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Budgeting Your Move

Create a realistic budget, avoid hidden charges and unnecessary expenses, and know what you’ll need to move without breaking the bank.

  • Top Money Saving Tips for Your Next Move

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on October 10, 2018

    Whenever you move, you have to spend money -- but it doesn't have to be a lot. As you buy moving supplies, rent a truck or hire professionals, the costs associated with moving can add up. Don't put yourself into debt. Learn how to end this chapter of your life and start up again...

  • 10 Cheapest Ways to Move Long Distance

    Michael E Fromm  Posted by Michael E Fromm on December 12, 2018

    There are plenty of options for long distance moves that are cheap and can complement any budget. How much does it cost to move long distance? The average price can be anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000 -- depending on the size of your home, amount of belongings, distance of your...

  • How to Get Federal Financial Moving Assistance

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on October 24, 2018

    Whether you're moving across town or across the country, moving expenses can quickly add up. If you aren't careful, the process can become quite costly. If you don't have the financial means to complete your move right away, there are ways to get financial help from the...

  • Best Ways to Make a Money Saving Moving Budget

    Kelly Martini  Posted by Kelly Martini on September 13, 2018

    While there are several ways to make it less expensive, moving may never be as cheap as you want it. It's easy (and common) to underestimate your relocation costs as the hidden fees multiply. But as long as you know how much you can spend and what to expect in advance, you won't...

  • What Are the Typical Moving Expenses?

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on January 3, 2019

    Though you may find yourself paying other costs along the way, prepare for the typical moving expenses that you will always have to spend money on. While it's possible to cut corners by asking friends for help on moving day, renting your own moving truck, or using old boxes, some...

  • Top 7 Tips to Save Money When You Move Cross Country

    Paul Maplesden  Posted by Paul Maplesden on October 25, 2018

    Some of the tricks for moving locally also apply when making a cross country move, but we’ve also got some great tips on saving money on more epic journeys. Sit back, enjoy the scenery, and let us guide you through the best ways to save money when you’re relocating to another...

  • How Much Will Moving Cost You?

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on October 10, 2018

    Moving is a complicated and expensive process. While there are many factors that contribute to the overall cost, the most impactful factors are the size of your home, the weight of your goods, the distance of your move and the services that you require. The average in-state move...

  • Top 10 Ways to Get Free Moving Boxes

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on September 21, 2018

    If you've ever moved using a moving company or even moved on your own, you already know that moving is expensive. Labor, the rental truck and all of the peripheral charges are often overlooked. A big oversight is packing supplies, which includes the moving boxes you pack your...

  • How Much Does it Cost to Move a Three (3) Bedroom Apartment?

    Scott Myers  Posted by Scott Myers on October 10, 2018

    Cost is a major concern for most people when moving. Moving costs are determined by a multitude of factors, including the type of move, distance traveled, and weight of your goods. The average cost of moving a three bedroom apartment locally or long distance is $1,000 to $10,000....

  • How Much Does it Cost to Move a Two (2) Bedroom Apartment?

    Scott Myers  Posted by Scott Myers on October 10, 2018

    Cost is a major concern for most people when moving. Moving costs are determined by a multitude of factors, including the type of move, distance traveled, and weight of your goods. The average cost of moving a two bedroom apartment locally or long distance is $1,000 to $6,000. If...

  • How Much Does it Cost to Move a One (1) Bedroom Apartment?

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on September 17, 2018

    The biggest concern most people have during a move is the cost. Even though your one bedroom apartment move is a small one, you still might want to hire professional movers. The exact amount will vary depending on the distance of your move, the special services you require and...

  • How Much Does it Cost to Move a Three (3) Bedroom House?

    Kelly Martini  Posted by Kelly Martini on October 10, 2018

    The task of moving raises many concerns, particularly cost. The amount you will pay to move a three-bedroom home will depend on the method you choose for your move and your specific needs. Volume of your goods + distance you are moving + professional services required = total...

  • How Much Does it Cost to Move a Four (4) Bedroom House?

    Scott Myers  Posted by Scott Myers on October 10, 2018

    Moving a four bedroom house can be quite a task. With a considerably sized home, it may become costly to hire professional movers but will be very time-consuming to attempt to tackle the project yourself. The average cost of moving a four bedroom house locally or long distance is...

  • How Much Does it Cost to Move a Five (5) Bedroom House?

    Scott Myers  Posted by Scott Myers on October 10, 2018

    Relocation is an incredibly stressful venture. There are many factors to consider and a variety of options open to you to complete your move. If you are moving the contents of a five bedroom house, you may be curious how much different moving services will cost you. The average...

  • How Much Will a Packing Service Cost You?

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on October 10, 2018

    The cost of moving is a concern that is always in the forefront of our minds as moving is a very pricey venture. Depending on your budget, you may not be able to afford extra services that moving companies offer. The average packing specialist costs $60 per hour. Hiring a packing...

  • Top 7 Hidden Moving Fees and How to Avoid Them

    Paul Maplesden  Posted by Paul Maplesden on October 26, 2018

    Moving your home can be expensive, with the total cost of moving falling anywhere between $2,000 to $20,000 or more. It all depends on what you’re moving, how far you’re going, and several other factors. We’ve covered some of the common fees you might expect to pay, and let you...

  • How to Estimate the Cost of Utilities When Moving

    Paul Maplesden  Posted by Paul Maplesden on October 29, 2018

    Find out how to determine utility costs before you move. When you're moving to a new home, you should understand the likely cost of utilities ahead of time, so you can budget properly and make sure you have enough disposable income. We'll guide you through some methods you can...

  • 6 Factors to Consider Before Moving

    Scott Myers  Posted by Scott Myers on December 21, 2018

    There are many reasons to relocate -- attending the college of your dreams, following a loved one or just getting an invigorating fresh start with a change of scenery. However, moves are commonly motivated by financial reasons. Before choosing a new city or town to call home, the...

  • The Most Commonly Forgotten and Overlooked Moving Costs

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on October 15, 2018

    Moving is expensive. Whether you are renting a truck or hiring a moving company, there are a variety of costs associated with relocation. Apartment hunting, closing on a home or researching moving companies can be time-consuming, stressful and hectic. That's why, when planning a...

  • How Do Movers Calculate Costs?

    Kelly Martini  Posted by Kelly Martini on October 18, 2018

    Ever wonder how moving companies determine the price of your move? Moving costs vary depending on several factors , including the type of move, the volume of your shipment, the services you require, and of course the company you choose. If you're planning an upcoming move, find...

  • How to Get Help from a Church or Charity for a Low Income Move

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on November 14, 2018

    Certain groups write out checks to help with your rent, utilities, medical bills and more. Smaller local religious organizations will help with in other ways -- like storage, physical labor and temporary housing. Not-for-profit religious groups usually have a stock of donated...

  • How Much Will Full Service Moving Cost You?

    Kelly Martini  Posted by Kelly Martini on September 13, 2018

    Moving is a complicated process, involving many variables which affect the price you pay. You could opt for a do-it-yourself-move, where you will rent your own trailer, buy your own packing supplies, pack up your own belongings, load them onto the truck and drive it to your new...

  • 8 Reasons Moving on a Budget Sucks

    Kelly Martini  Posted by Kelly Martini on September 28, 2018

    If you're preparing to move without a lot of cash, read on for help dealing with the inevitable struggles of a frugal move and common issues that might pop up. Hire reliable movers that won't jack up the price on moving day, and budget your money so you aren't strapped for cash...

  • How Do You Move on a Tight Budget?

    Kelly Martini  Posted by Kelly Martini on November 6, 2018

    Moving expenses can add up quickly if you have budget constraints -- especially when you're low income or no income at all. Use these tips to find out how to fit relocation in your budget. There are multiple ways to save money and even spend none at all during your move.

  • Are Moving Expenses Tax Deductible?

    Michael E Fromm  Posted by Michael E Fromm on September 25, 2018

    A new law has eliminated tax breaks many were once eligible for. If you have just or plan to incur any moving expenses, it is important to know what is and isn't tax deductible.

  • How Much Money Should I Save Up to Move?

    Scott Myers  Posted by Scott Myers on September 6, 2018

    You finally pinpointed the location where you want to settle down, and now a new problem comes rushing to the forefront. How much money do I have to save to move? There are many factors to consider when saving up and budgeting for your move. It's important that you prepare...

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