Real Estate
Hidden Costs of Moving
February 21, 2020

If you’ve decided to move from your current house and move to your new house, you may need to move your furniture along with your personal belongings. There’s a cost to shift your furniture and other belongings from one place to another. But besides this obvious cost, there’re a few hidden costs of moving. In this article, I’ll talk about those hidden costs of moving out. 

3 Hidden Costs of Moving Out

1.   Storing

Moving out from one house to another is very painful. It becomes more painful when you cannot shift to the new house after leaving your previous house. There can be many reasons behind it. For example, if your lease is over and you didn’t find your perfect house to live. In this case, you’ll have to store your items and furniture in storage. You’ll have to pay some money to occupy storage for a certain time and store your items. There’re plenty of advantages of storing your belongings in storage. Your furniture and all the items will be safe, and you don’t have to put them in someone else’s home or garage. To rent storage, you’ll have to pay $50 to $150 per month or even more depending on how much space you need for your belongings.

2.   Utility Bills and Other Service Fees

Before moving out of your old house, don’t forget to disconnect all the services you’re using in the house. For example, internet service, telephone, etc. Try to disconnect them or tell the service provider 7 to 10 days before moving out. Otherwise, the service provider will continue to charge you. As a result, you’ll have to pay what you didn’t use at all. Also, if your service provider took money as a deposit, don’t forget to take that money back. Many service providers ask for deposit in the beginning.

Again, when you are moving to a new house, you’ll have to contact the new utility companies. For that, the service provider company may ask for a deposit. Always count this deposit money in your budget. This deposit can be $200 to $500or more depending on what service and company you choose.

3.   Heavy Item Surcharge

If you have a heavy item like a piano or something like that in your house, the moving company may ask for extra fees to move those items. It completely depends on the company you choose to move out. So, if you have any heavy items in your house, always talk to the moving company before whether they’ll charge extra fees for the heavy item or not.   Generally, moving and packing will cost you up to $6,000, depending on the distance. You should always hire a moving company to move your items, especially when you’ll be moving far.


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