Key Tips to Budgeting Effectively When Moving House

Whether you are buying your first home or have previously owned property, one of the key things to consider is how to budget for your move.

While you may encounter costs specific to your situation, generally everyone encounters similar expenses. A few tips are provided below to aid planning for your move.

Make a list of all moving costs

Some common costs can include:

  • Conveyancing and Legal Fees- for a quick quote please contact our property department –
  • Removals
  • Carpeting
  • Decorators
  • Locksmiths
  • Do you need to hire a skip?
  • Cleaning your home
  • Travel expenses
  • Kennels and Catteries- moving home is a stressful experience, and it may be worth having pets out of the picture on moving day!

Create a moving budget

Start by seeking competitive quotes from local services, in relation to the items above. This will enable you to set the money aside at the outset and have this earmarked for those purposes alone.

Don’t forget to include your travel expenses, particularly if you will be driving several trips over a substantial distance. Also, investigate the costs of restocking your cupboards with basic food items, any new furnishing you may need, a TV license and the cost of transferring your home and car insurance.

Keep an emergency fund

Although these are the most common costs associated with moving, it is likely that unexpected costs will pop up. Providing you have allowed for this, the damage to your wallet can be minimal.


One other way to bring down costs is to ask friends to help- however, remember you’ll still have to pay for fuel costs, and food and drink for your willing volunteers! If you have to hire a van for a few days, it may not be too much more expensive to instruct a removal company, and this may remove a significant proportion of stress.

Please contact us today for a quote or for more information by calling either our LondonMarlow or High Wycombe offices or by email: