How much in advance should you plan a move?
If you have been thinking about relocating any time soon, you need to plan out your move in advance. And not planning your relocation process at all is something that you should avoid doing at all costs. Having a detailed plan where everything regarding your relocation is is something you need if you want to move as stress-free as possible. But just how much in advance should you plan your move? If this is a question you need answers to, you came to the right place. As we are moving professionals, we are here to tell you everything you need to know about creating a moving plan for your upcoming relocation. So, if you want your move as well-planned as possible, stick around and read our tips.
Is planning your move really that important?
A lot of the time, people are wondering whether planning out your move is actually that important. And a lot of people end up not planning their relocation process ahead or not at all. Trying to move without a plan is a big mistake. This can make your moving process hard to handle as you will most likely forget to do something in all the craziness that will be going on. Read here about some of the things people forget when moving.
And remember that no matter how big or small your move is, how long or short distance it is, you should still plan it out thoroughly. Even if you are moving on short notice, taking the time to actually plan everything is very important. And if you don’t know how to plan out a move and you don’t want to learn or you simply don’t have the time, there are plenty of moving companies out there that can do that for you.
How much in advance should you plan a move?
Now let’s actually answer the question you have. And the answer is that you should plan a move as far in advance as possible. The best time to plan it is four to eight weeks in advance. But if you know that you will be moving even more than just two months in advance, you should still plan it. This is going to make moving so much easier as you will know exactly what you have to do and what you have already done regarding your move. And as moving is a complicated process, there are plenty of things that need to be done.
Having a moving budget is also very important
An important part of a well-planned relocation is a well-planned moving budget. No matter how much money you have, having a detailed list of all the expenses that you have to cover and just how big they are is going to make moving and actually covering expenses so much easier. And this is why you should plan a move as much in advance as possible.
A moving budget is very important for those of you who are moving on a tight budget. If you know two months in advance everything you have to pay for, you will know exactly just how much you can spend on other things. This way you won’t end up without a dollar in your pocket. And that is something nobody wants especially not when relocating. Living on a budget isn’t pleasant at all.
And have in mind that relocation can be expensive. It depends on the number of things you are moving and the distance you are moving. So, if you will be having a big long-distance move, you can expect a pricey move. Which for those of you who are on a budget means saving enough money. And when you have a moving plan in advance and you have a moving budget estimated, this won’t be a problem.
How to find out the cost of your move?
You can actually find out approximately how much your move is going to cost if you are moving with movers. But how? Well, most reliable moving companies have free estimates on their websites. This is where you put how big your move is and the distance of your move and then you get a free estimate based on these pieces of information. Some moving companies even ask you for more information which makes their estimates more precise. But there are ways to save money when moving.
What should a moving plan consist of?
Now that you know when you should plan a move, you also need to know exactly how to plan a move and what your moving plan should consist of. You should start your plan off by having the addresses written of both your old and your new home. Calculate the distance between two addresses. This is going to be an important piece of information for your moving company. This leads us to the next thing your relocation plan needs to have – moving company details. Will you be hiring one? Which one? Make sure that the company you are hiring is trustworthy and reliable.
As moving also requires purchasing packing supplies, you should write that down too. This isn’t such a large expense but it still is an expense. Packing materials for a three-bedroom apartment will cost you around $100. This also depends on the number of things you own and how you are packing. If you don’t have the right packing technique, you’ll need more supplies which means having to spend more money.