So you're preparing for a move, and to cut down on moving costs, you scale down your belongings to just the essentials. But what happens when you arrive at your new, stripped-down home to discover you may have been a little too efficient? What will be the real cost after you've moved in, when you finally replace those items you left behind?
When budgeting your move, take all costs into consideration. It's incredible how much your budget increases when adding in the amount you'll spend to set-up new utilities, register your vehicle in a new state and restock your pantry. So carefully weigh (literally) your decision whether to include that jar of oregano or the toothbrush holder before you leave them behind.