Create a budget

Putting together a moving budget can help you avoid nasty surprises during the process. Consider when you want to move and all the aspects of the move that will cost you money, such as moving supplies, truck or van rental, and mover fees. Even it if you aren’t moving your things yourself, add an amount for food and other supplies for the big day (when you almost certainly won’t have the time or energy to cook). You may also need to include costs such as repairs you’ll need to complete at the property you’re leaving and expenses at your new home such as utility deposits.