A move is a comprehensive process which demands a lot of resources including money. Now when we talk about international or cross country moves, there is no doubt that they are more expensive than local moves. While you may have been planning for a move for months now, the shortage of funds can leave you in a mess. Especially when you have spent all your hard earned money in a move and now have no funds to get settles in the new place. If you are planning an international move soon, here are a few tips to save money as you shift places from one country to another.
Save on flight tickets
Save some money before purchasing a flight ticket by using comparing sites for having more convenient and cheaper option. Comparison saves lot of money. You can take help of ticket agents for saving your own time.
Manage before you move
Manage each and everything before the actual move. Booking each thing before will save you a lot of money. Early bookings gets more discount.
Hire affordable movers
Compare between the range of movers which level of packing& moving services is required. You can save some bucks by comparing some companies and selecting best suitable company. The cost to hire movers differ from one country to another hence ask for a moving quote. Saving money is required as settling in new place requires many new things so saving is the best method to avoid loss.
Use what you have
Use all the bags in the house to store the things. Old bags, newspapers can be used to pack utensils. Old clothes can be used to pack big electronics to avoid price of bubble wrap and also protecting them for external environment.
Use all the space
If you have space then pack all the things in your home including curtains, bedsheets, pillow covers etc. can be used again. This will save your money and washing them will make them fresh and ready to use.
Avoid extra luggage in flights. Send all the luggage through carrier services or with the help of cargo services to save some money. Extra luggage in flights can cost way more than shipping of those heavy luggage.
Start with dedicated funds for travelling
Funds should be decided earlier. Earlier bookings saves money. Calculate amount of travelling,eating, luggage before moving out.
Pay the debt
All your debt should be paid first in the new location to avoid discontinuation of your stay. Also this helps you remain tension free.
If the new home costly
If the new place is costly start saving early so that you can save and spend at the times of discomfort in your new home. Start applying for new job there to earn some more money.
Choose before you move
Choose before you move, all the services required should be booked early like cable, Wi-Fi, and other services. Bank should be selected before the move to avoid hassle.
Furniture! New or old??
Check the value of your furniture, if the furniture is heavy and the condition is good then the best is to sell the furniture and buy new furniture. If the furniture is light weight and shipping charges is appropriate then disassemble the furniture and move it if shipping is very costly then sell out the furniture.
These are some of the tips that will help you save while moving internationally and have funds to get settled in the new place.