successful move. Below you will learn some tips that will help you conquer your next move in Jacksonville like a pro.
- Set a budget for your move. This will help you put things into perspective. How much will you need to spend on movers, moving supplies, storage facility (if one is needed), if you are traveling long distances- how much will you need for gas, food stops, possibly hotel stays? These are all things to consider and should be added into the overall cost of your move.
- Manage Your Budget. As you itemize your move, make sure you try and manage and stick to the cost you have appropriated for each item. If you go over what you budgeted for an item try and find a way you can save on another item, (ex: rather than purchasing moving boxes, go to a local grocery store and ask them if you can have some empty boxes. Use towels rather than bubble wrap). This will keep you to a budget and help you better manage your expenses.
- Get Rid of Clutter. When you start packing up your items, you will find a treasure trove of things either you forgot you had or you thought you got rid of. This is a critical step because this will help you potentially save money on movers, as well as earn you money if you sell these items on Craigslist or a garage sale. You can use any proceeds earned towards your moving budget.
- Total Cost and Contingency. As with most moves there are times when unexpected expenses may arise, putting a strain on your planned budget. It is always helpful to add between 5-10% additional to the overall budget, for these unexpected expenses.
To have a successful Jacksonville Move you will need to have a well-organized plan, and an itemized budget to keep you on track. It is important to do your due diligence and shop around for a qualified moving company in Jacksonville FL. In this case cheaper does not necessarily mean better, as many times moving companies may charge additional fees outside of the initial quote they provided you. Do your homework and ask them questions to both qualify them and get a true cost for your next move.
Royal Moving and Storage has been servicing the Jacksonville community for over 30 years. We offer a wide range of services which include: residential, commercial, apartment, long distance, packing and unpacking services, storage facility and moving supplies. If you are in need of a qualified Jacksonville Mover and would like a free estimate, call us today (904) 724-6683.