Your Moving Budget: Planning for Everything

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

Packing up your house and moving to San Antonio can be thrilling--and also expensive. If you think moving is on your horizon, it's not too early to come up with a budget to ensure that you're ready for the expenses that will come in conjunction with boxes and tape and moving trucks. As with a lot of life's escapades, the devil is in the details. And whenever you move, it will be the items that do not ever come near a truck that add up to unexpected expenditures like child and pet care, automobile transfer, lodging along the way. Organize your budget ahead of time so you will be mindful of costs as you go.

Let's begin with what you'll consider hidden expenditures--the expenditures related to moving to San Antonio which don't involve the specific move.

House Hunting

If your move is local or a company-paid relocation, you may forego this portion. In the event your move is long-distance and you're going to be funding the expenses, you'll want to factor in the expenses of house hunting. Including plane tickets, lodging, meals and fuel if you are driving the distance to your new area. Bringing the youngsters and family dog along is probably more fun theoretically, so add in babysitters and pet care.

Be mindful of the money it will cost on the front end. Receiving a good amount for your residence and anticipating you will be flush with money following closing is fine, but do not get ahead of yourself. Selling a residence includes real estate agent costs, and inevitably you will have to cover a few maintenance tasks or closing costs for the home buyer. So, fly coach until you have got the funds in your bank account.

Supplies, Trucks, and Labor

The physical move to San Antonio is really the most monetarily clear cost in the process. Your professional mover should come to your residence to provide a detailed calculation depending on the quantity of areas, approximated weight (no one brings scales, so don't worry about that) mileage, and crew members required. They will give you a printed estimate that itemizes the scope of work and the charge for each section. Should there be pianos, grandfather clocks, collectibles, or belongings which should be completely crated and uncrated, count on paying additional fees for those add-ons.

Most movers offer a number of services from a full-service move, in which they enter, furnished with cardboard boxes and tape and blankets and pack up anything and everything for you, to basic service where they send over a truck and a couple of people to load, drive, and unload.

If you wish to perform your own packing, the moving company you choose can provide you with the cartons, tape, along with other necessities you'll need. Some individuals are confident packing every thing whilst others prefer the movers pack fragile things such as mirrors, fine art and electronics. Make sure you ask your mover what the a la carte services or specialty boxes run. You won't want to destroy your new Ultra HD TV by utilizing the inappropriate box and packaging materials.

This is usually the costliest element of the move to San Antonio, but you'll know that cost ahead of time, in order to put together the remainder of your budget around it.


Ask your insurance specialist about the way your homeowners policy works for a move; you could need supplemental insurance which is effective over the move itself. It's likely that you are taken care of, but an additional rider that's free from your deductible isn't a terrible strategy.

Murphy's Law is never truer than when you find yourself moving, and residences aren't always ready for new owners. Especially if you happen to be building or remodeling just before moving in, arrange for non-permanent storage until all the work is completed.

If you're driving to your new house, getting the vehicles there is undoubtedly easy. If you're not, you most likely have a handful of alternatives-talk to your moving company in San Antonio regarding including cars or trucks in the quote along with your household goods move or a vehicle transportation service or a road trip along with your college roomie after which you can purchase them a return ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Given that you might be just exhausted considering each of the ways you and your hard earned cash part company throughout a move, there is something else. Once you hit the road for a long-distance move, you've got to take into account accommodations and meals along the way. Should you be flying, there's the airfare to bear in mind, as well as furry friend transportation costs (unless a driving adult takes the pets).

Uncovering hidden costs and getting ready for what could go wrong goes a long way towards a smooth 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 it all and most likely have the response to almost anything.

When you're set to begin budgeting for your move to San Antonio, contact us!