Your Moving Budget: Planning for Everything

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

Packing up your home and moving to Tulsa is usually exciting--and also costly. If you feel a move is in the near future, it is not too early to make a budget so that you're all set for the costs which come in conjunction with packing containers and tape and moving trucks. As with a lot of life's adventures, the devil is in the details. And when you move, it's the items that don't ever come near a moving van that add up to unanticipated expenses like child and pet care, vehicle transport, places to stay along the route. Organize your spending budget beforehand so you are aware of expenses as you go.

Let's begin with what you'll consider hidden expenditures--the costs related to moving to Tulsa which do not involve the specific move.

House Hunting

If your move is local or a company-paid relocation, you can forego this section. In the event your move is long-distance and you are funding the costs, make sure to consider the costs of home hunting. This includes airfare, accommodations, meals and gasoline should you be driving the mileage to your new area. Bringing the children and family dog along may perhaps be more enjoyable in theory, therefore incorporate babysitters and pet care.

Be mindful of the funds you spend on the front end. Obtaining a great amount for your home and anticipating you will end up flush with money following closing is okay, but try not to get ahead of yourself. Selling a property comes along with real estate agent costs, and invariably you will have to take care of a few maintenance tasks or closing costs for the home buyer. And so, go coach until you have got the money in your account.

Supplies, Trucks, and Labor

The actual move to Tulsa is probably the most monetarily transparent expense in the process. Your professional mover will need to come to your home to offer a detailed estimation based on the quantity of rooms, estimated weight (nobody brings scales, so don't be concerned about that) mileage, and workers needed. They can provide a printed bid that itemizes the scope of work and the charge for each section. Should there be pianos, grandfather clocks, antiques, or things that will need to be totally crated and uncrated, anticipate paying extra costs for those add-ons.

Just about all movers provide a number of services from a full-service move, in which they come in, equipped with cardboard boxes and tape and blankets and pack up all the stuff for you, to basic service in which they send over a truck plus a couple of people to load, drive, and unload.

If you wish to perform your own packing, the moving company you select can provide you with the cardboard boxes, tape, and other supplies you will require. Some individuals are comfortable packing everything while others prefer the movers pack specialized things such as mirrors, art and electronic devices. Make sure you ask your mover what those a la carte services or specialty boxes cost. Don't damage your new Ultra HD TV by using the incorrect box and packaging materials.

This is easily the most costly element of the move to Tulsa, but you'll know that amount ahead of time, so you can build the rest of your budget around it.


Consult your insurance specialist concerning how your homeowners insurance works for a move; you might need extra insurance coverage that's effective over the move itself. It's likely that you are taken care of, but an extra rider that is exempt from your deductible is not a terrible approach.

Murphy's Law is never truer than when you're moving, and houses are not always all set for new owners. Particularly if you are building or renovating ahead of moving in, prepare for non-permanent storage until all the work is completed.

Should you be driving to your new residence, getting the automobiles there is undoubtedly straightforward. Otherwise, you most likely have a few options-talk to your moving company in Tulsa concerning including automobiles in the quote together with your household goods move or a vehicle transport service or a road trip along with your college friend and then buy them a return plane ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Given that you might be simply drained contemplating each of the ways you and your money part company within a move, there is one more thing. When you hit the road for a long-distance move, you need to prepare for lodging and food as you go along. If you are flying, there is the airline tickets to take into account, as well as family pet transport costs (unless a driving individual takes the pets).

Finding obscured charges and getting ready for what might go wrong should go quite a distance towards a simple and stress-free move, if such a thing exists. Your moving company is an excellent resource with regard to any issues you have. Trust us, we've seen a great deal and in most cases have the response to nearly anything.

When you're ready to commence budgeting for your move to Tulsa, call us!