In order to plan a moving budget for relocation, it's important
to consider the cost of moving house from start to finish. Planning
out the cost of relocating prior to your move will help you
minimise moving expenses and prevent any unpleasant surprises in
extra charges or fees from moving services.
Cost of moving services
The first cost of moving house to consider is hiring removalists
or hiring a truck for do-it-yourself moving.
At the lower end of the scale, you'll be looking at an average
minimum of $100 for day hire of a moving van on a weekday. At the
opposite end of the pricing spectrum, for a full moving service
interstate or overseas, you'll be looking at anywhere near $3,500
Obviously your total house moving costs will depend on the
length of your move, how many belongings you have and whether you
hire full-service relocationists or move your belongings
The price of multi-service movers that include moving, packing,
and storage will be more expensive than full-service moving. Your
total cost of moving home using multi-service movers will again
- Which items need to be packed and moved;
- How many rooms are in your home; and
- What day of the week you are moving on. Keep in mind that
weekdays are cheaper than weekends for relocating.
International moving services will charge the most for the cost
of moving house, again depending on which country you are moving to
and the weight of your belongings that need to be shipped.
International moving options available are door-to-door,
port-to-door and door-to-port. To save money on an international
move, choose port to door or door to port, where you will be
responsible for either taking your belongings from or to the
shipping port yourself.
Cost of household cleaning
To save money on the cost of moving house, you can clean your
house yourself. If considering hiring a professional house cleaner,
you will be looking at an average minimum rate of $20-$25 per hour.
For a 2 to 3 bedroom home it could take 3 or more hours to
When it comes to cleaning your carpets, again chances are
renting a carpet cleaning machine and cleaning them yourself will
cost less than hiring a professional service.
Though, it's not uncommon for carpet cleaning services to
occasionally offer special deals, like steam cleaning two rooms for
as low as $50 for example.
Cost of rubbish removal
When it comes to rubbish removal in the total cost of moving
house, you may be able to save money by borrowing or hiring a
trailer and moving your waste to the local tip yourself.
The average price for rubbish removal to factor into the cost of
relocating will range on average from $80-$150, depending upon the
amount of rubbish that needs to be removed and whether you dispose
the waste yourself or hire a service such as a skip bin.
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