While I say this somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I have a killer (and easy) money saving tip for you… Live next to someone who’s moving. Our best friends and next door neighbors in our old neighborhood made a killing when we moved out. First off, we gave them priority when it came to picking through the stuff that we were selling during our moving sale. They got a screaming deal on a nice computer hutch, as well as a number of other prime items for a song. And while we did our best to run our food supply down prior to the move, there were a number of perishables that we couldn’t take with us that were still left at the very end. So what did we do? Simple, we invited the neighbors over to take what they wanted. In terms of lawn care, we were moving from a neighborhood full of tall fescue lawns to a house with a bermuda lawn — thus, the neighbors got the better part of a big bag of tall fescue grass seed. And when move out day finally rolled around, I decided that I didn’t want to mess with hauling gas for the mower and trimmer. Thus, the neighbors got a few gallons of gas, complete with the gas can.
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3 Responses to “Money Saving Tip: Live Next Door to Someone Who’s Moving”
That is SO true; our neighbors from across the street moved and we got all kinds of freebies!
When you can get something good for free that is awesome! However, I would just be careful because you don’t want to load your house full of junk just because the stuff was free. Space is also a money saver.
… and if I don’t live close to somebody who is moving, should I move? But then if I move my neighbors will get all the free stuff while my bottom line will be in the red. As an extention of this thought, one can consider living next door to somebody who is generous. In that case you will get their stuff right away without having to wait till they move (they could even give you a $1M check or change their will in your favor). Living off somebody else’s resources is always a good money savings advice. And the last but not least, one can also choose to live close to a fool and trick that person out of his/her assets … anybody here close to a fool?