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 Denver can be exhilarating--and also pricey. If you feel relocating is in the near future, it's not too early to come up with a budget to make sure that you're ready for the expenditures that will come along with packing containers and tape and moving trucks. As with many of life's adventures, the devil is in the details. And when you move, it is the stuff that don't ever touch a moving truck that add up to unanticipated expenditures like child and animal care, car or truck transfer, accommodations on the way. Organize your finances beforehand so you're mindful of expenses as you go along.

Let's begin with what you would consider hidden expenses--the costs associated with moving to Denver which do not incorporate the specific move.

House Hunting

In the event your move is local or a company-paid relocation, you might skip this section. If your move is long-distance and you're going to be funding the costs, be sure to take into account the costs of home shopping. This consists of airfare, accommodations, meals and fuel if you're driving the distance to your new area. Bringing the kids and dog along is most likely more pleasant in your imagination, so incorporate babysitters and pet care.

Be mindful of the money it will cost on the front end. Getting a good amount for your residence and predicting you'll be flush with cash after closing is okay, but do not get ahead of yourself. Selling a home includes real estate broker charges, and invariably you will need to cover several home repairs or settlement costs for the buyer. So, fly coach until you have got the money in your account.

Supplies, Trucks, and Labor

The actual move to Denver is probably the most economically transparent expenditure along the way. Your professional mover should come to your residence to offer a precise estimation in accordance with the number of areas, projected weight (nobody brings scales, so don't be concerned about that) distance, and labor needed. They will provide you with a written estimate that itemizes the scope of work and the charge per component. Should there be pianos, grandfather clocks, vintage items, or things that must be entirely crated and uncrated, expect to pay additional costs for those add-ons.

The majority of movers provide a number of options from a full-service move, in which they come in, armed with boxes and tape and moving blankets and pack up all the stuff for you, to basic service where they send over a truck plus a couple of people to load, drive, and unload.

If you want to complete your own packing, the moving company you choose can supply you with the packing containers, tape, along with other materials you will require. Some people are at ease packing every thing whilst others wish to have the movers pack fragile things such as decorative mirrors, fine art and electronic devices. Make sure you ask your mover what the a la carte services or specialty boxes run. Don't damage your new Ultra HD Television by utilizing the improper box and packaging materials.

This is easily the most costly part of the move to Denver, but you will understand that number ahead of time, to help you develop the rest of your budget around it.


Ask your insurance agent regarding the way your homeowners policy works for a move; you may want supplemental insurance protection that is effective during the move itself. Chances are that you are protected, but an additional rider which is exempt from your deductible isn't a bad strategy.

Murphy's Law is never truer than when you're moving, and residences are not always all set for new owners. Especially if you are constructing or renovating ahead of moving in, arrange for temporary storage until all the work is finished.

For anyone who is driving to your new residence, taking your cars there is undoubtedly straightforward. If you're not, you probably have a few options-talk to your moving company in Denver regarding incorporating cars or trucks in the estimate together with your household goods move or a automobile transport service or a road trip together with your college roomie and then buy them a return ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Given that you're merely worn out thinking about each of the ways you and your funds part company during a move, there's one more thing. When you hit the road for a long-distance move, you have to plan for places to stay and meals as you go along. If you're flying, there's the airfare to take into account, in addition to pet transport charges (unless of course a driving person takes the pets).

Uncovering obscured expenses and planning for what may go wrong should go a considerable way on the way to a simple and stress-free move, if such a thing exists. Your moving company is an excellent source of information with regard to any issues you have. Trust us, we have seen everything and usually have the solution to nearly anything.

If you are set to begin budgeting for your move to Denver, call us!