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How to Estimate the Cost of Your Move

Cibolo Renter Signing a Form from a Professional Mover If you are a renter, the odds are that you’ve moved house a time or two (or more). Therefore, you’re likely mindful that moving to a new Cibolo rental home takes time and cash. Several considerations go into estimating the cost of a move, and estimating it right can be tricky. 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 excellent approach 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 things.

It’s also essential to think about the distance of your move since the pricing depends on the miles you need to go. Assuming that you’re moving within your city, it may be less expensive than if you’re moving to another state or country. Nonetheless, you’ll have to determine 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 aid you.

Hiring Professionals

After calculating how much 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 an incredible help, mainly if you have a lot of furniture or heavy belongings. However, they generally require a price tag. Make sure to gather quotes from a few different companies and compare them to the cost of doing it yourself. If possible, try to book these services well in advance to lock in the best rates.

As you collect your estimates, ensure you’ve incorporated common expenses, for instance:

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

Moving Yourself

If you want to rent a moving truck and do the move yourself, you might have the option to save a bit of money. But there are some aspects to consider too. First of all, you’ll have to figure out the size of the moving truck you’ll need to rent. Smaller moving trucks may be cheaper, but you might not be able to fit all your belongings in them. Many 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

Finally, there are a couple of other fees associated with moving that you should keep in mind. Depending on the move, you might have to include other expenses 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 Cibolo property manager is a great resource for getting some information about setting up utilities for the home you’re moving into.

By obeying these steps and performing some research on your own, you should have a good estimate of how much your move will cost. Even though it is impossible to predict all potential expenses, following this advice should help you avoid any unwanted surprises down the road.


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