How to Make Moving More Affordable for a Lawrenceville Renter
When a Lawrenceville renter thinks about moving, it usually comes with a big headache. It doesn’t have to be stressful with the right preparedness though. Our team at Real Property Management of Greater Gwinnett wants to share three moving tips. These tips will include ways to declutter, pack, and hiring help. We hope these tips will be useful to your mind- and your wallet.
Use the opportunity of moving to declutter your life. Decluttering has a direct correlation to stress levels. Moving already brings enough stress into a Lawrenceville renter’s life, why add more! Along with the mental health benefits of decluttering, this is also a huge benefit to the move itself. With less things to move there will be less things to worry about getting done or going wrong.
Where will you put everything you’ve decided to remove from your home? There is so many options! Donating items can be a great way to get rid of things without them going to waste. If your furnishings are in a good condition why not try to sell a few things to help pay off the move! Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist are two great resources to sell your items. A good old fashion garage sale is also a good way to get rid of a couple things while also getting a chance to say goodbye to some of your neighbors!
When its actually time to start packing up there are a few good tips to take advantage of. Find used boxes. This tip is a easy budget saver. Grocery stores, package stores, hardware store, and many more will be happy to give you boxes to take off their hands. Once you get boxes pack what you can pack yourself. Even if it’s one or two boxes of towels or blankets it all adds up. Before hiring movers to pack your things up it might be a good idea to try friends or family. Even an hour with help from another pair of hands can lead to a big difference in your final cost.
If hiring the professionals is the route you need to take there can still be ways to save some money doing so. It’s worth it to look into different local moving companies and compare prices. Moving companies are also typically cheaper on weekdays and off- season. If you have flexibility on your moving date that can be something to consider. There are options to rent a truck from places like U-haul or Home Depot. If the boxes are already packed and your health allows it this might be the best option. The rates are usually hourly or daily and will need to be booked in advanced. Lastly, if you are moving due to a job make sure you check with your company about relocation reimbursement. They might have policies in place to help a Lawrenceville renter out with moving costs.
The professionals at Real Property Management of Greater Gwinnett hope these tips help you. If there’s any questions on moving cost or if you are looking to become a Lawrenceville renter make sure to contact us for more details!
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