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Moving Budget: Before and After the Move

Moving Budget: Before and After the Move

Moving to a new home will be costly no matter the circumstances, however there are ways you can properly budget to not go completely overboard during the process. When establishing your moving budget, there are many factors you need to consider especially if you decide to hire moving and packing services from a professional company. Before your move, the experts from All My Sons Moving & Storage suggest that you plan and become aware of all expenses that go into moving. It’s possible to create a moving budget that will not break the bank and we want to share with you what to expect before and after your move!

Before the Move

Moving can be expensive, and many people aren’t aware of the mover fees, truck rentals, and packing supplies that are included in most moving services. Find out exactly where you will be spending money and you won’t be caught off guard when you see the final bill. Before you hire a professional moving company, perform research on hidden fees and educate yourself on common moving terms. When you are researching different companies, inquire about what exactly they will be charging you in the end. Making yourself aware of the costs will help you establish a realistic budget and allow you to stay within that amount. You will need to factor in packing supplies, fuel and travel costs, the truck rental and so much more. Set aside some money for a tip for the movers, depending upon performance. This should all be done during the planning process to avoid added stress when it comes time to moving day.

After the Move

Once you are all moved into your new home, you might think that the moving expenses are finally over. Unfortunately, this is not the case and you should plan for more costs and purchases to come. While you can easily transfer furniture and home décor from your old home, there will most likely be new purchases to complete the decorations in each room. Will you need to buy new appliances or paint the rooms? Don’t forget about setting up your utilities and cable/internet as well as new food to stock up your refrigerator and pantry. We suggest that you create a separate moving budget and outline just for after the move. You will be surprised with some of the hidden costs that arise in the setup of your new home.

If you decide to hire a professional moving company, we suggest that you get informed and inquire about all costs before making your decision. You can get accurate quotes from different moving companies to compare costs and services. It can be easy sticking to your set moving budget if you prepare in advance and understand each moving fee. All My Sons Moving & Storage is here to handle your every moving and packing need. Contact us today for more information on our outstanding moving services! We have over four generations in moving experience and always put the customer first.