Moving yourself across the country costs much less than hiring a moving company. Even when doing everything yourself, though, relocating isn’t cheap. If you don’t budget carefully, you’ll be unprepared for how much a long-distance move costs. Here’s how to create a budget that takes into account the many expenses you may face when moving yourself cross-country.
Get a Quote for a Moving Truck
First, get a quote for renting a moving truck. This will be a significant expense, although not an unaffordable one. It’ll also be an expense that you can determine several months before your move, for most moving truck rental companies will guarantee you a rate if you reserve a truck with them.
When finding how much a moving truck will cost, don’t forget to make sure it’s properly insured. Contact your auto insurer to find out whether any of your policy’s coverage will extend to the truck you rent. Then, ask the moving truck rental company how much insurance coverage you don’t already have will cost.