Moving is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience for everyone. There are certain things to consider for a smooth experience whether this is your first move or not. An often overlooked element of moving is the hidden costs involved in the process.

How long is this going to take?

When you are planning your move, plan a timeline in mind. This not only helps you stay focused, but it can help you budget for your move. The longer the process takes, the more it costs. You should plan on at least one night on the road. Unless you are a freelance worker the longer your move takes, the more it will impact your paycheck. Add enough to cover your cost of living between jobs so you can enjoy the process instead of stressing about it.

Protecting Your Stuff

Beyond the length of the process, you need to figure out how to protect it. The first step in protecting your belongings is finding the right moving service. Kiwimove provides the truck and the manpower to reduce your stress and protect you from injury. Make sure you schedule the truck early enough that it fits into your moving timeline.

Upgrading Things You Threw Away

As you are going through your stuff, there are things that you get rid of either because of age or the desire to upgrade. When you are figuring out your moving budget, don’t forget to factor in the cost of upgrading these items. Replacing furniture such as your bed adds a significant amount to the budget. Don’t overlook smaller things as well like dishware and even a trash can.

While you may want to rush out and move today, you need to take the time to plan this next adventure properly. Figure out your budget and add in a just in case fund to cover anything unexpected that comes up.  If you need assistance planning your move, feel free to contact us today. We are happy to help you embark on this next life adventure!