It’s money that ranks first among all the stress factors typically associated with the process of moving home.
Probably, this is because you have the the ability to control most of the other disturbing aspects of the relocatio
effort (you can choose according to your needs, you can hire the movers that will be the best suit your relocation
needs, you can pack your belongings as you like, often you can even decide on a move date that is most convenient
for you). Still, you can do little to find something extra. And while not all the ways to reduce moving costs when
moving may apply to your particular case, the most important thing among them will work for you – making an
efficient moving budget.
How is a moving budget going to help you move around without financial difficulties?
Creating a budget for your moving is your first step towards a successful relocation experience. Your household
budget is going to help you a lot:
Get an actual idea of money you will need for each phase of the relocation process;
Assess your financial situation and determine whether your savings will be sufficient to cover all moving expenses;
Identify what exactly you can afford as it is important to know your ability in terms of shifting options, moving
services, and post-relocation luxuries and what extras you should refrain from, however desirable they may be;
Respond quickly and appropriately whenever a moving task exceeds its fixed financial limit;
Make contingency plans, please.
How do you set a budget for moving?
Things you need to do is make a list of all moving expenses and make the corresponding calculations for entry. You
can do it by your own, or you can take advantage of modern technologies – spreadsheets in Excel or other
appropriate software programs, moving apps specially designed to help you through all phases of the complicated
relocation process, etc. The important thing is to know what are the things to remember for budget for when
shifting and how to understand the cost of moving out.
Moving expenses of the company
When planning your relocation, you are strongly advised to explore all your moving options in order to get
reputable moving services at a reasonable price. Ask for advice, get free moving quotes, ask for in-house binding
estimates, compare the bids received and make sure you hire licensed, experienced and insured professionals. Your
main focus should be to avoid moving fraud as scam artists drain your wallet, no matter how good a moving budget
you’ve created. Provided you have booked the services of a known and reputated moving company. However, you
will have a idea of the final cost of your move. It shall be determined by the price of:
Appropriate packing materials – you can get some moving boxes free of charge or replace them with available
household items, but you will need some unique packing materials for your more delicate and valuable possessions;
shipment of your household goods – your moving company will charge you based of the weight of your goods, the
distance to your final destination, the time required to complete it. In addition, you may need your items to be
stored in short-term storage (at your expense, of course) or to be collected from a number of different locations or
any other accessory services that your movers offer. Take all of your required needs and requirements into account
when planning your moving budget;
If you’re driving your own car, you’ll need a fuel budget, vehicle insurance, road tolls, parking fees, and on-the-road
meals and lodging. If you’re going to fly to your new home, you’ll need to arrange for your car to be shipped and, of
course, you’ll need to buy your airline tickets.
Your moving budget checklist should also include some important things like- urgent post-relocation tasks and the
corresponding financial resources necessary to cover the costs incurred – rent for the first one month, as well as the
needed security deposit (or mortgage payments if you have purchased a place), charges and deposits for relocating
utilities, repair work charges or renovation projects (if applicable).
You never know what is going tohappen, but you are strongly advised to set up a contingency fund, just in case.
Preparing yourself for possible contingency situations (natural disaster, car breakdown or accident, illness or injury,
etc.) will allow you to make your mind relaxed and significantly reduce the moving stress associated with the fear
of the unknown.
Knowing all the things you need to budget for when you move out, you should create a financial plan so that it help
you to relocation effort and avoid costly mistakes. Just one final piece of advice – no matter what the preliminary
numbers tell you, plan for a larger house to move the budget to ensure the favorable outcome of your moving
adventure, whatever happens.