If you’re preparing to move to a new place, you’re going to be thinking about and exploring a lot of different things related to what you need to do and accomplish.
How can you be sure that you get everything done and sorted out? Which national moving companies can you trust to give you a hand?
Working out the details of what you need to do and how you need to get started can take a long time and a lot of effort, as well. How can you be sure that you do it right? We believe that having a budget in place can go a long way toward ensuring that your move goes as best as it can. How do you sort out your budget? By estimating your cost – here are some details that can help with that.
What is the Average Cost of Moving to Another State?
The average cost of moving to another state falls between $5,000 and $7,000. There are a lot of different details that fall into that range, and understanding what goes into that cost can help you to budget and prepare in a manner that is going to be useful and helpful as you work out what you need to pay. Here are some of the things that may be included.
What your moving company charges you
Obviously, the first layer of cost is what your moving company charges you in the first place. Local moves usually cost less than $500, unless you have a lot of stuff that you’re trying to move between places.
If you’re looking at a long-distance move, it could be anywhere up to $7000 or more, depending on how many items you plan on taking to your new home.
Any utilities and security deposits you need to pay
If you’re moving into a rental it’s likely that a security deposit is somewhere in your future. And, for many cities and counties, you’re likely going to need to pay some type of security deposit on your water/sewer/trash bill, your electric bill, and/or your natural gas bill. Know what you need to pay and have it budgeted beforehand.
How is your car getting to the place that you’re moving to? For some people, they feel better if they’re driving their vehicle. For others, they worry about the potential for wear and tear and they decide to use something like a car shipping service or they tow the car on the back of the moving van or another vehicle.
So, whether you’re paying for gas or you’re paying for your car to get shipped, you’re going to need to pay something.
Registrations and licenses
Many states have registration laws related to vehicles, your drivers’ license, guns, livestock and other animals, plants, and whatever else that you may be bringing into the state. And, you’re going to be paying a little bit of cash to ensure that you’ve got everything in a row before you move to your new state (or shortly thereafter). So, as a result, it’s really important to have some sort of idea related to what you’ll need to take care of in this manner.
Hotels and storage
If it’s a multiple-day trip, you’re going to need to have somewhere to stay. Whether it’s with family and friends or at a hotel, there are likely going to be some costs associated with the whole process. And, if there’s going to be a waiting period when you arrive, you may need to rent storage space for your items, as well.
You can get an estimate through Moving APT and see how much you may be expected to pay for your move when you hire a moving company to assist you. It makes it easier and allows you to stay ahead of any questions or problems you may be looking at with all of this, too. Estimates help you to put together the based on your budget, and then you can work out other details as they arise.
What is the Average Cost to Move a 3 Bedroom House?
More people have 3 bedroom homes than any other size and, as a result, you can get a lot of information about what it is that you may expect to pay during the moving process.
Here are some of the estimates that we’ve seen when it comes to moving the contents of your 3 bedroom home to a new home.
- For local moves: Typically, you’re going to be spending about $25 to $40 per hour, per mover if you’re moving locally. If you have additional services, like white glove services or storage, then that will accrue additional costs. For the most part, a local (less than 100 mile) 3 bedroom move will cost somewhere between $400 and $600.
- For long-distance moves: For most moving companies, your move will end up costing somewhere between $4000 and $7000 if you have a 3 bedroom house. This is based on an estimate of $1000 per bedroom, and then .50 per mile. That cost is going to vary based on which moving company that you decide to hire.
Obviously, if you’re going to be moving from a home with fewer or more bedrooms, that cost is going to vary immensely. 2 bedroom homes and apartments could be $3000 or less, depending on how much stuff you have that will come with you.
And 4-5 bedroom homes could cost upwards of $6000 to $8000 based on the same factors. Estimates are easy to come by, and if you contact Moving APT, we can help you to get an accurate estimate so that you can make decisions and start saving the cash you require.
What is the Cheapest Way to Move Long Distance?
Moving long distance is always going to cost you a little bit of money, no matter how far you may be looking to move. So, you may be at a point where you’re trying to sort out exactly where you can cut costs.
Here are 5 ways that you can save a little bit of money when it comes time for you to sort out the details of your next move.
1. Consider renting a moving container.
Moving containers are a really cheap option to consider because all you’re doing is renting them. You fill them up yourself and then contact the company you rented it from to come and take it to your new home or to storage.
It’s really simple and can save you money in the long run. But, keep in mind that you’re doing the loading and unloading yourself – it’s just the transportation and the container that is being taken care of by the company that you have decided to rent from.
2. While packing, purge some of your items
One big tip that we share with everyone we help move is that it’s always a good idea to purge items while you’re packing. Why? Because the less than everything weighs in the truck, the less you’re going to have to pay in order to get everything where it needs to go.
3. If relocating for a job, talk to your company about relocation expenses
Sometimes, you can save a lot of money when you get someone else to pay for the move for you. Many companies will offer some level of relocation pay, so you can have a more flexible budget and not be completely broke when you get to your new home.
4. Get friends and family to help you out
Now, this can be a bit of a crapshoot when it comes to savings. In some instances, this can cause you more stress than anything else, so it’s worth spending a little more money in order to hire a moving company. In other instances, it’ll work out fine – you just need to know your dynamic with family and friends.
You’ll also need to be certain that you have everything available for renting a moving van – you’ll be loading it all yourselves, and having your family and friends helping you can make it go much more quickly.
5. Use a freight option
Freight options are getting more and more popular. There are a lot of companies that provide freight options, where they’re moving your items alongside those of several other people. It makes it a whole lot easier and it can really save on some of your costs if you’re concerned about money in all of this.
At Moving APT, we’re here to help you work out the details and ensure that you’ve got the necessary resources so that you can find moving options that make the most sense for what you’re trying to get done.
Contact us and we can start helping you to find exactly which resources are going to be helpful and useful for you as you move forward. We can connect you with the right moving companies and ensure that you’ve got everything you need to help your move go smoothly.