It’s an exciting decision to purchase a home, whether you’re moving across town or across the country. But there are a few expenses you may not have thought about during your house hunt, namely moving costs. The costs that go into moving vary depending on many different factors. To help you make the transition from point A to point B as easy as possible, here are some of the most common moving expenses to keep in mind.
- Truck rentals. Truck rentals are great if you’re looking to do the moving yourself or with your friends and family. In this situation, you’ll be packing, loading, and transporting your belongings on your own without professional assistance. A typical truck rental will have a flat per-day rate that starts around $20 a day. Some dates may be different depending on the gas, mileage, and the size of the truck.
- Professional movers. Some folks need help moving especially if they have kids or they’re moving on their own. In this case, you might think about hiring professional movers to pack and load your stuff. These services can differ in price and can range anywhere between $200 to $2,000 depending on the size of your home.
- Temporary storage. Some homebuyers may choose to rent a temporary storage space to hold their belongings if their moving dates don’t line up exactly. A small unit may cost around $50 a month at a storage facility, but it can also cost up to $300 to $400 for a larger unit.
- Moving supplies. In some areas, you can rent hard plastic boxes between $50 to $200 a week depending on how many you need. If renting boxes doesn’t sound like your style, you can also buy a bundle of boxes between $20 and $50. Either keep the boxes to put in your attic or recycle them later.