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How to budget for your next local or long distance move.

Your Moving Budget: Planning for Everything

Not only is moving stressful, but it can get very expensive, very quickly. Without having a proper idea for what everything is going to cost, your budget can quickly be blown way out of proportion. To avoid the sticker shock of all moves big and small, it’s best to lay out everything that has to be done and find out the approximate cost of each thing in your area. For your convenience, here are most of the things you will have to plan for when thinking about your next move.

Moving Your Things

First off, the main cost you’ll have to budget for is actually moving your stuff. While you could do it yourself… you’ll still have to rent a truck, pay for the gas you use, any additional insurance you need to cover any accidents you may have, and equipment rentals to get your belongings into the truck. After all is said and done, you will still be paying a lot of money and putting forth a lot of effort.

A better way to do it? Hire a moving company. They bring the truck, the equipment, the insurance, the expertise, and the muscle, leaving you with a much less stressful move! To give you an idea for what this will cost, first check out the website of a trustworthy moving company that you want to hire. From here, they will tell you their base moving fee which includes the cost of labor and fuel based on how much stuff you have and how far you are moving. After that, you’ll have to decide whether you would like to pay for insurance and any additional services you may want to add.

Storage Units

For those things that you are not taking with you, a storage unit might be necessary. Depending on how much space you will need for the belongings you are leaving behind, that will determine the monthly cost of a storage unit. Past that, consider the extra trips you may have to make in order to eventually retrieve all the items you left behind. It may end up being a lot more work than you’re prepared for!

Moving Your Car

Additionally, if you’re planning a long distance move – farther than driving distance – you will have to get your car shipped. For this, you may want to look into a certified Auto Mover to make sure that you are getting the most appropriate service. The farther you move, the more expensive it will be to move your car and yourself. You will have to factor in transportation costs for you and your family to get from point A to point B.

Childcare and Work

Finally, you will need to prep for your actual move day. That means extra costs of getting your home cleaned, hiring a babysitter to watch your young children and pets, and other relevant expenses. Also, consider that you’ll need to take time off of work – which means, though you’re not spending money, you won’t be earning as much, either. Once you get to your new home, you may decide that you need more furniture or other household items, which will be another added expense.

Call My Tucson Movers

For your next move, plan ahead and make sure that you have all of your ducks in a row. Don’t sweat the hard work, let My Tucson Movers do the rest! We are a trusted moving company with the moving experience that you need, as well as coupons and specials that make moving affordable. Allow us to do the heavy lifting while you’re planning the big move. To get a quote, call us at (520) 822-6140 or contact us here. We’ll be there every step of the way.

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