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How to Estimate the Cost of Your Move

Mobile Renter Signing a Form from a Professional Mover If you are a renter, the likelihoods are you’ve moved house a time or two (or more). So, you’re likely mindful that moving to a new Mobile rental home takes time and money. Several factors go into estimating the cost of a move, and it can be complicated to get it right. In this blog post, we will talk about some tips on estimating the cost of your move and provide a few resources that can help make the process simpler!

Getting Organized

The first step in estimating the cost of your move is to figure out how much stuff you possess. An effective method for doing this is to list all the items you plan to take with you on your move, then assign a rough estimate for each item based on size and weight. This will assist you with making an approximate total cost for packing, loading, and transporting all your belongings.

It’s additionally vital to consider the distance of your move since the cost depends on the miles you need to cover. Assuming that you’re moving within your city, it could be more affordable than if you’re moving to another state or country. In any case, you’ll have to sort out the most effective way to move your belongings from one home to another, whether that means taking multiple trips, renting a moving truck, or hiring professional movers to help you.

Hiring Professionals

Once you’ve assessed the amount it will cost to pack and transport your belongings, you will need to decide if it’s worth it to hire professional movers or do the work yourself. Professional movers can be a big help, particularly if you have a lot of furniture or heavy things. However, they generally come with a price tag. Make sure to get quotes from a couple of different companies and compare them to the cost of doing it yourself. If you had your way, try to book these services well in advance to lock in the best rates.

As you collect your estimates, ensure you’ve included common expenses, for example:

  • Packing services
  • Moving insurance
  • Specialty item packaging services (moving pianos, safes, artwork, etc.)

Moving Yourself

If you choose to rent a moving truck and do the move yourself, you might have the option to save a bit of money. But there are a couple of elements to consider too. First of all, you’ll have to determine the size of the moving truck you’ll need to rent. Smaller moving trucks may be less expensive, but you might not be able to fit all your belongings in them. Numerous rental companies charge by the mile as well as by the day, so ensure your cost estimate includes both!

Other costs to account for in your DIY moving budget include:

  • Gas, tolls, and parking fees
  • Moving insurance
  • Additional moving equipment rental (ramps and dolly)
  • Packing materials (boxes, tape, covers, etc.)

Other Costs

At last, there are a couple of other expenses associated with moving that you should remember. Depending on the move, you might have to calculate other costs such as temporary lodging, meals, storage costs, and expenses related to moving out and moving in (cleaning costs, security deposit, and utility set-up deposits, for example). Your new Mobile property manager is a decent resource to get some information about setting up utilities for the home you’re moving into.

By following these procedures and undertaking some research on your own, you should have a good idea of how much your move will cost. While it’s difficult to predict all potential expenses, following this advice should help you avoid any nasty surprises down the road.


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