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Expenses associated with moving


Moving home is rarely a simple endeavor, whether it is about relocating a large house or a small studio apartment. But once you opt for this step in life, you are taking a chance to change something about your life. For a job, education, or family, somehow moving is often connected with positive life changes. Nevertheless, many costs are inevitable when the time for moving comes. Moreover, considering expenses associated with moving and planning a moving budget is one of the most challenging tasks to complete. If you’re thinking about moving your home to Brooklyn in the days to come, now you are at the ideal place. As one of the most reputable moving companies Brooklyn can offer, we offer affordable and effective moving services but also remind you of the costs you should expect. We will help you manage your budget while conducting moving tasks successfully. Let’s calculate everything in advance!

Prepare for expenses associated with moving

Whether you’ll move your home in a few weeks or months, it is wrong not to know how much money you’ll need to invest. Just like many other things in life, relocation costs are not entirely unpredictable and unknown. There are a few factors such as distance and the weight of your belongings that will determine your upcoming costs mostly. Once you specify some of the vital factors related to your move, you’ll be one step closer to defining your moving budget. Of course, the moving process also includes expenses that are so easy to overlook when planning the big day.

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Follow our advice and create a list of expenses associated with moving.

To help you count your future expenses properly, keep in mind the following costs associated with relocation:

  • transportation fees for moving your possessions;
  • expenses for transporting yourself and your family members;
  • packing materials and moving supplies such as quality moving boxes Brooklyn offers for sale;
  • costs for moving services;
  • costs upon your arrival to a new home;
  • cleaning expenses and cleaning supplies;
  • prices for some new furniture you might need.

Set up your budget in advance and plan according to your needs

As mentioned, it is not that simple to remember all the potential expenses that will arise during your moving process. But if you have determined some important things about your upcoming move, you should not wait anymore to start setting up your moving budget. One of the first things to do is to decide whether you will go DIY or you will rather opt for getting help for professional movers. In case you opt for the second option, get in touch with our affordable movers in Brooklyn and find out how much money you will need for moving services.

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You should start by calculating different costs separately.

Remember, moving your stuff bring costs, regardless of the help you will enlist. So, calculate how much it cost to rent a moving truck vs. hiring professional movers who will take care of transporting your items. Opt for the solution that works for you and add the predicted cost for transportation to your list of expenses associated with moving. Now it is time to consider other costs. So, take a look above at the list once again and try to calculate them separately. This will help you get a more precise calculation and avoid many surprises on the big day.

Transportation fees are the main costs associated with relocation

This task consists of two different types of transportation and each of them will bring costs. On one hand, you’ll need to prepare and pack all of your possessions for the transition to a new address. Once you finish it, you can choose between at least three different ways to move your items to a new home. On the other hand, you will have to transport yourself and your family members to your new address. Let’s consider the hardest task first.

Firstly, you can rent a moving truck. It means you should take care of loading, drive to a new home (in case you have a license and experience), and then unload all of your filled moving boxes. Secondly, you can hire movers to provide you with efficient services that include complete transportation of your belongings. If you are considering this way of transport, be free to ask for moving quotes in Brooklyn and compare them with the costs you will need to pay if you opt for renting a vehicle. Don’t forget to calculate the amount of time you will spend if you pick the first solution.

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Get more flexible transportation options by renting storage.

Thirdly, you can opt for renting a storage space where you can place your belongings until you become ready to take them to your new Brooklyn home. This solution will help you be more relaxed when it comes to the transport of your belongings. One thing is for sure, once you place your items in one of our excellent storage units in Brooklyn, you can leave your old home whenever you need to.  Need to remodel your new home and don’t want to stay at your rented home for one more month? This is a perfect option for you in this case.

Calculate your family’s transportation costs

In the end, whether for a short or long move, you’ll need to get yourself to a new address. If you are moving as a family, don’t miss adding costs you will need to pay for your family members. If this means a road trip, calculate gas costs, tolls, possibly lodging, and meals along the way. Even if you are moving across New York City, don’t neglect these expenses when you want to calculate the costs associated with moving.

Don’t forget cleaning costs

Most of us want to leave our old home in perfect condition. In this case, you might want to hire cleaning services before leaving it. Whether there are a lot of jobs or not, write down how much you’ll pay for this service. Need professional cleaners to prepare your new home for moving in? Maybe you should hire an agency to clean both of your homes. Even if you plan to purchase cleaning supplies and conduct this job on your own, remember that cleaning is one of the expenses associated with moving. So, add this cost to your list when planning your moving budget.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

What are your working hours?

We are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM–5 PM, but feel free to contact us through our contact form anytime. We'll get back to you ASAP.

Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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