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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 is good news and bad news with regards to moving. We are confident that it does not be a huge shock that the bad news is that moving is not just strenuous, but it could also be costly, also. On the other hand, the great news is that it really is a possibility to not pay a lot more than you need to by anticipating and budgeting for a couple hidden moving expenses that crop up all of the sudden and hit your wallet. The key is doing your research and being well prepared.

Study the Fine Print

Once you get quotes from moving companies in Dallas, make sure and look at the particulars. You need to have a solid knowledge of what is contained in each quote to be able to make sure you are comparing apples-to-apples. In case there's something which you don’t fully grasp, do not be reluctant to ask questions. If you think something is missing from the quote, it’s safer to bring that to the moving company’s awareness presently than be shocked later with a supplementary charge.

· If you have sizeable or bulky items which may require specific handling, for instance a snowmobile, jacuzzi or grand piano, you will need to bring that to the professional mover’s awareness to make sure that any extra charges can be included in your estimate.

· Similarly, bear in mind that certain items, like gas appliances and front-loading washers, may need a third-party service to unhook the item at your origin location and ready it for shipping and afterwards connect it back up at your new home.

· If there exists tight clearance on your street which makes the moving truck too large to fit, the moving company in Dallas might need to shuttle your belongings to the moving van using a smaller truck. There is often an additional charge for this service, therefore it is important to discuss it while you are getting your estimates.

· You are going to have lots of boxes to manage after unpacking, so verify to see if an empty box pick up is bundled in your quote or if it is an extra charge.

Road Tripping to the New Home

If you're moving a distance which requires a car trip to get to your new home, you will need to consider travel costs. Be sure to not merely arrange for a hotel room, but in addition factor in such things as food, tolls, gas and emergencies that may turn up while you are on your way.

Damage Control

You see that considerable dent that you put in the wall when moving your dining room table as well as the scrapes you made on the wood floor when you scooted the entertainment center on it? Well, the incoming family or property manager will conduct a final walkthrough and may request payment for those damages to pay for the expense of the repairs. In the event that you're a renter, it will probably be in the form of not getting your security deposit back.

Change of Plans

At times life happens and the best made plans crumble. In the event that the contracts for the closing of your new house gets postponed or even the improvements you had arranged to conclude before move in day get off track, you might need storage for your belongings. Inform your moving company in Dallas at the earliest opportunity regarding the delay and talk about solutions with them. In case the delivery just will have to be pushed out a couple of days, your things may be able to be stored on the trailer they're currently loaded on. However, if it might be a prolonged time before you will be ready to accept delivery, your belongings will most likely have to go into storage in a nearby warehouse. Remember that the longer your things are in storage, the greater the added charge will be.

The Bottom Line

Indeed, moving to a new home is often a challenge. Certainly, unforeseen expenditures surface. But, if you do your research beforehand and budget adequately, you will be a step ahead when something unexpected 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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