Overlooked Moving Expenses That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

15 Jul Overlooked Moving Expenses That Shouldn’t Be Ignored


Budgeting for a move is vital: not only do you need to ensure that you have all the costs and fees figured out for the new property, there are many other expenses to be considered. 

In this blogpost we’ll discuss some expenses that are sometimes overlooked when coming-up with a budget for your next move:


Temporary accommodations:

The first thing to think about is where you’re going to be staying once you get to the new city/property. If you’re moving to a new home across the state, there is a chance that you will arrive late into the night with no time to set-up a bedroom. It might even take days to be fully set-up, hence why you may need temporary accommodations. 

Younger couples may happily camp out on the floor, but families with children may decide to rent a hotel room for a little comfort.


Unexpected fees and expenses:

senior movingYou can plan a move to the minute, with spreadsheets and post-it notes, but there is still a chance that something will go wrong or that there will be some unexpected cost you hadn’t considered. Perhaps you did not budget for gas, when driving to your new location. Perhaps there was something that you forgot to pack on your move, such as your toothbrush, or your medications, these tiny things add up.

A worst case scenario, something brakes and needs to be replaced.

Side note: At Neighbors Relocation Services, we have a philosophy of handling our clients’ possessions with the same care as they were our own.

In addition to this, you need to do your research when it comes to setting-up a new home with new utility companies. Switching suppliers, or simply changing addresses with the same company can lead to some unexpected charges in your next bill.


Setting up a new home:

Setting up your property to be the perfect living space that you’re looking for will take time, a new home will require new improvements. You might need to change some wallpaper and general decor, you might need to buy new chairs for your new patio and so forth. 

These are just some of the potential extra costs associated with a relocation that you may not have considered. While it may be concerning at first to have to rethink your budget, it’s important to go over every eventuality and look at the entire move just to make sure that you come up with an accurate budget. 


If you’re looking for expert advice on the logistics of a relocation, give us a call at 1-800-940-1939. Located in Seattle, Neighbors Relocation Services can help you with a local, interstate, and international move. Give us a call today for a free consultation.


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