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8 Feb 2014

Tips to Prepare a Moving Budget – Be proactive

It is very important to prepare a moving budget as you need to be ready with the right amount of cash on the shifting day. If you’re opting for professional moving services, then you can ask them for a rough estimate of the total cost. However, in case you are doing things on your own, you have to arrange for the complete budget in advance. Mentioned below are a few tips to prepare a moving budget.

You need to book a cab – While most of the bigger things will be ported in the truck, you need to book a cab to carry all the valuables and other personal things. You need to first be ready with the cab fee and the additional luggage cost.

You need to rent a truck – You need to arrange for the moving truck fee that is the most important part of your shifting plan. The truck company is sure to charge you a lot depending upon the luggage, fuel usage and the duration of the entire shift.

Extra charges – These charges pop up when you hire someone to move something unique and bulky such as a piano. Even if you've not opted for professional moving services, there are some things that can be moved only via professional help.

Damage charges – Often, when you do things on your own, there are chances of breakage. So you need to be prepared for such instances as well. If you hire moving services, you can have your goods insured. However, when you do things yourself, you have to face the consequences of your actions. So you need to be ready with the damage charges as well.

Purchasing packing materials – You need money to buy all sorts of packing materials such as a tape, bubble wrap, boxes and so on. You need to keep aside some money for buying packing materials.

In this way, you need to prepare a rough budget while relocating so that you know what to expect on the moving day.      

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