Your Moving Budget: Getting ready for Everything

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

Packing up your house and moving to Colorado Springs can be thrilling--and also costly. If you think relocating is in the near future, it isn't too early to come up with a spending plan to ensure that you're ready for the expenditures which come in addition to boxes and tape and moving trucks. As with a lot of life's adventures, the devil is in the details. And when you move, it is the stuff that don't ever come near a truck that amount to unexpected expenditures such as child and animal care, vehicle transport, lodging along the route. Prepare your budget ahead of time so you're conscious of expenses as you go.

Let's start with what you would consider hidden costs--the costs 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. If your move is long-distance and you're paying the expenses, be sure to consider the expenses of house shopping. Including plane tickets, lodging, meals and gasoline should you be driving the distance to your new spot. Bringing the kids and family pet along is probably more pleasant in theory, so incorporate babysitters and animal care.

Keep an eye on the funds you pay on the front end. Getting a outstanding selling price for your residence and anticipating you will be flush with money after closing is ok, but don't get ahead of yourself. Selling a residence comes along with real estate agent costs, and almost always you will need to cover some home repairs or settlement costs for the purchaser. Consequently, go coach until you've got the funds in your bank account.

Supplies, Trucks, and Labor

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

The majority of movers provide a wide range of services from a full-service move, where they enter, armed with cardboard boxes and tape and blankets and pack up everything for you, to basic service in which they send over a truck along with 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, along with other materials you will require. Some individuals are comfortable packing every thing while others would rather have the movers pack specialty 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 won't want to break your new Ultra HD Television by using the inappropriate box and packing materials.

This is easily the priciest part of the move to Colorado Springs, but you'll know that number upfront, so you can put together the remainder of your budget around it.


Check with your insurance agent regarding the way your homeowners coverage works for a move; you may need extra insurance coverage that's effective during the move itself. It's likely that you are protected, 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 homes aren't always ready for new owners. Especially if you're constructing or remodeling prior to moving in, arrange for non-permanent storage until all the work is finished.

If you are driving to your new home, getting your cars there is obviously simple. If not, you most likely have a handful of options-talk to your moving company in Colorado Springs about including automobiles in the estimate along with your household goods move or a vehicle transportation service or a road trip 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 just drained contemplating each of the ways you and your cash part company during a move, there's one more thing. When you hit the road for a long-distance move, you have to prepare for accommodations and meals as you go along. If you're flying, there's the plane tickets to take into consideration, as well as family pet transport charges (except if a driving individual takes the pets).

Tracking down hidden charges and preparing for what may go wrong should go a long way towards a non-problematic and stress-free move, if such a thing exists. Your moving company is an excellent resource pertaining to any concerns 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!