Moving is already stressful enough, but it can be worse if you do not have the budget properly. Moving is a costly venture, but a necessary part of our lives. Whether you are moving into your first home or to a new city, each comes with a basic set of expenses. Below, Moving Pros will discuss these expenses so that you know what you should budget!
Hiring a moving company may seem expensive at initial glance, but in reality, it can save you a lot of money. Moving companies usually have a set fee for in state and out of state moves. Your moving company will load and unload all your items for you and make sure they are safely transported. If you choose to move without a moving company, you will need to rent a moving truck, pay for gas, pay for packing materials, and hire people to move your stuff.
If you hire a moving company to pack your belongings, the materials will most likely be part of your fee. If you decide to pack items yourself, you are looking at a costly expense. Boxes, tape, and materials to protect your items can be expensive. You may end up wasting a lot of supplies. By having your movers do it, you will end up saving money on packing supplies and the stress of packing!
Your new home or apartment will have a deposit fee and most likely the first months rent due. This is a major expense that you must plan for. This expense is not avoidable, and you will need to have it paid by your moving day for a seamless move!
If you are not moving all your items, you will need to rent a storage unit. While storage units are generally not very expensive, it is still an expense that you will need to budget in!
You will need to clean your old properly while moving out, especially if you want to get your deposit back. Budget in your cleaning supplies, as it can be easily forgotten until moving day.