4 Unexpected House Moving Costs: Revealed

April 19, 2024

4 Unexpected House Moving Costs: Revealed

Moving house is seen as one of the most stressful endeavours that you can do in your life. Add unexpected house moving costs to this and you are going to have even more stress.

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Within this article we are going to talk about some of these unexpected house moving costs that can crop up and how you can be ready for them by simply budgeting for them. 

Packing Supplies and Equipment

Firstly, packing supplies and equipment costs can creep up. Many of us will try and find cardboard boxes for free which is absolutely fine! But, you do have to make sure that your boxes are in good condition. If they are in a bad condition, they could lead to your items getting damaged which will cost you more in the long run. 


For fragile and/or valuable items you will still want to invest in some bubble wrap to make sure these items get to your new home safely. You may also want to invest in some new,  high quality boxes for your fragile and valuable items to add an extra layer of protection. 

You will also need to invest in some good quality tape to make sure that all your boxes stay closed during the move. 

If you are doing renovations and plan on keeping some of your furniture in self storage, you may also want to consider furniture covers. If you are just moving directly to your new home, you could alleviate this expense by using bed sheets but for valuable pieces of furniture, you may want to consider wrapping them in bubble wrap or using furniture pads. 

Professional Cleaning Services

If you are moving from a rented house, you will have to make sure that you leave the place in a good condition. You will need to bring the house back to how it was originally by painting over any wall colours that weren’t there when you moved in, unless you have covered leaving it with your landlord.

You will also need to make sure that the house is clean. If you have kept on top of cleaning, then doing this yourself will be easy. But, if you feel areas or appliances such as the oven need professional cleaning, you will need to factor these costs into your budget. Making sure the house is properly cleaned can be the difference between getting your deposit back and not getting it back. Using a cleaning service could actually work out cheaper in the long run if it means getting your deposit back.

The Need for a Self Storage Facility

You may find that you end up needing to use a self storage facility. This could be due to deciding parts of your new home need renovating, you could be downsizing or there could be timing issues between you moving into your new home and the old tenants leaving. 

It is something that you should consider because a self storage unit could be a real life-saver if these sorts of issues arise so you will want to keep some money in your budget. In order to know how much money you need to budget, you will need to think about what size unit you will need. If you are unsure, our teams are always happy to offer guidance and make sure that each of our customers gets the unit that is right for them, with no space wasted. Please head to our website to find your local store. 

Last-Minute & Emergency Expenses

Lastly, there are so last minute, emergency expenses that can come from unforeseen circumstances such as needing to hire last minute movers or needing to have a stay in a hotel. 

It is really important to have a fund within your budget for these types of expenses. Although it will still be stressful, you will know that you planned for this type of circumstance so you are ready for anything. 

Unexpected House Moving Costs

There can be many unexpected house moving costs, from needing packing supplies to need to use self storage. It is so important that you are financially prepared for these types of issues so you can have a smooth move.

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