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Moving Tips: Spending moving savings

Using savings from budgeting for a move can help you spend on home items later on.

Using savings from budgeting for a move can help you spend on home items later on.

If you can budget well when it comes to your move, you may be able to use the saved cash for some fun and useful ways to make your new home feel more like your own.

There are many small tasks that won't take much money at all, such as adding decorative accents throughout the house. A small pot of dried flowers or even picture frames can brighten up a new room. Buying an array of candles can help get the home smelling exactly how you want it.

Using the money to get necessities such as toiletries, towels or even pots and pans could be a good plan. Does your new home have a dish rack? Even bath mats could be a good investment, as you will likely need them, and they help prevent slipping in the bathroom.

If you want to go bigger, you could put the money toward a remodel of a room, or even the whole home. Maybe the home needs an addition that you planned before moving in, or just a new coat of paint in the bedrooms.

Examining the outside could help generate some ideas on how to spend the cash. Look over the yard and see if it is uneven, or needs a treatment plan. Buying fertilizer, turf or even a lawnmower may be necessary. If the home does not have a garden hose, this is likely a good item to purchase early on.

Keep in mind, if you now live in an area with cold weather, a snow shovel or snow blower are great investments that will be used often. Moving in the winter may require de-icer or rock salt. While these items are not very expensive, a dip into the bank account for them may turn out to be a great idea.

If you live in areas with hot and humid summers, you could probably use a pool, especially if you have the yard space and young children. Even smaller ones are available that don't break the bank. However, if you have the budget, considering a more sturdy option could be in the cards.

There are many things to think about when packing before arriving at the new home, and some investment into the new house may be one important item to consider.