Create a Moving Budget

One of the biggest mistakes people make when moving is not making a budget for themselves. It doesn't matter if you're moving across town or across the country, a moving budget will help you keep track of where your money is going and give you the chance to determine your priorities instead of just spending willy-nilly. You need to take into account the cost of packing supplies, moving company expenses or truck rental fees (including gas mileage, insurance, and equipment rental). If you're moving to a different city, you'll need to take into account travel expenses, such as transportation of your personal vehicle/s, lodging, and food. You may also need to use a storage facility, in which case you'll need to add that fee to your moving budget. For a complete listing of moving budget items, click here and start planning your move with money on your mind so that you feel in control of your expenses.