Moving is always hard and costly, but the costs can increase when you are moving across state lines. There are many costs associated with moving that come easily to the mind, but there are often surprise costs that movers do not anticipate and do not plan for. One way to avoid surprise costs is to decide whether you will do the move yourself, hire professional movers to help you, or to combine the two options. You should also save money for unexpected, surprise costs.
- Before a long-distance move, make sure to evaluate your options of doing it yourself, hiring movers, or a combination of the two.
- Set aside money for unexpected expenses that will come up as you are in the process of moving.
- Plan for taxes associated with moving, and for expenses that are associated with moving in to a new place, such as deposits and utilities.
“Moving costs are typically higher due to the distance to be traveled, but that doesn’t have to mean going way over what you’ve budgeted for your move.”