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The True Cost of Moving

So you’ve finally saved up enough money for a down payment on a house. Congrats! But before you start packing your boxes and planning your dream home, it’s essential to be aware of the hidden costs of moving.

From hiring professional movers to fixing up your new home, there are a variety of expenses that you should be prepared for. In this blog post, we’ll break down some of the most common hidden costs of moving so that you can be prepared when budgeting for your big move.

Fixing Up Your New Home

Once you’ve moved into your new home, chances are there will be a few things that you may need to fix or update to your preferences. From painting walls to fixing leaky faucets, these small repairs can easily add up. Before you start budgeting for your move, set aside some extra money for any necessary home repairs or updates.

Buying New Furniture

Moving into a new home is also a great opportunity to upgrade your old furniture. If your couch is starting to show its age or you’re finally ready to invest in a dining room table, now is the time! Of course, buying new furniture can be costly depending on where you shop, so be sure to factor this cost into your budget when planning your move.

Packing and Shipping Costs

Unless you plan on packing everything up yourself, you’re going to need to factor in the cost of packing materials like boxes, tape, and bubble wrap. You’ll also need to factor in the cost of shipping if you’re moving long distance. These costs can quickly add up, so be sure to include them in your budget when planning your move.

To help you reduce your packing material costs and save on lost time, you should consider professional moving services from Gardner Moving. Our experienced team can safely and efficiently move your items at an affordable rate.

Storage Fees

If you’re not able to move into your new home right away, chances are you’ll need to store some (or all) of your belongings until you’re able to move in. This usually means renting a storage unit, which you can do through Gardner Moving. Be sure to factor this cost into your budget as well. Speak with our expert team to get a better idea of storage costs to ensure you’re budget is prepared.

Moving into a new home is an exciting time—but it’s also a time when expenses can quickly add up, so it’s important to be aware of the potential costs so you can prepare for them! Contact Gardner Moving today to learn more!

January 21, 2023

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