Moving season is in full swing and without some thought and preparation your move can end up costing more than expected.
Here are a few tips to help keep track of your moving costs and help keep your costs down
- Plan your move
Throughout our blogs we continue to stress the importance of planning your move. Whether you are moving across town or across country, the earlier you start planning and the more detailed your plan, the better you can budget for your move. In the past we covered 3 apps to help organize your move and your storage unit; these are best utilized in the planning stage of your move.
- Make a budget
During your planning stage you can make a budget to include all the extra costs that your move will entail. Consider the costs for the following:
– Change of address costs.
– Storage unit fees.
– Cost of hiring cleaners for your old home and new home.
– Cost of living while settling in, including restaurant budget and various supplies.
– Food and refreshments on moving day if you are relying on friends to help.
- Plan your movers
Moving costs vary greatly depending on where you are moving and what type of moving company you plan on using and the price charged by moving companies depends on the type of move you plan. A deluxe move where the company does all the packing and moving will cost quite a bit more than if you do it yourself.
Choose your moving company wisely and get estimates before your move. Include insurance costs in your quote for all of your possessions and keep in mind that most movers are tipped at the end of the day.
If you are renting your own truck be certain to plan for the size of vehicle you will need.