I spent the majority of the week after finals in my hometown with my parents and sister. After two weeks of nonstop preparation for that massive finance final, I had not only become nocturnal as a result of it, but I was completely worn out!Two hands up and a high-five on the side for this girl who got an 88 on that exam, b-t-dub!
It's exciting. It's stressful. It's also a little overwhelming. And when you're two weeks away from starting that glorious new paid-internship, you're still on the cusp of financial freedom and if you add moving into the realm of all this, it can be a little bit daunting if you take the
traditional ideal route when it comes to moving. For example: a trip to the local U-Haul to buy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and packing paper...not to mention the money it costs to actually hire some movers.
With all that said, I'm here to present some friendly BOB (Ballin' On A Budget) tips to moving:
- Cut out the cost of bubble-wrap and packing paper. Instead, use all of your towels and cotton t-shirts. I have at least 30 tshirts (I kid you not) that I probably don't even wear but like to keep around. Those too have to be packed, along with my dishes...I call that -- Multipurpose G-Flow Action right thurr.
- Ask friends and family for any moving boxes they may already have...or stalk your local grocery store dumpsters. Chances are, your F&F (Friends and Family) don't really have much use for the boxes they currently have sittin' around.
- When cleaning mirrors or anything glass, use rubbing alcohol instead of Windex. It goes a long way, is cheaper, and doesn't have all of the other chemicals that windex does.
- Instead of spending hundreds of dollars for a moving company, put your friends to work and pay them in beer & pizza when the job's done!
- Save your huge shopping bags that you get from buying large items at Target, Ikea, Pier 1, or wherever. They're great for packing bedding, pillows and anything light.
- Go ahead and go through your fridge and pantry as your moving out for expired foods or stuff you're never going to eat again...then you don't have to move it and it saves you some energy! :)
I'm sure I've missed some! Do you have any moving tips? Share them in the comments below.
I'll be posting pictures of our new house in the weeks to come once we're all settled!