Your Moving Budget: Getting ready for Everything

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

Packing up your residence and moving to El Paso can be exciting--and also costly. If you believe moving is in the near future, it is not too early to come up with a budget so that you are ready for the expenses which come in addition to boxes and tape and moving trucks. As with a lot of life's adventures, the devil is in the details. When you move, it is the stuff that never touch a moving truck that add up to unexpected expenditures such as child and family pet care, vehicle transfer, accommodations along the route. Prepare your budget in advance so you're aware of expenditures as you go along.

Let's begin with what you'll consider hidden expenses--the expenses linked to moving to El Paso which don't involve the specific move.

House Hunting

In the event your move is local or a company-paid relocation, you may skip this section. In the event your move is long-distance and you're going to be footing the bills, you'll want to factor in the costs of house hunting. This consists of plane tickets, hotels, meals and fuel if you are driving the distance to your new spot. Bringing the kids and family dog along is most likely more pleasant in your imagination, so incorporate babysitters and animal care.

Keep an eye on the funds you spend on the front end. Receiving a good price for your house and anticipating you will end up flush with cash immediately after closing is ok, but don't get ahead of yourself. Selling a house comes along with realtor costs, and inevitably you will have to take care of some repairs or closing costs for the home buyer. Consequently, fly coach until you've got the cash in your account.

Supplies, Trucks, and Labor

The physical move to El Paso is really the most financially clear expenditure in the process. Your professional mover should come to your residence to offer an accurate calculation in accordance with the amount of spaces, estimated weight (nobody brings scales, so don't worry about that) mileage, and workers needed. They will provide you with a printed estimate that itemizes the scope of work and the cost for every component. If there are pianos, grandfather clocks, vintage items, or belongings which will need to be completely crated and uncrated, anticipate paying extra fees for those add-ons.

The majority of movers present you with a wide range of services from a full-service move, in which they come in, furnished with boxes and tape and moving blankets and pack up everything for you, to basic service in which they send over a moving van and a couple of people to load, drive, and unload.

If you want to perform your own packing, the moving company you select can provide you with the boxes, tape, as well as other materials you'll need. Some individuals are confident packing all things while others prefer the movers pack fragile items like decorative mirrors, paintings and electronics. Make sure you ask your mover what those a la carte services or specialty boxes are priced at. You won't want to destroy your new Ultra HD Television by utilizing the inappropriate box and packaging supplies.

This is usually the costliest part of the move to El Paso, but you will know that cost ahead of time, to help you put together the rest of your budget around it.


Ask your insurance agent about the way in which homeowners coverage works for a move; you might need supplemental insurance protection that is effective over the move itself. It's likely that you are protected, but an additional rider which is free from your deductible is not a terrible strategy.

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

If you are driving to your new home, getting the cars there is undoubtedly simple. Otherwise, you may have a couple of alternatives-talk to your moving company in El Paso about including cars or trucks in the estimate together with your household goods move or a vehicle transportation service or a road trip along with your college roommate and then get them a return ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Now that you're simply drained thinking about all the ways you and your funds part company within a move, there's one more thing. Once you hit the road for a long-distance move, you need to prepare for accommodations and meals as you go along. If you're flying, there is the airline tickets to bear in mind, in addition to pet transport charges (except if a driving individual takes the animals).

Finding concealed costs and preparing for what might go wrong should go quite a distance on the way to a smooth and stress-free move, if such a thing is out there. Your moving company is a great resource with regard to any concerns you have. Believe us, we have seen everything and in most cases have the solution to nearly anything.

When you are all set to commence budgeting for your move to El Paso, give us a call!