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5 Costs to Consider When Budgeting For Your Move

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January 5, 2016 |

Do you have a big move coming up in the new year? Are you trying to stay on a budget, but aren’t quite sure how to maintain low costs? If so, we want to help. Check out the following five costs to consider when budgeting for your move to make the process as smooth as possible.

Packing Supplies

You might not think it, but packing supplies can actually run up your costs if you’re not careful. From boxes to packaging tape, you’ll quickly find that there is much to purchase when you begin to move. Factor this into your budget upfront.

Storage Costs

It’s possible that you will have to put your items into storage while you move. Even if it’s something you’re not planning on doing, you never know what could happen. To keep yourself on budget, make sure and include a nest egg fund that gives you leeway if you end up with storage costs.

Gratuity

Mover gratuity is the norm in the industry. For a full days move, you should consider tipping your USA Movers anywhere from 15-20% depending on their service. Or if you plan on just a half day move, tip them around $10-20 each mover. As you can see, this can quickly add up. Keep it in your budget if you want to be a good customer.

Deposits and Utility Bills

Moving into your new home comes with many joys, paying in advance to turn on your utilities isn’t one of them. However, you make the process easier by setting aside money for deposits associated with these bills.

Unexpected Costs

First, make sure and read the fine print on any contract you sign. Next, set aside money for things like driving charges, elevator fees, supply fees, and long-carry fees. You never know what you’ll encounter and there is a possibility you’ll end up paying more for your mover.

Hopefully these five tips make your move stress and hassle free!

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