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November 01, 2018

Your Moving Budget: Getting ready for Everything

Moving - budgeting for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Packing up your house and moving to Little Rock is thrilling--and also pricey. If you feel relocating is in the near future, it is not too early to come up with a spending plan so that you're all set for the expenses which come together with packing containers and tape and moving trucks. As with many of life's escapades, the devil is in the details. When you move, it is the things that don't ever come near a moving truck that equate to unforeseen costs like child and pet care, car or truck transportation, accommodations along the way. Organize your finances ahead of time so you will be aware of expenditures as you go.

Let's start with what you'd consider hidden expenditures--the expenses related to moving to Little Rock which do not involve the specific move.

House Hunting

If your move is local or a company-paid relocation, you might skip this portion. In the event your move is long-distance and you're funding the expenses, make sure to take into account the costs of home searching. This includes airline tickets, accommodations, food and gasoline should you be driving the distance to your new location. Bringing the kids and family pet along may perhaps be more enjoyable in your imagination, therefore incorporate babysitters and pet care.

Keep in mind the money you pay on the front end. Receiving a great amount for your house and anticipating you will end up overflowing with funds after closing is okay, but try not to get ahead of yourself. Selling a property comes with real estate agent fees, and almost always you'll have to take care of some maintenance tasks or settlement costs for the home buyer. So, fly coach until you've got the money in your account.

Supplies, Trucks, and Labor

The physical move to Little Rock is really the most financially transparent cost in the process. Your professional mover should come to your house to provide an accurate estimate based on the amount of areas, projected weight (no one brings scales, so don't worry about that) mileage, and workers needed. They can provide a printed estimate that itemizes the scope of work and the charge for every part. In case there are pianos, grandfather clocks, collectibles, or items that must be completely crated and uncrated, anticipate paying supplemental fees for those add-ons.

Just about all movers present you with a wide range of options from a full-service move, in which they arrive, equipped with boxes and tape and blankets and pack up everything for you, to basic service where they send over a truck along with a couple of guys to load, drive, and unload.

If you wish to undertake your own packing, the moving company you choose can supply you with the cardboard boxes, tape, and other supplies you'll need. Some people are at ease packing all things while some wish to have the movers pack specialized things like mirrors, fine art and electronic products. Make sure you ask your mover what those a la carte services or specialty boxes run. Don't ruin your new Ultra HD Television by using the inappropriate box and packing supplies.

This is easily the costliest portion of the move to Little Rock, but you will understand that number ahead of time, so you can put together the rest of your budget around it.


Ask your insurance advisor regarding the way your homeowners plan works for a move; you may need additional insurance that is effective over the move itself. Chances are that you're covered, but an additional rider that is free from your deductible is not a awful approach.

Murphy's Law is never truer than when you find yourself moving, and houses aren't always all set for new owners. Particularly if you are constructing or remodeling just before moving in, arrange for short-term storage until all the work is finished.

Should you be driving to your new home, taking your vehicles there is clearly easy. If not, you may have a couple of choices-talk to your moving company in Little Rock about incorporating vehicles in the bid with your household goods move or a automobile transport service or a road trip with your college roomie after which you can buy them a return plane ticket home.

Getting There Is All the Fun

Considering that you might be merely exhausted thinking about all the ways you and your funds part company throughout a move, there is one more thing. When you hit the road for a long-distance move, you've got to plan for lodging and food along the way. If you're flying, there's the plane tickets to bear in mind, along with family pet transport charges (except in cases where a driving person takes the animals).

Tracking down concealed charges and getting ready for what may go wrong will go a considerable way when it comes to a smooth and stress-free move, if such a thing exists. Your moving company is a superb source of information with regard to any issues you have. Believe us, we've seen everything and usually have the response to just about anything.

If you are set to begin budgeting for your move to Little Rock, call us!

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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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 distance move.
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