Buying and moving into a new home brings with it many expenses, including some you may overlook. The cost of movers and moving supplies can easily run into the four digits. You may want to paint your rooms before you furnish them, and hiring professionals can cost over $500 per room. You also could hire professional cleaners for both your new home and the place you’re moving out of. And don’t forget that you and your family will need to eat, and food expenses are likely to run higher at first because you won’t be in position to cook. Ultimately, your goal should be to anticipate these costs and leave some wiggle room in your budget.
- You need to buy boxes, tape, packing paper, and other items to safely transport your belongings to the new home.
- You might have to pay moving fees if you are moving to an apartment building or condo.
- Hiring professional movers can save your time and money in the long run.
“be realistic about how much you can take on — and what’s better left to the pros”