Before you even start packing up your home, you really need to know where you’ll be spending all your money. Knowing how much you will need to successfully complete your move will determine various aspects of your move.
One of the most important things you can do in preparation is to create a moving budget so that you know exactly how much you are spending. As you make your moving budget, you will find that the amount you will spend may not always be obvious and small costs can add up quickly. Here are some things to keep in mind about the real cost of moving.
Before the Move
There are some things you may not even think of before you move that will end up costing you money. When preparing for the move, consider these:
- Additional Insurance – While moving companies will provide insurance for your move, but that standard coverage may not be enough.
- Your Current Residence – If you are selling your home, you may need to fix certain things before you move out. These tasks will take time and cost money.
- Rental Expenses – If you are renting instead of buying, you need to keep an eye open for rental expenses such as security and damage deposits, broker fees, and parking.
During Your Move
By the time you actually move, there won’t be too many other fees that sneak up on you. The main thing that you may not have included in your moving budget is your transportation on moving day. If you’ve hired a moving company, you’re responsible for getting yourself to your new home. Try using a distance calculator to estimate how much you’ll need to spend.