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March 15, 2021

Hidden and Sometimes Forgotten Costs of Moving

Cost of MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

There’s good news and bad news in relation to moving. We are certain that it does not come as a massive shocker that the bad news is that moving is not merely stressful, but it may also be expensive, as well. On the opposite hand, the great news is that it really is possible to avoid paying a lot more than you should by expecting and planning for a few hidden moving costs which surface unexpectedly and hit your pocket book. The key element is performing your research and staying prepared.

Read the Fine Print

Once you get estimates from moving companies in Austin, be certain and study the particulars. You need to have a solid comprehension of what's contained in each estimate to help you make sure you are contrasting apples-to-apples. In the event that there's something that you simply don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you feel something is missing in the estimate, it is advisable to bring that to the moving company’s notice now than be shocked later by an additional fee.

· If you have large or bulky things that may necessitate specific handling, like a snowmobile, spa tub or grand piano, you’ll need to bring that to the professional mover’s awareness to ensure that any additional fees can be a part of your estimate.

· Also, bear in mind that various belongings, including gas appliances and front-loading washers, may require a third-party service to unhook the item at your origin location and ready it for shipping and then hook it back up at your new home.

· In the event that there exists tight clearance on your street making the moving van too large to fit, the moving company in Austin may need to shuttle your furnishings to the moving van by using a smaller truck. There is generally an added charge with this service, so it is crucial that you discuss it when you are obtaining your estimates.

· You will likely have a great deal of cartons to manage after unpacking, so verify to ascertain if an empty box pick up is bundled in the quote or if that is going to be an extra charge.

Road Tripping to the New House

If you are relocating a distance that requires a long drive to get to your new home, you will need to take into account travel expenses. Be sure to not just plan for a hotel room, but in addition consider things such as food, tolls, fuel and emergency situations that may appear while you're on your way.

Damage Control

You know that considerable ding that you put in the wall when moving your table and the scratches you made on the wood floor when you scooted the entertainment center across it? Well, the incoming family or landlord is going to do a final walkthrough and might demand compensation for those damages to cover the expense of the repairs. In the event that you are a renter, it might be by means of not getting your security deposit back.

Change of Plans

Sometimes life happens and your best designed plans fall apart. If the contracts for the closing of your new residence gets postponed or perhaps the improvements that you had scheduled to finish prior to move in day go off track, you might need storage for your items. Notify your moving company in Austin as quickly as possible about the delay and discuss options with them. If the delivery just has to be pushed out a short time, your stuff might be able to be stored on the trailer they are currently packed on. However, when it may be a prolonged time period before you will be able to accept delivery, your belongings will probably have to go into storage at a local warehouse. Remember that the longer your items are in storage, the greater the added cost will be.

The Bottom Line

Indeed, moving to a new house might be a challenge. Of course, unforeseen expenses crop up. But, if you do your research beforehand and budget adequately, you will be a step ahead if something unplanned happens.


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The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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