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Moving? Tips To Managing Moving Costs

Jul 22, 2008
Are you moving and just think that you can pay for things as they arise or as you go along? This is the wrong thing to do folks. This way will cost you more than you could ever imagine. You need a bit of financial management. It's not hard. The best way to manage your moving costs is to know all potential costs involved with your move. Here are a few tips to consider helping save you money and manage what you have left.

Just remember there is more to moving than just packing and having an address to your new place. There are many financial decisions and costs associated that people generally don't consider until they are faced with the situation such as:

1. Application costs
2. Security deposit
3. Utility Turn-on Fees
4. First month rent for an apartment
5. Closing/financial Costs for a new home
Storage

Get Estimates for the way you want to move. Compare them to other forms of moving. You can choose to move yourself and rent a moving truck or rent portable storage containers, where you pack your stuff into containers and the movers relocate the packed container for you. Either way is a great option. It just depends on how much work you are willing to do yourself.

If you are opting to hire professional packers and movers to handle the entire job then you need to arrange for your choice company to come and assess what you're bringing. Make sure your estimate clearly defines what all that is included with that offer and what is not. Don't make the mistake of expecting movers to show up and unhook the washer and dryer or refrigerator for nothing. Those are additional costs. If you don't cover those costs during the estimate assessment phase, you run the risk of being over charged by the movers on the actual moving day.

With a professional door to door moving service, you still have the option of packing up your house or apartment contents yourself. Be sure you have the additional moving equipment on hand. This equipment includes packing materials, furniture pads, and dollies. You don't have to have them do that part of the job. The more you do and the less the movers do, the cheaper your cost.

If you're moving intrastate then moving costs are not going to be as high as moving interstate. If you're leaving your state consider the following that may apply to you and consider in advance what charges apply and budget for them; such as air travel or rental of an extra car. This type of long distance move has many hidden costs including the cost of food, gas, and possibly hotel accommodation.

Another moving related cost is the potential storage facility you might need if your new location is not ready for you to just move in. If you know this well in advance then to save you the trouble of hiring movers to pack your home just to put your tuff into storage to then having to rent a another truck to get your stuff out of storage will cost you two times over. Let alone the grief and stress. Consider using moving pods so that your stuff, even though id in storage, is in a container that doesn't have to be packed up again.
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