Your Moving Budget: Planning for Everything
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Let's begin with what you'd consider hidden costs--the expenses linked to moving to Denver which don't incorporate the actual move.
If your move is local or a company-paid relocation, you can forego this section. In the event your move is long-distance and you are paying the expenses, make sure to factor in the expenses of house hunting. Including airfare, hotels, food and fuel if you're driving the distance to your new location. Bringing the children and family dog along may perhaps be more fun in your imagination, so add in babysitters and animal care.
Keep in mind the funds you pay on the front end. Getting a great price for your home and expecting you will be flush with cash after closing is fine, but don't get ahead of yourself. Selling a residence includes realtor fees, and almost always you will need to take care of several repairs or closing costs for the home buyer. And so, fly coach until you've got the money in the bank.
Supplies, Trucks, and Labor
The actual move to Denver is the most financially transparent expenditure along the way. Your professional mover will need to come to your residence to provide an accurate estimation in accordance with the number of rooms, projected weight (nobody brings scales, so don't be concerned about that) mileage, and crew members needed. They can provide a printed bid that itemizes the scope of work and the expense for each part. In case there are pianos, grandfather clocks, antiques, or things that should be entirely crated and uncrated, expect to pay supplemental fees for those add-ons.
Most movers present you with a wide range of options from a full-service move, in which they come in, furnished with cartons and tape and moving blankets and pack up anything and everything for you, to basic service where they send over a truck and a couple of people to load, drive, and unload.
If you want to do your own packing, the moving company you choose can provide you with the boxes, tape, as well as other supplies you will need. Some people are comfortable packing all things while some would rather have the movers pack specialized things like decorative mirrors, fine art and electronics. Ask your mover what the a la carte services or specialty boxes are priced at. You won't want to ruin your new Ultra HD Television by using the improper box and packaging materials.
This is usually the most costly part of the move to Denver, but you'll know that cost upfront, so you can build the remainder of your budget around it.
Ask your insurance advisor about the way your homeowners policy works for a move; you may need additional insurance protection which is effective over the move itself. It's likely that you're covered, but an additional rider which is free from your deductible is not a awful strategy.
Murphy's Law is never truer than when you find yourself moving, and houses are not always totally ready for new owners. Particularly if you are constructing or renovating prior to moving in, plan for temporary storage until all the work is finished.
If you're driving to your new home, taking your cars there is obviously easy. If not, you probably have a few options-talk to your moving company in Denver about incorporating automobiles in the bid together with your household goods move or a vehicle transport service or a road trip together with your college friend after which you can purchase them a return plane ticket home.
Getting There Is All the Fun
Given that you might be merely exhausted considering each of the ways you and your hard earned cash part company during a move, there is one more thing. When you hit the road for a long-distance move, you have to plan for places to stay and food along the way. If you're flying, there's the airfare to consider, in addition to furry friend transport fees (unless a driving adult takes the pets).
Finding concealed charges and planning for what may go wrong should go a considerable way when it comes to a non-problematic and stress-free move, if such a thing exists. Your moving company is a great source of information with regard to any issues you have. Believe us, we have seen it all and most likely have the solution to just about anything.