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Moving Expenses

August 31st, 2015 at 12:41 am

Okay so moving is costly. There are a lot of strange and unexpected expenses. You can easily predict movers, storage, boxes, hiring help, time off etc. You can even guess maybe replacing furniture.

But my weird expenses is the replacement of stuff that I used up or didn't move. Stuff like condiments like Ketchup, mustard, mayo, salad dressing. Knowing we were going to move we had not been stockpiling since last summer and was using up our pantry stockpile.

Also we used up our toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies before moving and gave away all half empty stuff. These are all things that needed to be replaced and I didn't have much time to stockpile since we need some of it sooner rather than later.

We did buy once piece of used furniture so far a TV Stand for $20. We also might sell an old desk so that negates buying furniture. We are trying to minimize buying and selling anything because we plan on moving and buying within a 1-2 years.

I will say that moving into our place makes me realize all the little things I want in our permanent place we buy. Little layout issues I never thought about in a condo. I will also admit a 3 bd 1800 sq ft house is a lot smaller in some ways than I thought. We're definitely wanting more space, something we'd probably never desire if we hadn't moved.

6 Responses to “Moving Expenses”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh my moving really is expensive, even when the government helps! I dumped out all the dirt in my flower pots. I'll need to buy more at some point. We have 2800 sq ft and now with one daughter at college it feels like too much space.

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    It really is expensive. 2800 sq ft is where i think i'd like to be. 3500 sq ft would be pure greed.

  3. laura/the deacon's wife Says:


    I went from six people and two dogs in 900 square feed (plus finished basement that we didn't use) to seven people, two dogs, other random reptiles and fish and birds to 2500 square feet. We still travel as a herd. If we weren't adding to the family, I'd like to downsize to 1,800 (give or take).

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Moving was the only thing that put me back into debt after I got out of it. Thankfully, I got out of it again quickly.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yes, moving definitely is expensive. So many little things you don't think about in order to set up a new household.

  6. Jason Ian Says:

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