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How to Create a Moving Budget

January 8th, 2013 - 8:58 AM

People set budgets every day for things like groceries, rent, entertainment, and shopping. I even have a budget set for how much I spend on going out to eat! When it comes to moving, why not set a budget for that, too? Whether your cross country move is expected or unexpected, I’ll help you create a budget for it so that you don’t overspend. Let’s take a look at some things you should do to create a reasonable moving budget.

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How much does it cost to hire a moving company?

January 2nd, 2013 - 3:54 PM

If you’re looking to hire a moving company, you’re not alone. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2010, 37.5 million people 1 year and older changed residences in the U.S. Though no doubt many of these are local moves, a large percentage are people like you—people moving long distance that need to hire a moving company. And, of course, the primary question asked is “How much does it cost to hire a moving company?”

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Cheapest Options for Moving

December 17th, 2012 - 1:00 PM

Moving and cheap are two words that normally don’t go together. Moving is a big process, and it often comes with a hefty price tag. However, there are some affordable options available if you know where to look. In order to get the cheapest options for moving, you have to consider your move date, the amount of space you use, and your method of moving. Let’s take a closer look.

Getting the Cheapest Moving Option – Choosing the Right Move Date

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Moving Estimate

December 12th, 2012 - 2:18 PM

What’s included in a U-Pack moving estimate?

U-Pack is a “you pack, we drive” moving service with rates comparable to truck rental. You load and unload your belongings, and U-Pack does the driving! While some call that a win-win for long-distance moving, others still have questions about what all you get with a U-Pack move. Let’s look at what’s included in a U-Pack estimate and how it stacks up to estimates from other moving options.

U-Pack Moving Estimates – Three Facts You Should Know

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How to Keep Your Moving Costs Low

November 20th, 2012 - 7:37 AM

If your number one goal in your upcoming cross country move is to keep moving costs low, you’ve found the hidden gem of information you need to do just that. Below, you’ll find some awesome ways to lower your moving costs, helping you stay on budget during your cross country move.

Timing is Everything. The moving industry revolves around peak and off-peak moving days and seasons. Fridays, weekends, holidays, the end of the month, and summer are the busier times of the week, month, and year to move. You’ll find cost savings by moving on a weekday, before or after a major holiday, the beginning of the month, and fall/winter seasons.

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Move Cost: How to Calculate It

October 19th, 2012 - 9:34 AM

How about another Flashback Friday? This week, Christina reviews how to calculate your move costs so you’ll be able to create a more accurate budget for your move. Happy Friday!

When you’re budgeting for a move, it’s important to consider all potential costs. As you may know, your base price depends on the type of service you choose—“you pack, we drive,” full-service, or truck rental—along with location, how much you’re moving, and when you’re moving. But, what some forget to take into account are the additional costs that aren’t listed on your moving quote.

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How much does a mover cost?

October 5th, 2012 - 10:23 AM

Today’s Flashback Friday looks back at a post by Christina. She lets us know how to find the cost of a mover, and helps us compare which movers will be best for your budget. Happy Friday!

With more than 40 million Americans moving each year, there are a lot of questions about how much a mover costs. Some can cost a lot, while others are dirt cheap. Learning the cost of movers can help you decide on your moving budget, plus help you decide which moving option is best for your upcoming long-distance move. Let me help answer your question “How much does a mover cost?”