What to Factor Into Your Moving Budget

Whenever you are planning a move, one of the first things you should do is create a budget for it. Failing to do so can result in unexpected expenses and the sticker shock that happens once everything is accounted for. To flawlessly navigate the entire process, you should first know what you can expect to spend money on before you work with one of the top long-distance moving companies in your area.

Moving Company Expenses

Almost anyone looking to move to a new home or office space takes advantage of the services of moving companies that can do most of the work for them. If you are planning to move with the help of the pros, keep in mind that there are a few expenses to consider working into your budget. These include labor and fuel charges, additional insurance and charges for the long-haul and other extra services.

Packing Supplies and Storage Fees

Don’t forget the factor packing supplies and the storage fees into your total moving budget. As you work with local or commercial movers, it would be helpful to determine the number of boxes, bubble wrap, tape and padding needed for the move. Sometimes, you might have to put some of the excess items in storage for the meantime, so you’d want to include any fees associated with it to your budget.


Travel Expenses

If you are moving your car along with a moving truck for an interstate move, you will need to include travel expenses into your moving budget. These may pertain to fuel and maintenance fees for your motor vehicle, as well as lodging and meal fees. For the latter, be sure to search for available rooms on stops along the route along with the booking rates beforehand.

At Star Moving Solutions, we provide old fashioned personalized service designed for the modern world. Through a combination of hard work, tenured dedicated local team members, and a global support network, we have delivered exceptional service on local, long-distance, and international moves. Learn more about our services by calling (703) 421-6510 or filling out our contact form to request an estimate.



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