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6 Moving Expenses To Prepare For In Advance

Moving can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a brand-new place of your own, a new city or neighborhood to explore. It’s an adventure.

It can also be one of the most stressful experiences. Moving takes a lot of work — and money. Moving expenses add up quickly, but with a little planning, you can make sure it will go smoothly, especially financially.

Here are a few moving expenses you’ll encounter that you can take care of with a little advanced planning.

6 Common Moving Expenses To Budget For Before Moving Out

1. Getting Movers

Depending on where you’re moving to or how much you need to pack, you’ll need to spend a good amount of money just completing the move itself. If you know that you will need some assistance in the form of a mover, find a reputable one far in advance but also pick a day where more movers are available and at cheaper costs.

Typically, that’s sometime during the early part of the week since most people move on the weekends. You may be able to save as much as 30 percent on mover costs if you book on a weekday.

2. Moving Rates Based on How Much You’re Actually Moving

The less stuff you must move, the less expensive the move will be if you must use professional movers. In addition, getting rid of some items you either don’t need or will no longer have the room for will make the move less intense.

Consider donating items but also selling items you no longer use or need, including clothes, furniture, and appliances. This will give you some extra pocket money to pay for movers or gas, as well as starting out at your new place more financially secure.

3. Moving Supplies

The packing struggle during a move is real. You’ll need more than you probably expect, everything from boxes (lots and lots of boxes) and packing tape to materials that will protect breakables. Boxes can be expensive, so instead consider using suitcases, baskets, and hampers you already have.

You can use newspaper and even clothing to secure your delicates. And all those boxes you need? You can find them for free by asking local or big businesses in your area if they have extras, they plan to throw out otherwise.

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4. Utilities, Cable, and Internet

Perhaps you’ve never had to pay for your entire cable/internet or even electric power bill before. But even if you pay all those bills at your current place, you may have to cover increased rates that come with a move.

Thankfully, you can avoid rate hikes or even paying for utilities at two separate homes by setting up the end and beginning dates for your accounts in advance and confirming that prorated bills are an option. There may even be specials that can lower your bill after you move.

5. Cleaning Supplies

Unless you’ve been living with your parents or in a college dorm (or with friends who don’t mind taking care of all the chores), chances are you will need to clean your place top to bottom before you move.

It’s typically the only way to get your full security deposit back or not pay for professional clean-ups or repairs. Expect to pay for typical cleaners and mops, but also special cleaning materials for your carpets or walls.

6. New Car Registration and License

Yes, it’s a pain, but if you happen to be moving to another state you must pay a visit to the local department of motor vehicles and, well, pay for a new registration and license. Fees vary by state, but just a new registration can run you up to $200 or so. New licenses are usually about $30-$50.

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Get Help with Your Moving Expenses

When you move can cost anywhere from $800 to $5,000, you may end up needing a little help. That’s where a signature installment loan from Utah Title Loans, Inc. comes in.

Those who qualify can receive a loan up to $1,500 — and it takes as little as 30 minutes to qualify. You can receive your cash the same day or the next business day.

Start the process by filling out the simple signature installment loans form on our website. Then bring the few required items: a driver’s license or state-issued I.D., proof of income, and an active checking account statement open in your name to a location near you.

A loan representative will walk you through the quick process — and you’ll soon be on your way with the cash you need.

Get A Loan For Your Moving Expenses

Let us help take the financial stress out of your upcoming move with a signature installment loan. All you need to do is go online, give us a call, or visit a Utah Title Loans, Inc. place that’s most convenient to you.

Moving expenses do not need to be through the roof. But if they are, we’d like to help.

Note: The content provided in this article is only for informational purposes, and you should contact your financial advisor about your specific financial situation.

June Mckaig

June Mckaig writes articles on finance and budgeting, hoping to provide insight amidst the overwhelming crowds of information on the internet. She feels that with all this accessibility comes a lot of false data, and she would like to contribute astute, helpful input that she knows can help others. If you would like to learn more about June's research, read more here.