Hidden and Sometimes Forgotten Costs of Moving

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

There is good news and bad news with regards to moving. We are confident that it doesn’t be a massive shocker that the not so good news is that moving is not just stressful, but it can also be costly, too. On the other hand, the great news is that it is possible to avoid paying greater than you need to by predicting and planning for a few hidden moving expenses that crop up all of the sudden and hit your pocket book. The key is doing your research and being prepared.

Study the Fine Print

Once you get estimates from moving companies in Austin, be sure and look at the details. You need to have a solid comprehension of what's a part of each estimate to help you make sure you are comparing apples-to-apples. In case there is something which you don’t comprehend, don’t hesitate to ask questions. If you feel something is absent in the quote, it’s safer to bring that to the moving company’s attention presently than be surprised in the future by an extra fee.

· If you have substantial or bulky items that may require specific handling, like a snowmobile, spa tub or grand piano, you will need to bring that to the professional mover’s awareness to ensure that any extra costs can be included in your quote.

· Also, bear in mind that some belongings, including gas appliances and front-loading washing machines, may need a third-party service to unhook the item at your origin location and prep it for shipping and connect it back up at your new home.

· If there's limited clearance on your street that makes the moving van too large to fit, the moving company in Austin might need to shuttle your furnishings to the moving van using a smaller truck. There is often an added expense with this service, so it's important to discuss it while you are acquiring your estimates.

· You will have plenty of boxes to handle after unpacking, so check to ascertain if an empty box pick up is incorporated as part of your estimate or if that will be an extra expense.

Road Tripping to the New Home

If you're relocating a long distance that requires a road trip to get to your new residence, you’ll need to factor in travel costs. Be certain to not just arrange for a hotel room, but in addition factor in things like meals, tolls, gas and emergency situations that might pop up while you're on your way.

Damage Control

You know that big dent that you put in the wall when moving your dining room table as well as the scrapes you've made on the wood floor when you scooted the entertainment center on it? Well, the incoming family or property manager is going to do a final walkthrough and might demand payment for those damages to pay the cost of the repairs. In the event that you're a renter, it might be in the form of not receiving your security deposit back.

Change of Plans

At times life happens and your best designed plans fall apart. In case the paperwork for the closing of your new residence gets delayed or the remodeling that you had planned to finish ahead of move in day get off track, you will want storage for your belongings. Notify your moving company in Austin at the earliest opportunity concerning the delay and go over options with them. In case the delivery only has to be pushed out a day or two, your items may be able to be stored on the trailer they are already loaded on. On the other hand, when it might be an extended time period before you are prepared to accept delivery, your items will probably need to go into storage in a close by warehouse. Keep in mind that the longer your belongings are in storage, the greater the additional expense will be.

The Bottom Line

Indeed, relocating to a new house might be a challenge. Yes, unforeseen expenditures surface. However, if you do your research beforehand and budget appropriately, you will be a step ahead when something unanticipated happens.


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