Moving On A Budget

In order to move your home without spending more money then you have you need to create a budget for yourself. This helps you to control what you will spend and how much of it you are willing to spend. Many of the things that you can budget include the moving truck you rent or the amount needed to hire someone to do it for you.

There are some things that you will be able to plan for easily on your own and other things you may not be fully aware of. Learn to spot the hidden fees that might creep up during your move and whether or not they should be paid or passed by.


Most moving companies will have insurance – but in most cases this rate will not be enough to cover that priceless piece that was broken. The insurance is based on how much the item weighs and there may be some items that are small – but priceless. Because of this you may find it prudent to have other types of insurance. However, this is only something that you will need if you are transporting many valuable items.

Cleaning Old Home

Many of us will focus on the new home that we are moving into rather then the old one. Because of this we forget the security deposit that we could be getting back if we were to repair and thoroughly clean the house we currently live in. All you will need are some heavy duty cleaning supplies to make your home as good as new and you may be able to get your hands on that deposit. This money could come in handy and help to give you the money you need.

Extra Fees

If you are taking an extra car with you in order to move your family or move yourself separate from the moving truck then you are going to have to budget money for food, gas, hotels, plane tickets, and other traveling necessities. These will help to make sure that you are covered completely and have no problems when the time comes. Also make sure that you book any hotel room in advance so you know where you are staying.

To be on the safe side you should always save more money then you have planned on spending. This will take care of any potential problems that may occur.