moving budgets

Moving Budgets

Be prepared and plan you moving budget correctly.

Budgeting a long distance move

Moving Budgets

If you are planning a move to Los Angeles, it can take a bite out of your wallet if you don't plan carefully. If you consider all the sources of income associated with the move, you'll end up being better prepared.

Sources of Income

Some people are surprised to find out that a moving is not necessarily all about dishing out money. There are ways that one can come into money while moving to Los Angeles from another city. Some of these involve selling off items and collecting money that is owed to you from friends or family.

If you are planning a long distance move, you will need to get a moving budget in order. Find out how to budget your long distance move.If you have a spare car that you don't want to move can also be a source of income for the move. Any vehicle that can drive from one point to another can offer you a sizable reward, as some people just need a car back and forth from work. Before you go moving to Los Angeles, consider your options with your vehicle. If you have furniture that won't fit into the interior-decorating scheme of your new home, this can also be sold as a source of income for your move to Los Angeles.

If you have been renting an apartment or house, you might have a cleaning or damage deposit coming to you before moving to Los Angeles. Make any repairs and clean up well, and you could see your money coming back to you.

Your employer may owe you money as you are moving to Los Angeles. This could occur if you are in a company where you are given vacation on the books but never have the time to actually take it. The company may pay you for the vacation as you leave. You may also get a severance package.


Expenses will depend partly on what type of home you are moving into, as you may have to pay first and last month's rent and deposits if you are moving into a rental unit. In addition, utility deposits will also have to be paid when you are moving to Los Angeles.

The most important moving expenses when you are moving to Los Angeles, of course, are the moving services. In addition to paying for the service itself, you will also need packing supplies if you plan to pack on your own.

Additional personal moving expenses when you are moving to Los Angeles can include airline tickets and possibly taxis or rental cars. If you drive, the expenses will be fuel, tolls, meals, and hotels.

While moving to Los Angeles can be costly, there are many ways to counterbalance those expenses if you are ready with a sound budget. Keep you mind on the money you have coming in and going out as you are moving to Los Angeles and the move won't be that bad.

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