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How much should you spend when moving house

We can’t tell you the exact amount of money you should spend when moving house. But what we can do is help you figure out how much you should spend depending on your budget. We have to warn you, though. Moving is very expensive no matter where you live and how big the move is. With everything you need to do around the house – packing and all that jazz – spending these huge amounts of money just makes it all worse. So if you are planning a move soon, make sure you start saving money in time. A lot of money.

Sell your old home first

People make a lot of mistakes when buying a new home. The first mistake they make is while selling the previous home (if they have one). If you already own a home and you are planning to move, there is a trick that you can use to make your home worth more. It’s very simple yet not a lot of people use it. Invest some money into your old house. This might seem crazy at first, but hear us out. Once you invest some money into your old home, its price will go up because it will be considered to be in better condition. These changes don’t have to be too dramatic and expensive. Simply repaint the inside and the outside walls, replace doorknobs, outlets, light switches. Any small change is welcome. Fix what’s broken like certain pipes, doors, etc. A small investment can bring you a lot of money.  Spending around $1000 is enough and sometimes even more than enough. All these things you can do by yourself, without the help of a professional. And you can remodel even with bad credit.

By spending money, you could also earn money.

Packing supplies

Packing supplies are just one of those things you never knew the price of. And once you found out, you were shocked. If you want to pack your belongings ‘by the book’, you might need to spend around $500 on boxes, bags, tape and other things that you will throw away once you unpack. But if you want to save some money, don’t worry. We have a solution for you too. But only if you believe that every cardboard box is the same. If that is the case, what we are about to tell you will make you happy. You can get free boxes that you can use for moving that are just as good as the ones you pay a lot of money for. Just go over to your local supermarket and ask if they have any empty boxes that they don’t need in the back. The employees will check and provide you with a box if they have one. But we are 100% sure they do have at least one that you could use.

You could also buy boxes that you will be able to reuse multiple times. Yes, they might cost you more money but the fact that you will be able to use them for a long time to store things in your attic, basement or storage – makes it worth it. So pick your moving supplies carefully when calculating how much to spend when moving house. Moving is a financial step you have to prepare for.

Try to find cheap or free packing supplies to reduce your expenses.

Moving Company – how much to spend?

A moving company is an important part of every successful move. Hiring a moving company does cost a lot of money but it makes it so much easier and less stressful. If the move is local, a moving company will cost you from $300 to $1,500, depending on how much stuff you have. If you are moving from one state to another, we recommend you hire the most reliable movers you can find. You can choose the best movers in your area easily via A long-distance move is simply impossible if you don’t hire movers and it would cost you much more money to do it alone. A long-distance move will cost on average from $2,500 to $5,000, depending on the size of the move and the distance.

Use the website we provided to check if the company you were thinking about hiring is reliable or not. alt – thumbs up and down

A good and reliable moving company will always cost more than a bad one.

Hidden moving costs to look out for

There are certain hidden costs that appear out of nowhere. For example, moving insurance. Some people haven’t even heard of this but moving insurance might come in handy when moving long-distance. This just makes you feel safer while movers are transferring your belongings. It’s a good thing to invest money in but it certainly isn’t affordable.

Some moving companies have stair fees. This means you will have to pay extra money if you live in an apartment or a luxury condo and something can’t fit into the elevator. And if the item is extremely large, they might charge for that too. It’s called ‘large item fee’. For example, if you have a piano, you must know how large and easy to damage it is.

If you own any valuable art, you might need to hire separate movers just for that. Some moving companies don’t want to move any forms of art pieces as art is very difficult to value, almost impossible.

Another fee we can’t forget to mention is the overnight fee. It’s a fee that you pay if your belongings have to spend a night in the moving truck for some reason. You pay this fee even if it’s not your fault. And don’t forget to tip your movers!


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