Many people move for the chance at better opportunities. That might mean that where they are at isn’t as lucrative as it needs to be in order to fund the move. It is possible that you may find yourself in a spot where you need to move but have little funding in order to get the job done. While it isn’t impossible, there are some things you are going to need to do in order to make it happen. Here are some suggestions about planning a move with little or no funding.
Scavenge Packing Materials
Even if you have relatively little in the way of belongings to move, you are going to need to pack what you have. Packing materials are one of the biggest expensive for a move. Fortunately, there are some ways that you can scavenge up what you need.
Ask around at local grocery stores for boxes. Boxes that these stores use are great for packing up your items. They typically just throw them away or recycle them, which means they may be willing to part with some to help you with your move. Find out what days they get large shipments and take what you can.
Using your clothing as padding in boxes or towels to wrap fragile items in is a great way to save on bubble wrap or peanuts. Remember that when you are filling up your packing boxes you want to make sure the contents don’t shift around. Fill in those empty spaces with your clothing as well.
If you have old sheets or blankets, you can use them to protect furniture edges or glass breakables. It might require a trip to the laundry mat once you get to your new home, but it is worth the money you are going to save in the short term.
Ask for Help
You aren’t going to be able to pull this off on your own, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. Family and friends will likely help you with your move. They may even have boxes and packing material left over from one of their moves that they may be able to offer to you.
Transportation is also something you might need help with. If you don’t have a vehicle or a large enough vehicle to move what you need to move, then you will need to borrow someone else’s. Make sure that you have the proper transportation to get where you are going.
Consider Alternatives for Funding
Can you put off the move for a little bit to earn some cash? Is it possible to sell some things in order to drum up funding for the move? If you can find a way to get some money for the move, it will make it much easier on you.
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