Developing and adhering to a moving budget is a smart way to manage the costs of moving, but what about those hidden costs? It’s the unexpected and last minute costs that tend to drain your bank account (and/or savings) and leave you feeling frazzled. Here are some of the potential hidden costs to consider as you plan out your moving budget:
1. Insurance for the Move
If you use a professional moving company, they will provide the insurance coverage for you; however, the standard rate typically isn’t enough to cover replacement of many items. Additional coverage is often necessary for valuable and delicate items.
2. Cost of Cleaning and Fixing Up Your Former Home
Whether you are selling or renting out your old home, repairing and cleaning it will be tasks to make sure are on your to-do list and included in your budget. You may be handling the tasks on your own or planning to hire them out—either way, there will be expenses to build into your moving costs.
3. Cost of Travel
Your boxes aren’t the only items moving to your new place—so are you, your family members and any automobiles you have. You may need to pay for tune-ups and or repairs for your vehicles before you leave, and you will definitely need to pay for plenty of gas to get you there. If the distance long, you may need plane tickets and/or hotel stays as well.
If you want to get an accurate picture of what to expect for the costs of moving, including the hidden expenses, contact our team at Nilson Van & Storage now. We will help you to get ready for you move and provide professional moving advice and assistance when you need it most. Connect with us online now.