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November 01, 2018

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 San Antonio can be thrilling--and also expensive. If you believe moving is in the near future, it is not too early to generate a budget to ensure that you are ready for the expenses which come in addition to 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 is the things that do not ever touch a truck that amount to unforeseen costs such as child and pet care, vehicle transfer, accommodations along the route. Prepare your finances in advance so you are conscious of expenditures as you go along.

Let's begin with what you'll consider hidden expenses--the costs linked to moving to San Antonio 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 paying the bills, you'll want to take into account the expense of house searching. This consists of plane tickets, hotels, meals and fuel if you're driving the distance to your new area. Bringing the kids and family dog along is probably 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 home 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 real estate agent 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 San Antonio is really the most monetarily clear expenditure in the process. Your professional mover will need to come to your residence to offer an accurate calculation in accordance with the amount of spaces, approximated weight (nobody brings scales, so don't worry about that) mileage, and workers needed. They will provide you with a printed quotation that itemizes the scope of work and the cost for each component. Should there be pianos, grandfather clocks, vintage items, or belongings which must be completely crated and uncrated, anticipate paying additional fees for those add-ons.

Most 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 supplies you'll need. Some individuals are confident packing all things while some wish to have 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 damage your new Ultra HD Television by utilizing the incorrect box and packaging supplies.

This is usually the most costly portion of the move to San Antonio, but you will know that cost in advance, so you can put together the rest of your budget around it.


Ask your insurance advisor 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're protected, but an additional rider which is free from your deductible is not a bad idea.

Murphy's Law is never truer than when you find yourself moving, and homes 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 completed.

If you are driving to your new home, getting your vehicles there is undoubtedly simple. If not, you may have a variety of alternatives-talk to your moving company in San Antonio concerning including cars or trucks in the estimate together with your household goods move or a vehicle transportation service or a road trip with your college roomie and then get them a return ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Given that you're simply drained thinking about all of 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 plan for accommodations and meals as you go along. If you are flying, there is the airline tickets to take into account, in addition to family pet transport charges (except if a driving individual takes the animals).

Finding hidden charges 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 for any questions 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 San Antonio, 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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