Your Moving Budget: Getting ready for Everything

Moving - budgeting for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Packing up your home and moving to Colorado Springs can be thrilling--and also costly. If you think relocating is in the near future, it's not too early to come up with a spending plan to ensure that you're ready for the expenditures which come in addition to packing containers and tape and moving trucks. As with a lot of life's adventures, the devil is in the details. When you move, it is the things that don't ever touch a truck that amount to unexpected expenditures including child and animal care, automobile transportation, lodging along the route. Prepare your finances in advance so you're conscious of costs along the way.

Let's start with what you'd consider hidden costs--the expenses linked to moving to Colorado Springs which don't relate to the specific move.

House Hunting

If your move is local or a company-paid relocation, you might omit this portion. In the event your move is long-distance and you are paying the bills, be sure to consider the expenses of house shopping. This includes plane tickets, lodging, meals and gasoline should you be driving the distance to your new area. Bringing the children and family pet along is probably more pleasant in theory, so incorporate babysitters and animal care.

Keep an eye on the funds you spend on the front end. Getting a outstanding price for your residence and anticipating you will be flush with money following closing is ok, but do not get ahead of yourself. Selling a residence includes real estate agent costs, and almost always you'll have to cover a few home repairs or settlement costs for the buyer. So, go coach until you've got the funds in the bank.

Supplies, Trucks, and Labor

The actual physical move to Colorado Springs is really the most monetarily transparent expenditure in the process. Your professional mover will need to come to your residence to offer a precise approximation based on the amount of spaces, estimated weight (nobody brings scales, so don't be concerned about that) distance, and workers required. They will give you a printed bid that itemizes the scope of work and the charge for each component. Should there be pianos, grandfather clocks, vintage items, or items that will need to be entirely crated and uncrated, expect to pay supplemental costs for those add-ons.

Most movers provide a wide range of services from a full-service move, where they enter, equipped with boxes and tape and moving blankets and pack up anything and everything for you, to basic service in which they send over a truck and a couple of people to load, drive, and unload.

If you would like complete your own packing, the moving company you select can provide you with the packing containers, tape, and other materials you will require. Some individuals are comfortable packing everything while some would rather have the movers pack specialized things like mirrors, paintings and electronic products. Make sure you ask your mover what those a la carte services or specialty boxes are priced at. You don't want to break your new Ultra HD TV by using the incorrect box and packing materials.

This is clearly the priciest portion of the move to Colorado Springs, but you will know that amount upfront, to help you put together the remainder of your budget around it.


Check with your insurance agent about how your homeowners coverage works for a move; you may need extra insurance that is effective during the move itself. It's likely that you're covered, but an supplemental rider that's exempt from your deductible is not a awful strategy.

Murphy's Law is never truer than when you're moving, and houses aren't always ready for new owners. Particularly if you're constructing or remodeling just before moving in, arrange for non-permanent storage until all the work is finished.

For anyone who is driving to your new home, getting your cars there is clearly easy. If not, you probably have a handful of options-talk to your moving company in Colorado Springs concerning including automobiles in the bid along with your household goods move or a vehicle transportation service or a road trip along with your college roommate after which you can buy them a return ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Now that you might be simply drained contemplating each of the ways you and your hard earned cash part company throughout a move, there's one more thing. When you hit the road for a long-distance move, you need to plan for accommodations and meals as you go along. If you're flying, there's the plane tickets to take into consideration, as well as pet transport fees (except if a driving individual takes the pets).

Tracking down hidden costs and preparing for what could go wrong should go a long way on the way to a non-problematic and stress-free move, if such a thing exists. Your moving company is an excellent resource pertaining to any questions you have. Trust us, we've seen everything and most likely have the response to almost anything.

When you're all set to begin budgeting for your move to Colorado Springs, contact us!