It's no surprise that moving interstate costs are considerably
more than relocating within your current city or town. The process
of shifting your life from one state to another can be quite
emotionally and financially draining.
Charges associated with a move interstate can well and truly
blow the budget. It pays to identify what the fees and charges are
involved and how to go about minimising them.
Creating a realistic budget, that integrates all moving
interstate costs will be sure to take the pressure off and allow
for you to prepare for your move and avoid any nasty surprises.
In all likelihood, the biggest moving interstate cost will be
your removalist fees. Calculations of removalist charges for a move
interstate vary between removal companies.
Some companies charge by cubic metre of space your belongings
take up, whilst other companies will give you a quote based on the
amount of items to load.
Add to this, the distance required to travel, time of year you
are moving and ease of access at both your old and new property and
all of a sudden the charges begin to rise.
It is vital if you want to save money on removalist fees during
your move interstate, that you do the required research to find out
which removalist is going to offer you the best deal possible. To
get a realistic quote from a removalist it is important to have
already prepared a full inventory of the items you plan to take
Be sure to read the fine print on any removalist agreement you
engage in, to ensure that your goods are insured (if not, purchase
insurance separately) and that there are no hidden charges.
When you are calculating your moving interstate costs, identify
areas that you can save money on. Booking ahead and backloading are
both good options to save a bit of extra money on your removalist
bills and should be a part of your removalist quote comparison
Packing your home yourself will help save money instead of
paying a packing company to do it for you. Take the time to give
away, sell or throw out any unnecessary items that you no longer
use or want.
It seems silly to be paying fees to move items that you no
longer have any use for. Hold a garage sale for your pre-loved
furniture and belongings and receive cash that can be used towards
When creating your budget, keep in mind that it is not only your
removalist that you have to account for. There may be charges
associated with disconnecting and reconnecting utilities,
memberships as well as any fees associated with your new property
before it is ready to move in to.
Your vehicle registration and drivers licence will need to be
transferred to your new home state. The charges for these vary from
state to state in Australia so you will need to do some research to
create an accurate budget.
If you make a fully inclusive list of all of your moving
interstate costs and research any money saving options available to
you, you might be surprised at how much you can actually save on
the total cost of your interstate move.
Hidden fees and charges add to the burden of moving interstate,
so ensure you are fully educated on the costs that ly ahead of your
move, before you begin.