Be prepared for moving day costs

Be prepared for moving day costs

When you are moving house you might think that it will all be very straightforward financially; however, you should prepare yourself for hidden costs.

The main cost is the move itself. Your moving company will provide a quote that is generally based on the amount of possessions that are being moved and the distance they are being transported. It may cost a little more if you need to use your moving company storage facilities and your moving company will be able to factor this into your quote.

Once the basics have been taken into consideration, the extras start to rear their head. When you are moving to a new home you may need to arrange for your old home to be professionally cleaned, especially if you are moving out of a rental property. Your rental agreement may require you to do this and failure to do so could cost you more in the long term.

You may have to pay to have your mail redirected to your new home. This will help to cover you for anything that you have missed when you sent out new address notifications.

On the day of the move itself you may have to pay to kennel a pet or for somebody to take care of the kids for a few hours. You should also make sure that you have extra cash on you to cover a takeout meal in case you do not feel like cooking when you get to the other end.