5 Tips for When Planning a Budget for Your House Move

No matter how many times you’ve moved, there’s always something you’ll do differently the next time. So, we’ve put together a little guide to help you get ready for and stay on track with your move.


Make a plan before you start doing anything. This will help you keep your move on track. Think about everything, from the boxes you’ll use and how you’ll label them to the van you’ll rent and how long you’ll need it. Write down everything you need and everything you need to do. This should include researching things about new builds or future develops such as from Paul Ognibene of Cohasset

Have a Time Scale

Even though it might seem hard to figure out how long it will take, especially if you have cabinets you haven’t opened in years, one of the best ways to keep your move on track is to make a schedule of when you need to finish each task. Start early and cross things off your list as you go. You’ll be glad you did when it’s time to move in.

Work on Your Budget

Yes, you have to pay money to move. And yes, you just paid for a new house, but the costs aren’t over yet. You need to think about getting good moving supplies like boxes, thinking about hiring a van or movers, and changing things like your broadband provider, all of which will cost you money. Try to figure out how much each part of your move will cost, and then try to stick as much as possible to your budget.

Pack as Early as Possible

Do you really need to keep extra glasses and bedding in the cupboard or the airing cupboard until you move? No, that’s obvious. So, you can pack them up well before moving day. The closer you get to moving day, the less you should be using every day. The best thing you can do is use as little as possible and get by with a basic kit until moving day, when everything should be packed.

Start Organizing

Moving and packing are great times to get rid of things you don’t use. Have a few extra boxes for donations, and as you pack, think carefully about what you need in your new home and what you could give away. If you haven’t used something in a year, it’s probably not something you’ll use again, unless it’s something like tools, Christmas decorations, etc. This will help you start over and keep your new home from getting cluttered. It’s important to think about your furniture when deciding what to bring to your new home. Will it fit in your new house? Have you figured out how big it is?

This short guide should keep you on track as you move. Are you getting ready to move? What thoughts have you had about it?