New House - Advice on Saving Money Needed

Kingsavvysaver

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
Sep 18, 2019
Messages
788
Points
193
Age
36
Hi All,

Me and my partner have moved into our house over the weekend.

There is lots to do and of course lots of things to buy.

Any tips on saving money when first moving in?
 

Jon

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
Oct 17, 2013
Messages
32,377
Points
283
Age
43
Location
Leeds
Hi All,

Me and my partner have moved into our house over the weekend.

There is lots to do and of course lots of things to buy.

Any tips on saving money when first moving in?

Is this a bought house or rented?

If it's the former then I would say hold tight to your money for the first few months. Mainly because that's when things will go wrong. Things you didn't even know were wrong! Bad plumbing, leaking roofs etc.. You will discover it all!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Kingsavvysaver

Jon

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
Oct 17, 2013
Messages
32,377
Points
283
Age
43
Location
Leeds
It's a bought house.

Ahh the joys!!

We moved in, totally stretching ourselves to get the house in the first place

Within the first 2 months we had

Garage door that wouldn't shut
Leaking Roof into bedroom
Broken Toilet
Stair that went through

@katykicker is going through her own version of this at the moment but basically, whenever you buy a house there is a ton of stuff you just don't notice until you start 'using' the house!!
 

katykicker

I am a work from home Mum from Essex.
Staff member
Joined
Nov 14, 2014
Messages
6,715
Points
373
Location
Harlow
Website
katykicker.com
My house is a council house, that I hope to buy, but we've already spent around £3,500 just getting in the door and carpeting upstairs etc so I think it's in between private rental and buying a house, in terms of money spent.

We've got a list of must-do jobs and then a list of should do soon jobs and then just things that we would *like* to do. We're trying to do a balance of all the must-do jobs, a few should do and the occasional like to do job. It is keeping us sane, and mostly happy, while we wait for the council to fix the roof, guttering, stairs and more.
 

katykicker

I am a work from home Mum from Essex.
Staff member
Joined
Nov 14, 2014
Messages
6,715
Points
373
Location
Harlow
Website
katykicker.com
My tips for saving money would be:

Shop around
Upcycle
Re-use anything you can. We had some old furniture we didn't want anymore that we have repurposed
Buy quality where you can like carpet, paint supplies etc (doesn't have to be expensive paint but don't assume that cheap paint brushes, rollers etc will work just as well!)
Visit charity shops - I've picked up some lovely smaller items to make the house a home lately
Try eBay for tools or specific items you need
See if your local council has a scheme for furniture and/or paint as sometimes you can get half used tins of paint etc for free to avoid them going to landfill

Hope this helps x
 

LaurenKnox

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
Dec 21, 2020
Messages
67
Points
158
Age
29
Even if it's been a few years, the memories of moving in are still fresh. When my partner and I first settled into our place, we were on a tight budget too. One trick that helped us save money was to prioritize our purchases. We focused on the essentials first, like a comfy bed and basic kitchen supplies, and then slowly added extras over time. It's amazing how quickly those little expenses can add up! Oh, and speaking of spaces, I remember stumbling upon an extra large summer house while on a road trip years back. It was a charming surprise in the middle of nowhere!
 
Last edited:

Glasgowbeta

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
Mar 13, 2017
Messages
9
Points
111
Congrats on the new place! For saving money, try these:

Buy Used - Check out thrift stores or Facebook Marketplace for furniture and essentials.
DIY - Simple DIY projects can save you cash on decor and repairs.
Prioritize - Focus on what you need right away and wait on non-essentials.
Shop Sales - Look for sales, discounts, and coupons for what you do need.
I applied these when I wanted to get a new car and maybe you can't see much of a difference at first but in time it will make a huge difference, belive me!
 

Members online

No members online now.

Amazon Discount Finder Tool

Find hidden 80%+ savings on Amazon products



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forum statistics

Threads
7,444
Messages
200,468
Members
11,390
Latest member
RhiTMS