Are you ready to move? Most people have to move into a new home at some point in their lives. Whether you're renting or buying a home, the cost can be quite expensive. Closing costs and security deposits will put an enormous strain on your bank account. Here are some ways to help you ease the financial burden of not being house poor.
When you've set the time aside to start packing your belongings, it's important to begin house cleaning. This way you won't have to pack unwanted items to your new house. You may want to ask a local moving company if they have any ideas on how to pack items. Especially if you still have that glass crystal vase from your bridal shower. You may consider trying to locate a cheap moving box company in your area. There are cheap moving boxes that aren't cardboard, so they won't break or tear. They are plastic and stackable and won't need tape or bubble wrap.
If you're hiring movers, make sure that you move the material items before the movers come for the furniture. This way you can have the pictures on the wall and dishes in the cabinet before the house becomes crowded. You might consider decorating the new house with a personal item that will help you feel at home. The sooner you do, the sooner you and your family can feel like you didn't just move in. It's a great idea to move into your new house fully prepared ahead of time, try creating an atmosphere that your family will enjoy, if they lose something important such as keys or a cell phone, have a bin nearby the entryway where they can drop it off and not have to worry about. Create a positive feel with your favorite music playing and maybe light a candle or two, but be careful of open flames near fabric, you don't want to start a fire in your new home.
If you love to cook, then prepare your families favorite meal while everyone is unpacking, it will help ease the worry of leaving your old familiar home and relax in your new one. This may happen if you're moving far away. For instance, if your spouse got transferred at their job and you had to move 50 or more miles away, it can be difficult for children.
If you did 50 or miles away, then you may be able to deduct some of the expenses at income tax time, as long as your employer didn't pay for the expenses, make sure you keep the receipts.