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How to Create a Moving Budget Plan

Planning for a move – whether it’s just across town, to another state or clear across the country – can be overwhelming to say the least.

In addition to figuring out the logistics of how you’re going to physically get your family and all your belongings from point A to point B, you’ll likely have a long list of other individuals and companies to contact to ensure all outstanding bills are paid, services are terminated/activated and any other necessary actions are taken.

But before you start checking off all these other items on your to-do list, the first thing you should do is create a detailed moving budget.

Setting a budget will not only give you a rough estimate of what you can expect to pay before, during and after the move, but will also help ensure you don’t end up paying more in the long-run than you would’ve if you had taken the time to set a budget in the first place.

Here’s an overview of what you should include in your moving budget checklist to keep your expenses under control and avoid being shocked by the overall cost of the move once it’s all said and done.

Before the Move

Account for the cost of your final utility bill, any repairs you will need to make to your home or apartment and any other potential costs associated with leaving your home (e.g., home inspections/appraisals, advertising, cleaning, commission for selling your home, etc.)

Fees for terminating your lease (if applicable), bank accounts, etc.

Research local moving companies and contact the ones you’re interested in working with at least four to six weeks in advance to request a custom moving quote. Work with the professional movers (or the moving truck rental company if you choose to move on your own) to determine what size truck and any additional services or equipment you will need, as these factors significantly influence the cost you will be quoted.

Ask the moving company how much the included insurance will cover should any accidents occur during the move. If you have particularly valuable items that would exceed the included coverage, you may want to pay for additional insurance coverage.

Carefully consider the amount of packing/moving supplies you will need and figure these costs into your budget to your best ability, especially if you’re shipping your items.

During the Move

Factor in how much you will likely have to spend on the trip from your old home to your new one, including gas and any maintenance your vehicle will need before the trip if driving, airfare if flying, food, parking, lodging, etc.

After the Move

Account for how much you will likely be spending once you move into your new home or apartment, including: rent or mortgage payments, home survey fees, property taxes, security and pet deposits, costs associated with setting up utilities, cable and internet, and any other services for which you may be required to pay.

Keep in Mind…

No two moves are exactly alike, so while the aforementioned budget items are the most common costs people moving from one home to another tend to face, this is by no means a foolproof budget, and you will likely have several other things to account for that weren’t included above.

Once you have a rough dollar estimate in mind, you can help factor in the cost of these unexpected expenses by adding an additional 5-10% to your original estimate.

The Go-To Residential Moving Experts in Colorado, Texas, Utah and Wyoming

At Arrow Moving & Storage, we go above and beyond to ensure your household move is as quick, affordable and hassle-free as possible. To learn more about our comprehensive residential moving services or to request a free, detailed quote for your upcoming move, contact us online today.

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SlideShare: 7 Things to Get Rid of Before You Move

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, you’ll want to take up as little space as possible in your moving truck for both your back’s and sanity’s sake. Some items aren’t safe for movers to handle, while others just crowd the truck and would be better donated or otherwise gotten rid of. Follow these moving tips in our presentation: 7 Things to Get Rid of Before You Move.

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Tips for Holiday Season Moving

Your guide to moving while making the holidays special.

Moving can add extra stress to the holiday season. Follow some of our tips and tricks to navigate holiday season moving!

moving vanMost people have more days off school and work during the holiday season. Rather than taking off extra vacation days, the holidays offer a built-in time to move and get settled. So even though it might be an extra busy time of year, in many cases it’s worth fitting in your move.

But how can you celebrate the holidays and make a big move at the same time? Your holiday season will be different from other years, no doubt. But that’s no reason to not make the most of the most special time of the year.

Surviving Holiday Season Moving

For residential moving, it’s important to take some time off to be with your loved ones. The thing is, taking time off from the move requires extra planning and efficiency, so here are a few tips to help with your holiday moving plans.

  • 1. Ensure your mover is a licensed and certified in their field. That way you’ll avoid moving scams and make sure your belongings arrive safe and on time. Arrow Moving offers experienced, licensed, uniformed and professional movers for all moving needs.
  • 2. Separate your belongings between those you’ll need before and after the holiday season. For example, pack gifts, cooking supplies and special clothes separately. Label the boxes clearly. When you arrive at your new home, only unpack the boxes necessary for the holidays. Separating “before” and “after” boxes is a good way to reduce stress, as you won’t need to sort through your newly arrived belongings.
  • 3. Put together a holiday moving kit for young children. Include holiday–themed coloring books, games and other activities. If you have a long drive ahead, make sure to include calming holiday music and classic movies. This helps your children understand that this is still a special time of year, even with a big move.
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Last Minute Movers with Arrow Moving

Are you looking for last minute movers? Arrow Moving is here to help!

Opportunities and emergencies alike require last minute movers. Perhaps moving day crept up on you, or perhaps an urgent move was sprung upon you. That’s why Arrow Moving is here to make your transition as quick, easy and stress–free as possible.

At Arrow Moving, we’re experts at making time–sensitive moves. No matter how pressed for time you are, our moving services are available and ready for last minute requests. In fact, we reserve equipment and personel for emergency and last minute moves.

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Our last minute moving includes packing, unpacking and cleanup.

Choose from various last minute movers services to fit your budget and needs. Additionally, our full–service moves completely take the burden of moving off your shoulders. Sit back and focus on your family’s transition– leave the moving to us!

If you sold your house early and need storage until you find your next home, Arrow Moving has you covered! We provide high quality storage supplies, such as shipping containers and mobile storage units. Additionally, Arrow Moving & Storage is home to extensive warehouses at all our locations.

If you’re not sure how many months you’ll need storage, no problem. We offer safe, affordable storage with no minimum contract.

Say good–bye to last minute moving stress! With Arrow Moving, it’s never too late to start your move. When it comes to last minute movers in Colorado Springs, San Antonio, Cheyenne and Salt Lake City, Arrow Moving is your answer. Call us at 800–593–6683 to discuss your move today!

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The Best Local Movers: Arrow Moving & Storage

Find the most efficient and professional local movers near you!

If you’re looking for the best local movers on the Front Range, look no further than Arrow Moving & Storage! With locations in San Antonio, Colorado Springs, Cheyenne and Salt Lake City, we provide quality moving services for local communities.

In addition to secure and professional service, at Arrow Moving & Storage we value flexibility. We’re your number one local movers for both residential moving and commercial relocation. Whether you need a full–service move or just moving equipment rentals, we have what you’re looking for.

Pick and choose from a variety of our local moving services!

  • –Full–service packing with our highly trained staff with Quality Labor Certification
  • –Special crating for fragile and high–value items, such as computers and fine art
  • –Packing and storage materials, including boxes and storage containers
  • –Short and long–term storage with no minimum contract
  • –Unpacking and debris removal at destination
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Arrow Moving & Storage, the best local movers on the Front Range!

As a local moving company we know our customers’ needs. Therefore, we’re dedicated to building communities through local moving, storage and employment. That’s just one reason why most of our business comes from customer referrals.

Ask your neighbors in Cheyenne, San Antonio, Colorado Springs or Salt Lake City about their local moving experience with Arrow, and call us for a free moving estimate today!

 

 

 

 

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Need Household or Commercial Storage?

Quality residential and commercial storage– no minimum contract!

If you’re in need of residential or commercial storage, you’re in the right place. Arrow Moving & Storage offers extensive warehousing and storage services.  We are proud to be the most trusted storage company on the Front Range.

Located throughout the Western U.S., our five storage facilities include state–of–the–art warehouses and storage equipment. We are dedicated to keeping your belongings and materials safely stored and organized. Each storage facility passes an annual federal inspection, making our warehouses approved for military storage.

Our largest storage facility is located in San Antonio, Texas. With over 98,000 square feet of storage space, our San Antonio warehouse serves hundreds of clients. Arrow’s Colorado Springs warehouse measures at 60,000 square feet, offering residential and commercial storage for Southern Colorado.

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Commercial storage in Colorado Springs and San Antonio.

For customers near our Cheyenne and Salt Lake City locations, we provide our customers with the best storage
equipment. Offering mobile containers and portable storage units, we ensure your belongings are safely stored for your move.

Enjoy quality storage services with no minimum contract! On top of excellent warehousing and service, Arrow Moving & Storage requires no minimum or maximum contract length. Just contact Arrow Moving to discuss your moving needs with our team.

We look forward to meeting your household and commercial storage needs!

 

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Cheyenne’s Best Movers and Storage Company

Moving in Cheyenne, Wyoming? We’re the best movers on the Front Range!

As Cheyenne’s best movers for local and long distance moving, Arrow Moving & Storage knows the importance of home and belongings. Whether you’re moving to or from Wyoming, or locally within the state, Arrow Moving has all the moving services and equipment you need. We provide full–service moving, packing and storage. For DIY moves, we offer a wide selection of moving equipment rentals.

Our professional moving staff is trained to manage your move with skill, efficiency and friendliness. We work with you to accommodate your schedule and individual moving needs. Our services include packing, relocation, unpacking and storage throughout Cheyenne and the state of Wyoming.  If you have a family or loved ones to care for, Arrow Moving makes your move easy and stress–free, allowing you to focus on what matters most.

As an agent to Mayflower, we have access to state–of–the–art moving equipment. Our air–ride tractor–trailers are specifically designed to provide a smooth, cushioned ride for your valuables and belongings. Each moving truck is movers-storageequipped with a tracking device that allows you to trace your belongings 24/7, no matter how far the move.

We offer warehouse storage as well as mobile storage containers in Cheyenne. All our storage facilities pass a yearly government inspection, ensuring your items are safely stored.

Choose Arrow for your next move and experience what makes us Cheyenne’s best movers!

 

 

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Easily Prevent Moving Scams

Avoid common moving scams and save money in the process

Hiring a moving company without properly vetting them first can be the cause of all sorts of problems. Thousands of people are taken advantage of every year by fly-by-night moving companies that make big promises but fail to follow through. Some common results of moving scams can be large delays in delivery of your stuff, damaged or stolen property, a misleading estimate that ends up being a bait-and-switch, or even having your things held for ransom.

Here are some things you can do to keep yourself safe.

Check the moving company’s rating with the Better Business Bureau. Arrow Moving and Storage is fully accredited with the BBB and handles all customer service with the utmost seriousness and speed.

Get an in-home estimate. Not all moving companies will send a representative to your home in order to provide you with an estimate. This is the only way to get an accurate idea of how much the move will cost. Arrow Moving will have someone from the company available in your home to answer your questions face-to-face and to break down the estimate and make sure everything is easily understandable for you.

Get complete contracts. Some moving scams can start with an incomplete contract. Make sure that your contract doesn’t include any blank spaces that will be filled after the fact. Movers are not legally allowed to charge more than 110 percent of the quoted price no matter what happens. In the end, make sure you feel comfortable with what you are getting into. Our friendly staff are available at any time to answer any questions you might have and make sure you get the best experience possible.

Not only does Arrow Moving offer full value protection but we are also licensed and bonded as well so you know that your are safe with us.

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