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 is exhilarating--and also pricey. If you feel relocating is in the near future, it's not too early to generate a spending budget to make sure that you're all set for the expenditures that will come along with boxes and tape and moving trucks. As with most of life's escapades, the devil is in the details. When you move, it's the things that don't ever touch a moving truck that amount to unanticipated costs like child and animal care, car or truck transfer, accommodations on the way. Organize your budget beforehand so you are mindful of costs as you go along.

Let's begin with what you'd consider hidden expenses--the expenses related to moving to Denver which do not involve 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 factor in the expense of home shopping. This consists of plane tickets, accommodations, meals and fuel if you are driving the distance to your new area. Bringing the children and dog along is most likely more pleasant in your imagination, so incorporate babysitters and pet care.

Keep in mind the money it will cost on the front end. Obtaining a good amount for your residence and predicting you will be flush with cash after closing is fine, but do not get ahead of yourself. Selling a property includes real estate broker charges, and invariably you'll have to cover several home repairs or settlement costs for the buyer. So, travel coach until you have got the funds 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 will need to come to your residence to offer an accurate calculation in accordance with the number of rooms, projected weight (nobody brings scales, so don't be concerned about that) distance, and workers needed. They will provide you with a written quotation that itemizes the scope of work and the price per component. If there are pianos, grandfather clocks, vintage items, or items that will need to be entirely crated and uncrated, count on paying additional charges for those add-ons.

Most movers provide a wide range of options from a full-service move, in which they arrive, equipped with boxes and tape and moving blankets and pack up all the stuff for you, to basic service where they send over a moving 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, and other materials you will require. Some people are comfortable packing every thing whilst others prefer 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 cost. 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 amount ahead of time, to help you build the rest of your budget around it.


Ask your insurance advisor regarding how your homeowners policy works for a move; you may want supplemental insurance protection that's effective throughout the move itself. Most likely you're protected, but an extra rider which is exempt from your deductible isn't a terrible idea.

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

For anyone who is driving to your new residence, taking your vehicles 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 bid together with your household goods move or a automobile transport service or a road trip together with your college roommate and after that buy them a return ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Given that you are merely exhausted thinking about each of the ways you and your funds part company during a move, there's yet another 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 are flying, there's the airline tickets to take into account, in addition to family pet transport fees (unless of course a driving person takes the pets).

Finding obscured expenses and getting ready for what could go wrong should go a considerable way towards 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.

When you are set to begin budgeting for your move to Denver, give us a call!