Budgeting for Moving Day Expenses

Budgeting for Moving Day Expenses

Posted by Billy Peshke on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 10:06am.

 

On moving day, you'll have a big task. You’ll need to get your possessions

from your old property to your new one — ideally without delays or damage!

Surprisingly, many people underestimate the time and costs involved in doing

that. Careful planning and budgeting are crucial to ensuring moving day goes

You basically have three options:

1. Hire a moving company to handle everything.

2. Hire a truck and crew, while doing some of the work yourself. (For

example, you can pack and help with loading.)

3. Do it all yourself by renting a moving van and getting friends and family

to help.

If you're going with option one, get quotations as early in the buying/selling

process as possible. Services, costs and quality vary widely among full service moving companies.

If you're going to do some or all of the move yourself, the best place to start is

by making a list of what you'll need. In addition to renting a moving van, or

hiring a truck and crew, there are many supplies you may require. For

example, you’ll need boxes, protective fill and/or wrapping (i.e. bubble wrap),

markers for labeling boxes, packing tape, and more.

You may decide to rely on friends to help load the truck on moving day. That's

fine. Just be sure you have enough people to do the job within a reasonable

timeframe, and confirm everyone's attendance at least a couple of days

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