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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 residence and moving to Oklahoma City is usually exciting--and also costly. If you think relocating is in your future, it's not too early to come up with a spending budget so that you're all set for the costs which come along with boxes and tape and moving trucks. As with most of life's adventures, the devil is in the details. And when you move, it's the items that never touch a moving truck that add up to unexpected expenses including child and family pet care, car or truck transportation, places to stay along the route. Plan your finances in advance so you are mindful of expenses as you go.

Let's start with what you'll consider hidden expenses--the expenditures related to moving to Oklahoma City which don't involve the specific move.

House Hunting

In the event your move is local or a company-paid relocation, you can omit this section. If your move is long-distance and you're funding the expenses, you'll want to take into account the expenses of house hunting. Including airline tickets, hotels, food and gas should you be driving the mileage to your new area. Bringing the children and family dog along may perhaps be more fun theoretically, consequently incorporate babysitters and pet care.

Keep in mind the funds it will cost on the front end. Receiving a outstanding price for your residence and expecting you will end up overflowing with cash after closing is fine, but do not get ahead of yourself. Selling a property includes realtor fees, and inevitably you will have to take care of a few home repairs or closing costs for the purchaser. Consequently, fly coach until you have got the money in your account.

Supplies, Trucks, and Labor

The actual move to Oklahoma City is the most monetarily clear cost in the process. Your professional mover will want to come to your residence to offer a precise estimate based on the amount of rooms, projected weight (no one brings scales, so don't fret about that) distance, and crew members needed. They will give you a printed bid that itemizes the scope of work and the cost per part. Should there be pianos, grandfather clocks, collectibles, or belongings which should be fully crated and uncrated, anticipate paying supplemental charges for those add-ons.

The majority of movers present you with a number of services from a full-service move, in which they enter, armed with boxes and tape and moving pads and pack up all the stuff for you, to basic service in which they send over a truck plus a couple of fellas to load, drive, and unload.

If you want to do your own packing, the moving company you decide on can provide you with the cardboard boxes, tape, as well as other materials you'll need. Some people are confident packing every thing whilst others would rather have the movers pack fragile things like decorative mirrors, art and electronic products. Be sure to ask your mover what those a la carte services or specialty boxes run. Don't destroy your new Ultra HD Television by utilizing the incorrect box and packaging materials.

This is clearly the priciest element of the move to Oklahoma City, but you will know that cost in advance, to help you develop the remainder of your budget around it.


Check with your insurance specialist about how your homeowners coverage works for a move; you may need supplemental insurance coverage that is effective during the move itself. Most likely you're taken care of, but an supplemental rider which is exempt from your deductible isn't a awful approach.

Murphy's Law is never truer than when you're moving, and residences aren't always all set for new owners. Particularly when you happen to be building or remodeling ahead of moving in, prepare for short-term storage until all the work is finished.

Should you be driving to your new house, getting the automobiles there is obviously straightforward. If not, you most likely have a variety of choices-talk to your moving company in Oklahoma City concerning incorporating cars or trucks in the bid along with your household goods move or a vehicle transportation service or a road trip along with your college roomie after which you can buy them a return ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Given that you are simply exhausted thinking about each of the ways you and your money part company during a move, there is one more thing. When you hit the road for a long-distance move, you need to prepare for places to stay and food as you go along. If you are flying, there is the airfare to take into consideration, in addition to pet transportation fees (unless a driving individual takes the animals).

Uncovering concealed costs and planning for what might go wrong goes a considerable way towards a streamlined and stress-free move, if such a thing is out there. Your moving company is a superb resource with regard to any concerns you have. Believe us, we've seen a great deal and most likely have the answer to nearly anything.

If you are set to start budgeting for your move to Oklahoma City, call us!

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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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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