Moving takes money, but there are some associated moving costs that many people seem to miss.
Some associated moving costs are clear, such as the price of boxes, the cost of hiring a moving company or the fee for renting a moving truck. Other costs aren’t as obvious but equally necessary. To learn about some of these less obvious moving costs that you might have missed, continue reading!
If you’re doing the moving yourself, fuel will be a notable cost. How big this cost is will depend on how far the move is and what needs moving. But even transporting the contents of a typical family move in a rental truck across only a few states away can easily result in several hundred dollars in fuel costs for that one trip.
A major hidden moving cost is the time the move will take you away from your job. For example, if you have to take a day off from work to drive a moving truck yourself, you’re not only paying for the cost of the truck rental, but for one day’s worth of lost income. Sure, you might use a paid vacation or sick day, but that’s one less paid day off you could use for something else or less money in your final paycheck when you eventually leave your job.
Whether you complete the move yourself or hire a company to handle it for you, you’ll need to consider having insurance to protect the items in the move and the rental truck moving those items. Without insurance, if something goes wrong that’s not your fault in any way, you may still have to pay the price of repair or replacement. And adding extra insurance for the move can easily amount to several hundred dollars.
If you want advice on how to handle the move and what sort of associated moving costs you may need to consider, please contact our team at Nilson Van and Storage.