In our previous article, we discussed a few of the unexpected moving expenses you should avoid in 2017. This is a continuation from where we left off:
Buying new stuff
After moving, you might realize that your old décor doesn’t match your new home. Also, some furniture might feel out of place. This makes the need to buy new furniture and decor inevitable. Some people prefer selling a lot of their belongings before moving to cut down moving expenses. They consider buying new stuff at their new home to be the alternate solution. While this could be beneficial, when not properly planned for, you could end up spending more than you should.
A new house or apartment always needs something; and moving your household items in trucks and boxes doesn’t help. Additionally, there is always a risk of breaking or damaging some of your belongings. It could be a lawnmower, a new fridge or just to restock your pantry. However small your purchases can be, they tend to add up.
At Garrett’s Moving Inc we offer moving insurance to protect you from spending a lot on any damages you might incur during your move.
Overdraft Fees / Late fees
If you are moving in a location that your bank doesn’t service, there is a chance you might choose to leave your bank account open to prevent your forgotten bills from incurring late fees. While this can be helpful, it could also end up leaving you paying overdraft fees or incurring insufficient funds or return fees.
Once you have made sure that all your bills from your old home/apartment are taken care of, you should close the bank accounts that you no longer use. Most banks charge monthly fees on accounts with low balances.
Getting your security deposit can help you compensate for your moving expenses, but sometimes there can be complications that can keep you from collecting your entire deposit. Some landlords or rental companies might have tricky policies regarding the security deposit that could cost you hundreds of dollars.
You might have an old piece of furniture or any other unwanted items that you don’t want to take with you. Leaving these in your old apartment might cost you a lot. The landlord or rental company will charge you for disposing them.
You should always read and make sure that you understand the terms and conditions of your lease. You should also keep copies of your lease policy. This will help you know what to expect from your landlord. Different states have different laws regarding how the deposit should be used and when it should be returned. Knowing what your rights are is always beneficial. The best way to ensure that you get your deposit in full is to make sure you leave the house or apartment in a clean condition.
Give us a call today for a free quote and discuss your plans with our moving experts to limit your exposure on unexpected moving expenses.