Moving can be an incredibly fun, but stressful and expensive ordeal even in Wilton, CT.
There are a lot of large and small expenses that sometimes add up to something unexpected- the amount of time and work involved is immense and exhausting. There are so many things to keep track of, schedule, and reorganize- it's easy for something to be forgotten.
After the obvious cost of buying a home, most people who are purchasing a house know they usually have to pay for a moving company or a rental truck.However, a lot of other expenses are often forgotten; this can be a headache if you haven't included these expenses into your plan. If all the factors aren't weighed, you could bump into a road block during your move.
head of time: One of the most often forgotten things about when moving is the difference in your cost of living. It is important to calculate the cost beforehand so you can get an idea of the difference you'd be paying if you are moving to a new city or state. This is often the most difficult part because of how many factors are included in figuring out the cost of living. Energy costs, like electricity and gas, vary for each state as do the costs of auto and homeowners insurance.
In fact, you can move two doors away for your insurance rates to go up. In addition, income, sales, and property taxes also can change the numbers for an area's cost of living.
For the move: It is important to remember the cost of moving supplies- like boxes, tape, markers, paper and bubble wrap. Boxes can cost you around $200- they are about $2 each and most houses require about 100 boxes. Most markets have extra boxes to spare. Also, how are your plants going to move? Insurance: Even if you are doing the moving yourself, you should consider insurance.
If you hire a moving company, it's a good idea to get extra insurance since the cheapest, no-additional-fee option typically only pays you a little per pound if your things are lost or damaged.
Once moved into your new home, you will have a few more fees and expenses to make everything comfortable.
For example, there are deposits and connection fees for utility, phone and television companies. They usually charge $50 to $100 each to start service.
Changing the locks on your new house is another very important cost to consider since you have no idea how many keys the previous owner gave out, or to whom.
Do you need to buy new appliances, lamps, rugs, window treatments or more furniture? At the least, you will want to get various odds and ends like hooks, racks, shelves and organizers. Don’t forget to calculate these extra items into your financial plan for your move!!!!!