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Money Talk: The Costs of Moving and Relocating To Austin

Monday, July 18th, 2011

You have already made the necessary plans in moving to your new location. Everything has been set on your mind and you are being optimistic about the great move. You think all you have to do is pack your belongings and move in to the new house you have just bought. But wait a minute. Have you also planned for the costs entailed in your relocation? If you have not done so, then read on because this article will provide you with all information on the costs that you should prepare for.

Moving to a new place will definitely make you shell out money. That is why planning and research is crucial so that you will not get stressed out. First things first – make a quick inventory of your current household items. This is the most important part, since the cost of your move largely depends on the things that you will bring to your new residence. Moving companies usually charge either by volume or weight. With this in mind, it would is highly recommended that you only bring those items that you really need. Some things can be sold or just left behind so your moving costs can be cut down a little.

 

Next thing that you want to consider is the size of the residence where you will be relocating. Is it a studio-type home? Is it a 1 bedroom apartment, or is it a townhouse? You need to also consider this variable because there are also moving companies that charge depending on the size of the dwelling. Of course, the final cost will still depend on the furniture and other household items that you will bring along. The size of the house will just make them do a rough estimate of the weight of the household items. Say for example, a studio-type house can accommodate 3,400 pounds of household items, while a 1 bedroom house can usually accommodate 4,000 pounds of household items. The larger the house, the larger the estimated weight of household items. The mileage is also taken into account by moving companies. The longer the distance of your new residence, the higher you will be charged for the move.


If you are not going to get long distance movers, you still need to take into account those expenses that will arise such as gas, trailer rental, hitch, wiring, dollies, rope and tie downs, furniture pads, toll free costs. Some people who have their own vehicle can do the moving themselves, but local movers in Austin, Texas do everything – loading and unloading of your household items, transporting them, and providing all the necessary hauling and towing equipment needed for the move. So basically they take out most of the stress involved.

To prevent paying more than you should, it is best to ask several moving companies and get a quote of their services. There are other sites that provide free moving quotes so you can get a feel of how much you will need to set aside for you upcoming relocation.

 

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