Creative Savings for Your Buckhead Apartment

Nov 9 13:47 2010 Abby Evans Print This Article

Here are a few tips for saving money if you're planning on moving to the Buckhead area.

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You want to move or relocated to Buckhead because of its amazing business opportunities, shopping and nightlife.  No problem.  Then you look at your meager means and wonder how you’re going to make it happen.  No worries.  Use these tips to help get your creative ball rolling.

First, check out your financial situation and determine how much you can spend on rent.  Try to ballpark a utilities figure so that you may be realistic with what you can spend.  And remember, it’s always a good idea to overestimate what you might spend on anything so that you can be prepared for “worst case scenario” situations.

Now think about initial costs that moving will entail.  Will you have to put anything in storage?  Will you have to pay a pet fee?  Will you have to pay a security deposit?  Those can range anywhere from $100 to two months rent.  How much could you potentially spend on these fees?  What will you need for your home once you get there (think paper towels, kitchen items, toilet paper, bath mats, shower curtains, bedding, towels, surge protectors, hangers, laundry baskets, trash cans, furniture)?  Can any of these things be inherited from relatives or friends?  Goodwill and the Salavation Army are also great places to look for furniture and accents like lamps and pillows.  Also think about what you might be saving.  With your move, will you be able to use public transit and thus save on gas or parking fees?  Will you be moving things out of storage and thus save on that monthly fee? 

After you’ve assessed that, think about what you could live without.  If you are thinking about moving in several months, it is easy to rack up extra cash with just trimming down on the miscellaneous.  Do you pay $45 a month for Wi-Fi you don’t use?  Would it be possible to decrease your cell phone minutes and get some money knocked off your plan?  Does your cable company offer a package with less channels for less money?  Figure out where your miscellaneous money goes.  If you’re like me, a lot of it goes to food.  Eating out at restaurants can be very pricey, so try making more meals at home- and taking leftovers to work the next day.  All of these things could potentially save you hundreds and before you know it, you’re ready to move into your new Buckhead apartment.

Searching for Buckhead apartments can be frustrating so let PROMOVE take the guesswork out of it for you.  PROMOVE is a free apartment locating service in Atlanta and the dedicated team can find you the perfect apartment that suits all of your needs and your budget.

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Abby Evans
Abby Evans

Abby is a Buckhead apartment lifestyle specialist.

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