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How To Save Money When Moving


Moving can be very expensive unless you learn how to save appropriately to keep your money where it belongs... in your pocket. 


If Seattle is your destination, there are many moving companies in Seattle which provide quality work to hundreds of customers. Do some research and make sure that the company has a physical address, and that it is registered with the Department of Transportation.


How to Prepare a Moving Budget


If you're finding it difficult to decide on how or when to move, use a budget template to determine costs. 


Most people don't set up a budget first. You should know what the move is going to cost so you're fully aware of what you're spending and avoid unnecessary costs or over spend. You must always leave aside an extra amount of money, because the unforeseen might happen. Remember that you can never control every variable that takes part in a process, let alone such a complex procedure as moving a family.


1. Create a Budget Template


Excel allows you to use easy calculations and provides you with everything you need, including formulas. 


If you don't want to spend time at your computer, buy a bookkeeper's record book. You may need to make a few adjustments, but it's not too difficult. Make sure you have a good calculator on hand.


2. Moving Company Expenses


If you decided to hire a moving company, consider the following amounts:

1. Moving Company Fee: includes fuel and labor. Ask and include the highest quotes.


2. Additional Insurance: to cover accidental damage to valuable items.


3. Extra Services: may include moving a piano or a heavy bookcase.


4. Extra Charges: like shuttle service and flight charge.


5. Professional Packing: this service is optional.


3. Handling the Move Yourself


You may think it will be cheaper, but if not properly planned, it could end up costing you more than you bargained for. Better leave it in the hands of professionals. Consider the following items:


1. Truck Rental: rates vary if you make a return or one-way trip.

2. Insurance: contact your credit card companies to find out if you're covered. If the answer is no, make sure to include an insurance fee.

3. Extra Equipment: this may include furniture covers and a loading ramp.

4. Incidentals: just in case the price of gas goes up or you need to make some extra stops.

4. Packing and Storage Fees

1. Mattress Covers: moving companies usually provide these supplies at no cost.

2. Extra Insurance: include extra insurance to insure your valuables.

3. Packers and Movers Ahmedabad Costs: include the cost of moving items from your home to the storage facility.

If you don't want your move to cost you an arm and a leg, plan a reasonable budget and try to stick to it. It's your safest bet.


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