Buying or renting a place is expensive no matter how you do it or how much money you spend. When you start looking at places where you could potentially live, your mind does not focus on anything related to moving costs. At this point, you are simply trying to find the best place at an affordable price in a suitable area. However, as soon as you buy a house or sign a lease agreement and set a transfer date, the costs begin to accumulate. Unfortunately, you do not expect all the expenses that you end up gaining. Below are the unplanned moving expenses that you need to know about before moving.
Weight and dimensions
If you do not get the correct estimate of the weight and size of the items that you need to move, you can reset your moving budget to a mess. This will be true, whether you plan on doing it yourself or hiring freight forwarders in Kuwait. You do not want to find that the vehicle you are using is not large enough to carry the load. Especially not on the day you move. Use the tape measure to calculate the size of the items that you want to send. And also scales for heavy items to determine the weight. If you are planning to use a moving company, try using a local one that will be able to check your items before giving a quote.
You will need to buy a set of boxes, string and ribbon tape, and some moving belts. To ask and borrow the old packaging from friends and family, in fact, will not do the work. Purchasing moving boxes in Kuwait does not cost much, but it still requires some money. The cost of the materials you need to safely store all of your things will depend on what you need to move, but probably more than you expected. Use the measurements you made to calculate how many boxes of what size you will need for your move. Be aware of the maximum weight that your boxes can carry.
Fees and tolls
There will be a chance that you may have to pay tolls when transporting your belongings to your new home. You can also pay parking fees while you load and unload your truck. Especially if you are doing it in an urban environment. These costs are usually included in the fee that your movers charge you. If you move your things yourself, you will have to pay the bill.
Although most moving companies will have on-site insurance that covers all of your things while they are on the road, check any agreement you sign to make sure that your mover has adequate protection. DIY movers will have to deal with their own cover. If you hire a van, the insurance of the company you rent from will not protect your cargo. Check your home content insurance policy to see if it has a “temporarily removed from home” offer that will cover your move. If this is not the case, contact your insurer to arrange additional protection. Those can be some unplanned moving expenses, but it is better to think about that in advance.
The transition in the summer can end with paying more than you expected. Moving companies can charge more for their services during the summer months due to higher demand. Moving your house at the weekend can also be more expensive. Try to move in the middle of the week, if it allows you to make a schedule.
If you have valuable antiques or large items that are difficult to move, you will have to pay extra fees. It takes special care to load and transport them safely. Any items that are particularly valuable can also add to your insurance costs. Hiring moving professionals to transport any difficult or valuable items is preferable to try and transfer them yourself. It will cost you more, but there will be less chance that anything will be damaged. The additional costs associated with moving items, such as pianos, old clocks or large vases, will depend on their size, complexity of maneuvering and the amount of labor and time.
Change in utilities
There is no way out, you need utilities such as gas, electricity, and water to live in any home. But you may not be aware of the hidden costs that may arise. If you move to a larger house, you may be charged more for your utilities than when you lived in a small bungalow. To start the service, you may need to provide a deposit. To cancel or transfer the service, you may have to pay too. You should keep a careful account of utility bills and any overlapping so that you are not overcharged.
While storage is a great option for moving people, costs can increase rapidly. Especially if you need to store your things longer than expected. Traveling to a storage unit can also increase your costs due to gas and the wear and tear of your car depending on the distance. Fortunately, with our services, storage in Kuwait is economical and convenient, so check what is available.
Spare parts and accessories
There are not unplanned moving expenses that require replacing old devices or fixing other items only in your current home. But you may need to replace appliances in your new home, regardless of whether you know about it before. In addition, after you de-clutter before the move, you may have abandoned items that were half-empty or old. And now you need them for your new home. You may even need items that you did not use in your previous residence.
How to avoid unplanned moving expenses?
There is no way to avoid those expenses, but you can plan them in advance. If you set aside some extra money for paying all of these things, there will be no unplanned moving expenses. You will have everything covered, so you don’t get surprised once you realize how much money you spent on moving.