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 Wichita Falls is usually exhilarating--and also pricey. If you believe relocating is in your future, it is not too early to generate a spending budget to make sure that you're all set for the expenses that come in addition to cardboard boxes and tape and moving trucks. As with most of life's ventures, the devil is in the details. And when you move, it is the items that never come near a moving van that equate to unexpected expenditures including child and animal care, car or truck transportation, lodging on the way. Prepare your budget in advance so you are aware of expenses along the way.

Let's start with what you'd consider hidden expenses--the expenditures related to moving to Wichita Falls that don't relate to the specific move.

House Hunting

In the event your move is local or a company-paid relocation, you may skip over this portion. When your move is long-distance and you're going to be paying the bills, you'll want to factor in the expense of home hunting. This consists of plane tickets, lodging, food and fuel should you be driving the mileage to your new spot. Bringing the youngsters and family dog along is most likely more fun theoretically, consequently add in babysitters and pet care.

Be mindful of the money you pay on the front end. Receiving a good price for your house and anticipating you will be flush with money following closing is fine, but don't get ahead of yourself. Selling a residence comes with realtor costs, and inevitably you will need to cover a few maintenance tasks or closing costs for the home buyer. Consequently, fly coach until you have got the funds in your account.

Supplies, Trucks, and Labor

The actual physical move to Wichita Falls is really the most monetarily clear cost along the way. Your professional mover will need to come to your home to offer a detailed calculation based on the amount of spaces, approximated weight (nobody brings scales, so don't be concerned about that) mileage, and workers needed. They can provide a printed estimate that itemizes the scope of work and the expense for every component. If there are pianos, grandfather clocks, collectibles, or items that should be fully crated and uncrated, anticipate paying supplemental charges for those add-ons.

The majority of movers present you with a wide selection of services from a full-service move, in which they arrive, furnished with cartons and tape and blankets and pack up all the stuff for you, to basic service in which they send over a moving van along with a couple of people to load, drive, and unload.

If you wish to do your own packing, the moving company you choose can provide you with the boxes, tape, and other supplies you'll need. Some people are at ease packing every thing while some prefer the movers pack fragile items such as mirrors, fine art and electronic devices. Ask your mover what those a la carte services or specialty boxes cost. You don't want to damage your new Ultra HD Television set by utilizing the incorrect box and packaging supplies.

This is usually the most costly portion of the move to Wichita Falls, but you'll know that amount ahead of time, to help you build the remainder of your budget around it.


Check with your insurance specialist about how your homeowners insurance works for a move; you could need additional insurance that's effective during the move itself. It's likely that you're protected, but an extra rider that's exempt from your deductible isn't a terrible strategy.

Murphy's Law is never truer than when you are moving, and homes aren't always totally ready for new owners. Particularly when you happen to be building or remodeling ahead of moving in, plan for temporary storage until all the work is done.

For anyone who is driving to your new residence, taking your cars there is clearly easy. If you're not, you may have a couple of alternatives-talk to your moving company in Wichita Falls regarding including automobiles in the bid with your household goods move or a automobile transportation service or a road trip along with your college friend and after that buy them a return plane ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Considering that you're merely worn out contemplating all the ways you and your funds part company during a move, there is one more thing. When you hit the road for a long-distance move, you've got to take into account places to stay and meals along the way. Should you be flying, there is the airline tickets to bear in mind, along with furry friend transportation costs (unless of course a driving person takes the pets).

Finding hidden expenditures and preparing for what might go wrong should go quite a distance when it comes to a simple and stress-free move, if such a thing exists. Your moving company is an excellent resource pertaining to any concerns you have. Believe us, we've seen a great deal and in most cases have the response to almost anything.

When you are all set to start budgeting for your move to Wichita Falls, give us a call!