What is the cost of moving a house? The short answer is, more than moving a room. But it is cheaper than you think it is. In this article, we will explain the common inventory of a house, to give you the better picture of the cost of moving in to your next house.
One factor you don’t have to worry about is time. Moving the entire contents of a house seems daunting but if you are only paying per move (by square footage take up in the truck) and not by hour (like at Dumbo Moving and Storage) it is a more manageable and a less stressful (not to mention cheaper) experience.
Relocation Estimate: Room by Room
Let’s start with the biggest room of your house, the living room. The living room has appropriately the largest furniture in your house. It could be an easy way to save money to leave the furniture in the room or donate it. Most living rooms have a television, an entertainment console, a coffee table, a smaller table, a couple of lamps, and at least one couch. All of those will take up significant room in your moving truck. So see what you want to get rid of to lighten the load and cost.
The Bathroom is the easiest room to move. Only a box should be needed for your toiletries, shower curtain and excess bathroom equipment.
The Kitchen is the second easiest and cheapest room to move in your house. Or it could be the most costly. Depending on whether or not you want to move your refrigerator, stove, dish washer and/or kitchen sink. So when deciding the cost of your move factor in whether or not you want to move all those pieces of furniture or if you are going to just move your pots and pans.
Now for moving the dreaded bedrooms, you usually have the bed, bed frame, two night tables, a dresser, and boxes for clothes, blankets and pillows. I wouldn’t worry about the boxes too much although if you want to lighten your load, go through old clothes and blankets and donate them before your move. Are you planning on upgrading your bed eventually at the new house? Then in order to save money why not just have the new bed delivered at your new house on the same date of the move to the new house. No need to move something that you will just throw out once you get there.
The Hidden Cost of Moving a House
Now for the odds and ends, you have an idea of what it cost to move most of your house. But do you have anything in your front or backyard, any playhouses or lawn furniture? Does your current house have a garage or an attic? Don’t forget to calculate the contents of your garage, attic, closets, and any other storage spaces you may have.
Hopefully now you have a larger picture of everything you have to move to next house and a greater sense of what the cost of moving a house will be. Now that you set up an inventory of the contents of your current house please use our free moving cost generator on our website: www.dumbomoving.com to know the cost of your move. If you are tired of being online, feel free to call us to.