There is no real set standard for what companies use as a base for their moving estimates. Every company has different standards that they adhere to with strict policy, however the majority of the time these policies can conflict with other companies views on the matter. This means that every company is essentially going to give you a different quotes depending on who you go to. So how do you decide which companies going to be the best for you and the situation which you find yourself in? A good question, let’s look into it.
Price at the pump
One of the biggest expenditures that companies have these days is gasoline. Fuel is so crazy expensive because of the limitation of finding it, or so the gas companies say. Now, I’m not here to argue whether or not we are being overcharged for a fuel which is still pretty prevalent. What I am stating however is that it will be a big factor in whether or not your moving experience is expensive. Depending on how far you move, the fuel price dramatically increases. This could honestly be expected because you need gas in order to travel any sort of a distance. However, depending on which place you are moving to, the expenses could increase as you move. But you might ask, how?
Distance is alive and well
Well, let’s say that you are moving to California from Colorado and you know that in Colorado the gas prices are approximately 3 dollars a gallon. In California you could expect the price to rise at least a dollar a gallon, so along the way your price is going to increase along the curve which represents fuel prices. Anybody who has ever driven a vehicle knows that one dollar a gallon can make a massive difference in even a single tank of gas. So, just be prepared when you have someone help you move to expect fuel prices to rise as you move to your new location. Not letting it surprise you is the first step to accepting that it’s something that is going to happen whether you like it or not.
The heavier they are..
Another big factor in whether or not your expenditures are increased or decreased is the amount of things that you are moving. Full-service moving company quotes need to gauge about how many trips they will need to make, or the size of vehicle that is needed in order to make a single trip. You could make a single trip with an average sized home provided that you rented out a large enough truck, however you must realize that gets pretty expensive pretty quickly. Something that you could definitely do to help yourself out is to drive alongside of them and take as many things as you can in your own vehicles, or try to get things there ahead of time that you know that you can move. I know if you are moving long distance this may not be the most feasible option, but it is one way of reducing your costs.
Home is where the wallet can afford
Another thing to keep in mind is that moving is expensive no matter what you do. Moving in general is not something that people do on a daily basis and as such requires a lot more effort than you would expect. Just make sure you aren’t surprised by the amount of expenditures that go into moving after you have already purchased the house, or at least put down a down payment. There is a reason people tend to stay in the same places, or at least relatively close to where they have their first home. It’s because unless they are being sponsored by a company to move out to a new location, those expenditures can become increasingly problematic.
All of this may sound rather dark and gloomy, but don’t let it get you down. Moving is an exciting adventure that allows you to experience new things that you would not have before. You should embrace it and enjoy it for what it is rather than fear the expenditures which you will be undertaking. Those are going to happen whether you like it or not, so focus on the good and try to enjoy the experience. If you don’t, you’ll find that you don’t like the area you move too much more frequently than the place you used to live in. So go out there, explore, and show the world that you are afraid to see new things and risk it all in doing so.