It can be a struggle to work out interstate moving costs. With any move there can be a lot of costs involved. It can be tricky to work out what you need to pay for and what you don’t. That’s where WridgWays can help! We make it easy for you by listing all the major costs of moving interstate, so you will be prepared for all the variables.
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Cost: Between $200 – $1,000
Don’t want to risk having your prized possessions damaged during the move? You won’t need to worry if you get moving insurance. While it’s a cost that many people would rather not bother with, it can be a life saver if unexpected damages do occur. Depending on the cover you need for the value of your belongings, insurance can cost anywhere from $200 to $1,000.
Cost: Between $100 – $400
When you move interstate you’ll need to factor in the cost of reconnecting all your utilities. There may be costs involved in getting them transferred, or you may need to find new providers altogether. Getting your utilities connected will cost between $20 and $100 per utility depending on the provider you are with and the state you’re moving to. Can’t be bothered handling this yourself? Let WridgWays do it for you!
Flights and accommodation
Cost: Between $1,000 – $3,000
Don’t feel like trekking half-way across the country with a car stuffed with belongings? You might want to think about flying to your new home. This saves you from long, exhausting days stuck in a car, and will get you to your destination much faster. Depending on where you are moving to, it will cost anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000 to fly a family of four interstate. This will change of course depending on the airline that you choose and if you are lucky enough to score a deal when flights go on sale.
Cost: Between $200 – $400 per month
Sometimes when you move, you don’t need your belongings moved at the same time as you. What do you do in a situation like this? Store your belongings in a secure storage facility! For the average family home, it will cost between $200 and $400 a month to store your personal belongings. If you want to add insurance this may be an extra cost, but one that will be worthwhile for your peace of mind!
Cost: Between $50 – $100
If you are planning on packing yourself, you will need to buy packing boxes. These can cost anywhere from $4 to $17 depending on the size and style of box you want. You also need to think about buying things like bubble wrap, packing tape, mattress covers, and locks. You certainly don’t want your possessions breaking on the way! It will cost somewhere between $50 and $100 for a full set of boxes, depending on how many things you own.
Cost: Between $150 – $250
If you want to clear out your home before you move, it might be worth considering hiring a skip bin. This means you can get rid of all those items you don’t use anymore, but still keep anyway. Skip bin prices vary depending on the state and city, but generally you can get a 2 cubic metre skip bin for around $150 or a 4 cubic metre one for $250. Your move will be much cheaper once you’ve cleared out all the junk!
Cost: Between $200 – $400
One thing that a lot of people forget to factor in is the price of transporting pets. If you do have room in your car for your animals, this may not be an issue. But if you don’t want your cat howling at you for several days, paying to transport your pets may be a better option. Moving your pets by car or air will cost somewhere between $200 and $400.
Cost: Between $3,000 – $6,000
The move itself will be the largest chunk of your interstate moving costs. Whether you’re hiring removalists or using a self-packing container, you need to work out which is the best option for your move. The average cost of an interstate move will be anywhere from $3,000 to $6,000 depending on how many belongings you have. If you want to pack yourself, this may reduce the price, but you can also ask your removalists to do it for you.
Although these are only estimates, hopefully this will give you a better idea of what your interstate moving costs will be. Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry, that’s why WridgWays is here to help. At any point during the planning process, or during your move, you can talk to our relocation specialists to get the answers you need.