While moving to a new place is an exciting adventure, it often comes with significant financial responsibilities. Whether you’re relocating within Sussex or moving across the country, understanding the associated costs is essential for effective budgeting. Let’s explore the various expenses involved in the moving process to help you plan your budget effectively.

  1. Packing Supplies

    One of the first costs to consider is the purchase or rental of packing supplies. You'll need boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and other materials to protect your belongings during the move. Investing in quality packing materials can prevent damage to your valuables. For example, Britannia Beckwith offers free box delivery for orders over £50 within the Sussex area, with delivery taking 2-3 working days.

  2. Moving Services

    Hiring professional moving services is another significant expense. Costs can vary based on the distance of your move, the volume of items, and whether additional services like packing and unpacking are included. Getting quotes from different moving companies can help you find the most cost-effective option. If you're handling the move yourself, remember to budget for transportation costs, including fuel, potential rental fees, and any tolls or permits. For a free, no-obligation quote on moving or storage, contact Britannia Beckwith.

  3. Storage Fees

    You might need temporary storage for your belongings, especially if there's a gap between your move-out and move-in dates or if you're downsizing. Storage fees can add up, so it's wise to get quotes early to include this in your budget. Contact Britannia Beckwith for a personal tour of their new state-of-the-art storage depot.

  4. Insurance Coverage

    Insurance is another cost to consider for peace of mind. Many moving companies offer insurance options to cover potential damages. While this adds to the overall cost, it provides security against unforeseen incidents.

  5. Utility Connection and Disconnection Fees

    Utility connection and disconnection fees at both your current and new homes are expenses that often catch people off guard. These may include charges for electricity, water, gas, internet, and cable services. Contact these companies in advance to inform them of your move and to understand the associated costs.

  6. Cleaning Costs

    Before leaving your current home, you might want to hire cleaning services to ensure it meets required standards. Some leases or sale agreements specify certain cleaning conditions, and neglecting this can result in extra charges. Additionally, consider having a cleaning company prepare your new home before you move in.


Moving home involves various costs, and being aware of these is crucial for effective financial planning. While the financial aspect is significant, the excitement of starting a new chapter in a different location makes the investment worthwhile. For more information about any of the points above, contact our friendly team at Britannia Beckwith today.