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November 01, 2018

Your Moving Budget: Planning for Everything

Moving - budgeting for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Packing up your house and moving to Wichita Falls is usually thrilling--and also expensive. If you think moving is in your future, it is not too early to make a spending plan to ensure that you're all set for the costs that come together with boxes and tape and moving trucks. As with a lot of life's escapades, the devil is in the details. And when you move, it is the items that don't ever come near a moving van that add up to unforeseen expenses like child and pet care, vehicle transportation, places to stay along the route. Organize your spending budget beforehand so you are aware of expenditures as you go.

Let's begin with what you'll consider hidden costs--the costs associated with moving to Wichita Falls which do not incorporate the specific move.

House Hunting

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're funding the costs, make sure to consider the expense of home hunting. This includes plane tickets, hotels, meals and gas should you be driving the mileage to your new area. Bringing the kids and family dog along may perhaps be more enjoyable theoretically, therefore incorporate babysitters and pet care.

Be mindful of the funds you spend on the front end. Getting a great amount for your house and expecting you will end up flush with money after closing is fine, but try not to get ahead of yourself. Selling a home comes along with real estate agent costs, and invariably you will have to pay some repairs or closing costs for the home buyer. And so, go coach until you have got the funds in your account.

Supplies, Trucks, and Labor

The actual move to Wichita Falls is probably the most monetarily clear cost in the process. Your professional mover should come to your home to offer a detailed calculation depending on the number of rooms, estimated weight (nobody brings scales, so don't worry about that) mileage, and workers needed. They can provide a printed bid that itemizes the scope of work and the charge for every part. Should there be pianos, grandfather clocks, antiques, or items that must be totally crated and uncrated, anticipate paying extra charges for those add-ons.

Just about all movers offer a number of services from a full-service move, in which they arrive, armed with boxes and tape and moving blankets and pack up all the stuff for you, to basic service in which they send over a truck plus a couple of people to load, drive, and unload.

If you want to perform your own packing, the moving company you decide on can provide you with the packing containers, tape, and other supplies you will require. Some people are at ease packing everything while some prefer the movers pack specialized things such as mirrors, art and electronic devices. Make sure you ask your mover what those a la carte services or specialty boxes cost. Don't destroy your new Ultra HD Television by using the inappropriate box and packaging materials.

This is clearly the costliest element of the move to Wichita Falls, but you will know that number ahead of time, to help you develop the rest of your budget around it.


Ask your insurance specialist concerning how your homeowners plan works for a move; you could need additional insurance coverage that's effective over the move itself. It's likely that you're taken care of, but an extra rider that's exempt from your deductible is not a terrible approach.

Murphy's Law is never truer than when you're moving, and houses are not always all set for new owners. Particularly if you're building or renovating ahead of moving in, prepare for non-permanent storage until all the work is done.

Should you be driving to your new residence, getting the automobiles there is undoubtedly straightforward. Otherwise, you most likely have a few options-talk to your moving company in Wichita Falls about including vehicles in the quote together with your household goods move or a vehicle transport service or a road trip along with your college friend and then buy them a return plane ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Given that you might be simply drained contemplating each of the ways you and your money part company within a move, there is one more thing. When you hit the road for a long-distance move, you have to prepare for lodging and food as you go along. If you're flying, there is the airfare to bear in mind, as well as pet transport costs (unless a driving individual takes the pets).

Uncovering obscured costs and planning for what might go wrong should go quite a distance towards a simple and stress-free move, if such a thing exists. Your moving company is an excellent resource with regard to any issues you have. Trust us, we've seen a great deal and usually have the response to nearly anything.

When you're all set to commence budgeting for your move to Wichita Falls, give us a call!

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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