Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Final Moving Costs

Alright - I think that most of the "damage" from moving has settled so I can total all of my costs. Before I moved I shared my budget with you all so here's the time to see how accurate my budget was. There most likely will be a few other odds and ends that I'll discover I need over the next two weekends when I finish unpacking but all the big costs are complete. I've also not included the restocking of my kitchen supplies since I'd made them dwindle before the move and the cost involved probably averages over the months.

So here's the total moving costs:
Moving Truck and Labor - $1,000 ($500 less than budgeted!)
Non refundable Apartment Deposits - $400 (per budget)
Refundable Apartment Deposits - $200 (per budget)
Cable/Internet Set Up Fees - $50 ($15 under budget)
Electricity Transfer Fees - $30 (per budget)
Lease Transfer Fees - $350 (per budget)
Gas Set Up Fees - $25 (per budget)

Misc. Allowance considting of: - (org $300 budget -- $7.01 over budget)
Mail Forwarding - $1.00
Spackle and Putty - $28.76
Dinning Out While Moving (includes thank you meals for helpers) - $189.21
Kitchen Liner and misc household goods - $23.26
New Floor Lamp - $64.87

For a total moving cost of $2,362.10. My budget for moving was $2,870 so all in all I'm under budget! Yay!

Even thought I'm under budget moving still costs a lot.


Seb said...

Congrats on the new place! I hope you enjoy it!

Jim said...

Can you pass these costs on to your employer, or at least get her to contribute towards them?

Mom @ Wide Open Wallet said...

yeah, moving is ridiculous. I'm glad you're all settled in!

"Future Millionaire" said...

Thanks all for your well wishes. I've very happy to be back in Atlanta and I love my new place.

@ Jim - My company gave me a lump sum moving allowance. While I can't expense these costs I was able to apply the the moving allowance towards some of these costs plus I'll be able to deduct some of these costs from my taxes for next year.

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