Expenses to Include in Your Colorado Moving Budget


November 8, 2017

Before packing your belongings or reserving a Colorado moving truck, it’s important to set a budget for your move. But if you’ve never moved before, calculating how much you will need to make it to your new home can be challenging. Most people remember to include the cost of packing supplies and transportation, but there are other expenses that are often forgotten. Here’s a look at some of the lesser-known expenses that need to be included in your Colorado moving budget:

Moving Insurance

Moving companies often provide insurance to customers, but many people will need to purchase additional coverage to ensure their valuable belongings are covered. Therefore, it’s important to make room in your budget for additional insurance coverage. Talk to the moving company and your home insurance agent to learn about the various types of insurance and find the best deal. Should you purchase more moving insurance to cover your move?

Cleaning Costs

Are you renting the home that you’re currently living in? If so, it’s recommended that you clean it prior to moving out so the landlord does not deduct cleaning expenses from your security deposit. This is another expense that many people forget to factor in when calculating a budget for their move. If you plan on cleaning it yourself, calculate the cost of cleaning supplies. Otherwise, add the cost of a maid service to your moving budget.

Child or Pet Care

Moving with small children or pets can be difficult, which is why it’s best to pay a little extra to have someone watch your kids or pets on the day of the move. This will allow you to focus solely on the move so it goes as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Packing Services

Moving on a tight schedule can be tough, so you may end up needing a professional to help pack all of your belongings. Most moving companies offer these services, but it will cost you extra. Even if you don’t plan on using packing services, it may be a good idea to factor them into your budget anyways. This way, you will be prepared for the worst-case scenario.

Lodging

People who are moving far away may need to stay in a hotel overnight if they can’t make it to their new home within one day. Make sure that you figure out how long it will take you to get to your new house so you know whether you will need a hotel room for the evening. Remember that you will most likely be tired on moving day due to the stress of moving, so you may not be able to travel as far as you normally would.

Now that you know the expenses that need to be factored into your moving budget, it’s time to get in touch with the professionals to plan your move. Contact Eden’s Moving Company to discuss local and long distance moving services with our team of professionals. Call us today to learn more about our services and request a quote.
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