Whether you are a first-time mover or you have tried it a few times, you may not have the idea of what exactly you have to consider before you move to a new home. There are several financial implications to take into consideration- especially the ones that most people have not thought of. Here is a list of some of the lesser known expenses of movie.
One of the things that many new movers fail to plan for is utility deposits. Even if you are just transferring your services, it is very likely that you will still have a small fee for the switch. If you are a new customer, however, you may end up paying $100 or more per utility. Keep this in mind and be sure to set money aside for this before you move. If you want specific amounts, call the utility company far ahead of time to fit it into your budget.
Replacing What was Left Behind
Often, it is easier to put some things in the trash or sell them in a yard sale than to bring them as you move between cities or states. Before making the decision to pitch something, remember to account for how much it will cost for the thing you intend to replace it with. Some bulky items (such as the pull-out couch that is never used) may cost more to transport or store than they would to replace.
Often, the cupboards of our home is stocked full of various spices, canned goods, pasta, and other relatively non-perishable items that we have taken granted over the years. Additionally, our fridges often have condiments, dressings, and more that we consistently pair with meals and snacks.
Even though these types of things are often taken for granted, it can take as much as $100-$200 per week for a few weeks until you actually start to build up your grocery supply again. If this is an issue, than it may be a better idea to think before you throw out the contents of your can and spice cupboards.
Miscellaneous Household Items
Another thing that is often taken for granted is cleaning supplies, light bulbs, toilet paper, and more. The cost of these items can really add up, especially if you have to purchase them all at once. Unfortunately, it can be rather dangerous to transport chemicals and lightbulbs, so this is not something you can bring from your old home.
Instead, budget at least $100 to stock up on these essentials, maybe more. You can get a better idea of a budget by going room to room and making a list of all you need to buy. Don’t forget about garbage cans, storage containers, hair products, and similar items.
If you have thought of these expenses, great job! You are on your way to becoming an experienced mover. If not, don’t worry! Now that you know what expenses to plan for before moving to your new home, you can prepare.