As you look at moving into your mobile home, we’d like to provide you with some helpful tips to stay on track and within budget.
The expense of moving isn’t only with the purchase or rent and downpayment of a new abode for you and your family. That’s a big part of the cost too, but it goes beyond that. There are other points to factor in.
For example, you have packing materials, a moving truck and fuel to consider. There’s also the need to plan so that you don’t have any late fees on your hands or so that you’re not paying for a whole month of rent needlessly. (It would be a shame to still be in the old place and find yourself paying for a full month of rent without your family inhabiting the new place because it’s taking you weeks to get yourself moved due to poor planning.)
Moving into your mobile home: Tips to stay on track and in budget
So how do you avoid late fees and keep on track with moving from the old place into the new place? Moving into your mobile home doesn’t have to be a hassle. And you can save yourself some grief or unneeded expenses with the following tips in mind.
We’ll help you think outside the box. (Pun intended!)
Plan for success
First of all, you need to plan for success. Figure out what day you need to move out of the old and into the new. This will help you plan your packing and schedule tasks backwards. Check out this detailed moving checklist for help and ideas.
Don’t pack haphazardly
Now don’t pack haphazardly. Go through your belongings and figure out what you can throwaway (or donate) depending on the condition. You’d be surprised at how many things you’ve been hoarding that you’re able to part with.
By getting rid of things, you’ll feel better going into a new place with a fresh start and less clutter.
Easy meals should be at the ready
If you’re in the middle of packing, chances are that meal prep is either going to be cumbersome or almost impossible. This will be the case especially if your home kitchen supplies are packed away.
The temptation could be to order in or eat out regularly during this process. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Cut yourself some slack on the wallet if you’re thinking it’s gonna be tight on the purse strings to keep this up between packing up, moving, and unpacking.
In saving yourself some money, the best thing you can do is make sure that some of your meals are prepared yourself in the easiest manner possible. For example, think of buying what you need for sandwiches and set up a sandwich buffet for the family. In the hustle and bustle, a self-serve lunch process might be what the doctor ordered! Have some chips and drinks on hand, along with fruit. This will almost always be a healthier option than calling in for take out.
Save money on boxes
Rather than purchase boxes, visit department stores and ask around for boxes that will inevitably make it into the dumpster. You may be surprised at how willing these places are to hand them off to you.
This will help you save money in the moving process.
Know how to leverage your utilities
As you look at timing your move, consider when you should shut down the utilities at your old place. Find the time that’s best for you as you pack and prep to leave and consider the timing of turning on the utilities at your new place. You don’t want to find yourself juggling double the utility bills due to poor planning!
Do yourself a favor and work those details out now.
To be clear, we get it. Moving is not easy as one, two, three. It takes time, effort and all hands on deck. Be confident in how you go about your moving schedule so that you can stay on track and within your budget.
But don’t neglect the fact that moving is one of the most stressful undertakings a family can deal with. Be patient and help your kids find excitement in the possibilities that come with moving into your next home! There’s much potential in the mobile home life.