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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 house and moving to Tulsa can be exciting--and also costly. If you think moving is in your future, it isn't too early to generate a spending plan to ensure that you're ready for the costs which come along with packing containers and tape and moving trucks. As with many of life's escapades, the devil is in the details. And when you move, it's the stuff that never touch a moving van that equate to unforeseen expenses such as child and animal care, automobile transport, lodging along the route. Organize your budget ahead of time so you will be aware of expenditures along the way.

Let's begin with what you'll consider hidden costs--the expenditures associated with moving to Tulsa which don't incorporate the actual move.

House Hunting

In the event your move is local or a company-paid relocation, you can forego this section. When your move is long-distance and you're paying the bills, be sure to factor in the expenses of house shopping. This includes airfare, accommodations, meals and fuel should you be driving the distance to your new area. Bringing the youngsters and family pet along may perhaps be more pleasant theoretically, therefore include babysitters and pet care.

Keep an eye on the funds you pay on the front end. Receiving a good selling price for your home and expecting you will end up overflowing with funds following closing is okay, but do not get ahead of yourself. Selling a residence comes along with real estate agent costs, and invariably you will have to take care of a few home repairs or closing costs for the home buyer. So, fly coach until you've got the cash in your bank account.

Supplies, Trucks, and Labor

The actual physical move to Tulsa is the most financially transparent expenditure along the way. Your professional mover will want to come to your residence to provide a precise approximation in accordance with the quantity of rooms, estimated weight (no one brings scales, so don't be concerned about that) mileage, and labor needed. They will provide you with a written bid that itemizes the scope of work and the price per section. If there are pianos, grandfather clocks, vintage items, or items that must be fully crated and uncrated, count on paying additional fees for those add-ons.

The majority of movers present you with a number of options from a full-service move, in which they come in, armed with cartons and tape and moving pads and pack up anything and everything for you, to basic service in which they send over a moving van and a couple of fellas to load, drive, and unload.

If you would like complete your own packing, the moving company you decide on can provide you with the cardboard boxes, tape, and other supplies you will require. Some people are comfortable packing all things while others wish to have the movers pack specialized things like mirrors, art and electronic devices. Make sure you ask your mover what the a la carte services or specialty boxes cost. Don't break your new Ultra HD Television set by utilizing the incorrect box and packaging materials.

This is clearly the priciest element of the move to Tulsa, but you'll know that amount upfront, to help you put together the rest of your budget around it.


Ask your insurance advisor concerning how your homeowners policy works for a move; you may need additional insurance protection which is effective during the move itself. Most likely you are protected, but an additional rider which is free from your deductible is not a awful approach.

Murphy's Law is never more true than when you are moving, and houses aren't always ready for new owners. Particularly when you're constructing or remodeling just before moving in, prepare for short-term storage until all the work is done.

Should you be driving to your new house, getting the vehicles there is clearly easy. If you're not, you may have a variety of possibilities-talk to your moving company in Tulsa about incorporating automobiles in the quote along with your household goods move or a automobile transportation service or a road trip together with your college roommate and then get them a return ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Given that you might be merely worn out contemplating each of the ways you and your hard earned cash part company within a move, there is something else. Once you hit the road for a long-distance move, you have got to prepare for accommodations and meals along the way. If you are flying, there is the airfare to take into consideration, as well as furry friend transport charges (unless of course a driving individual takes the animals).

Tracking down hidden expenses and planning for what may go wrong will go a long way when it comes to a smooth and stress-free move, if such a thing is out there. Your moving company is a great resource pertaining to any concerns you have. Trust us, we've seen everything and most likely have the solution to almost anything.

When you are all set to start budgeting for your move to Tulsa, contact us!

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
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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