5 Unexpected Costs of Moving

While contemplating the financial outlay of a move, many people limit their projections to the cost of professional movers, a pile of boxes, and plenty of packing tape.

The moving expense can vary significantly based on various factors, including whether the move is local or long-distance and what types of items are being transported.

For example, appliances and large furniture add weight and space to the mix and can increase moving costs significantly.

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that fewer people moved in 2021 than in any year since the bureau began tracking this data in 1948.

1. Renting a storage unit

When researching spaces, consider your needs. What is security like on the premises? Do stored items require climate control? Will you need to access the space/stored items?

How many packing boxes and how much tape to buy is tough to gauge; consequently, it’s one area where costs can run up quickly.

2. Packing supplies

Provided you meet your requirements as a renter, you may have the right to legal recourse if your landlord withholds your security deposit.

3. Losing your security deposit

With gas prices continuing to rise, many moving companies have resorted to passing additional fuel expenses on to their customers.

5. Gas and other associated travel costs

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