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Moving? 3 Expenses You Should Be Planning For Before You Do
By The Good Greek

Moving can be a great way to see a different part of the country or explore a new job opportunity. However, there are some expenses that you need to plan for before you start the moving process. This ensures that you don’t get overwhelmed by the costs. It may take some time to save so that you cover all of the expenses that will be required for your move.

Cleaning Services

When you move, you’re going to need your existing home cleaned from top to bottom. This will be the case for a home that you own or rent. Either way, you will want to work with a cleaning company that handles deep cleans. The more home you have, the more expensive it will be. Often, cleaners will come to tour the home before giving you a quote to know just how in-depth they will need to be.

Cleaning companies may bring their own supplies, including mops and vacuums. This will be ideal so that you can go ahead and pack all of your supplies. Particularly if you are moving out of an apartment that you want to get your deposit back on, ask the cleaners to follow a cleaning checklist to ensure that everything is taken care of.

Moving Services

Full-service moving companies can reduce the stress of moving. According to Habitation Homes, when it comes to price, things such as truck rentals, gas and mileage, packing, loading, transporting, unloading, unpacking and the number of workers all factor into the costs associated with moving services. You will want to get quotes from a few different moving companies so that you can anticipate their total cost for full-service moves. Otherwise, you could get surprised by last-minute expenses that you forgot to consider, such as how to get your second vehicle to your new home.

Home Expenses

When you move out of one place and into another, there may be a number of home expenses to get yourself established. According to CUInsight, homeowners can spend between $7,000 and $16,000 a year in hidden costs. With an apartment or house rental, you may need to put down first and last month’s rent along with a security deposit. It will also require some money to turn on the utilities. The electric, water and cable companies may require a deposit from you before they turn anything on.

Ultimately, it’s a good idea to call a few different companies to find out what expenses you’re going to have to incur. A bit of planning will allow you to establish a moving budget. This way, you’ll be prepared for any expense that comes your way. 

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