Money for the Move: 3 Ways to Finance Your Move

Moving can be quite a stressful transition; not only would you have to re-adjust to your new place and go through the trouble of packing, transporting, and unpacking, but it can also be quite costly, especially if you’re moving long distances. That said, you have options to finance your move and maybe even have a little extra to spend on your new home. So we’ll be looking at ways for you to earn money before your move to cover its costs:

Selling Your Stuff

One of the first things you do when preparing for the big move is to sort your household items and personal belongings between the stuff you’ll be bringing and the stuff you won’t. It’s essential to bring along clothing you’re using and will be using, as well as essentials such as legal documents, work papers, family heirlooms. However, there are tons of stuff you can sell to fund your move completely, and maybe even earn a little extra. You can sell anything from old clothes to furniture, appliance, artwork, books, and jewelry.

There’s also no shortage of ways for you to sell them. You can opt to sell your belongings through a good old-fashioned garage sale. You could also sell them online through garage sale apps and websites, as well as through social media if you’re too busy or simply not into the whole garage sale or online selling option. You can still sell off your unwanted belongings by bringing over to a consignment shop or flea market vendor who can sell it for you.


While it’s true that you won’t get any money donating your old furniture or other items to spend or cover for the move, you’d still be able to cover the cost of the move indirectly. First off, by donating old furniture such as a sofa or cabinet, or old computers to a school, shelter, or other charities, you’d be eliminating the cost of having to transport the item. And, secondly, you’d be getting a tax deduction (which can be equal to or more than the cost of your move). However, it’s important that you’re donating to a qualified organization, and to ensure that you have the item appraised if it’s worth more than $5,000.

Selling Your House

selling the house

If you’re moving to a new place, chances are you won’t be using the current/old one. And, if you own the house, you have the option to sell it in order to cover the costs of your move and maybe even afford to pay for your new place. Generally, it takes a long time to sell a house — you’d need to hire an agent, make some repairs, and wait for your agent to find the right buyer. Luckily, there are actually options to sell it quickly, especially if you need money quick. Instead of hiring an agent, you can look for a company that buys houses in Greenfield, IN at any condition so you can get money fast to fund your move fully.


As mentioned earlier, moving can be quite stressful, and part of that stress is the price tag that comes with moving. Luckily, with these options, you’ll be able to reduce the cost of transporting your belongings and generate enough funds to cover your entire move.

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