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November 01, 2018

Your Moving Budget: Preparing for Everything

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

Packing up your house and moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City is usually thrilling--and also costly. If you believe moving is in the near future, it is not too early to generate a spending budget so that you're ready for the costs that will come in addition to packing containers and tape and moving trucks. As with a lot of life's escapades, the devil is in the details. When you move, it is the things that never make contact with a moving truck that amount to unexpected expenses including child and family pet care, car or truck transfer, lodging along the route. Organize your finances ahead of time so you're conscious of expenses as you go.

Let's begin with what you would consider hidden expenditures--the expenses associated with moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City that don't incorporate the actual move.

House Hunting

If your move is local or a company-paid relocation, you might forego this section. When your move is long-distance and you're funding the expenses, be sure to factor in the expenses of house shopping. This consists of airfare, lodging, meals and fuel if you're driving the distance to your new spot. Bringing the children and family pet along is most likely more enjoyable in your imagination, consequently incorporate babysitters and animal care.

Be mindful of the funds it will cost on the front end. Receiving a great amount for your house and expecting you'll be overflowing with cash following closing is ok, but don't get ahead of yourself. Selling a property comes along with real estate agent fees, and almost always you'll have to cover some home repairs or settlement costs for the home buyer. Consequently, fly coach until you've got the cash in the bank.

Supplies, Trucks, and Labor

The actual move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City is probably the most monetarily transparent expense in the process. Your professional mover will need to come to your residence to offer an accurate calculation depending on the quantity of areas, approximated weight (nobody brings scales, so don't fret about that) mileage, and workers needed. They will give you a written bid that itemizes the scope of work and the cost for every section. In case there are pianos, grandfather clocks, antiques, or belongings which will need to be completely crated and uncrated, expect to pay extra fees for those add-ons.

The majority of movers offer a wide range of options from a full-service move, where they arrive, armed with cardboard boxes and tape and moving pads and pack up all the stuff for you, to basic service in which they send over a moving truck along with a couple of people to load, drive, and unload.

If you would like undertake your own packing, the moving company you choose can provide you with the boxes, tape, along with other supplies you'll need. Some people are confident packing all things while some prefer the movers pack specialized things like mirrors, artwork and electronic products. Ask your mover what the a la carte services or specialty boxes cost. You won't want to break your new Ultra HD Television by utilizing the incorrect box and packaging supplies.

This is clearly the priciest part of the move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City, but you will understand that number in advance, in order to put together the remainder of your budget around it.


Check with your insurance agent regarding the way in which homeowners policy works for a move; you might need additional insurance coverage that is effective during the move itself. Chances are that you will be taken care of, but an extra rider that is exempt from your deductible isn't a bad approach.

Murphy's Law is never truer than when you're moving, and homes aren't always ready for new owners. Especially if you're building or renovating ahead of moving in, plan for non-permanent storage until all the work is completed.

For anyone who is driving to your new residence, taking your vehicles there is undoubtedly easy. Otherwise, you may have a handful of options-talk to your moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City regarding including vehicles 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 get them a return ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Now that you might be merely drained contemplating each of the ways you and your hard earned cash part company throughout a move, there's yet another thing. Once you hit the road for a long-distance move, you have to take into account places to stay and meals as you go along. If you are flying, there's the plane tickets to consider, as well as pet transportation costs (except if a driving individual takes the pets).

Uncovering concealed expenses and getting ready for what may go wrong goes a long way on the way to a simple and stress-free move, if such a thing exists. Your moving company is a superb source of information pertaining to any concerns you have. Believe us, we have seen everything and usually have the response to just about anything.

When you are ready to begin budgeting for your move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City, give us a call!

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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