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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 confident that it doesn’t be an enormous shock that the not so great is that moving is not only hectic, but it may also be costly, also. On the other hand, the good news is that it's possible to avoid paying more than you should by expecting and planning for a few hidden moving expenses which crop up all of the sudden and hit your pocket book. The important thing is doing your research and getting well prepared.

Check the Fine Print

When you're getting estimates from moving companies in San Antonio, be certain and read the particulars. You need a decent comprehension of what is included in each quote so that you can be certain that you're weighing apples-to-apples. In case there's something which you don’t comprehend, do not be reluctant to ask questions. In the event that you think that something is missing in the quote, it’s better to bring that to the moving company’s attention presently than be surprised in the future with an additional fee.

· If you have substantial or heavy items that might require unique handling, like a snowmobile, hot tub or grand piano, you’ll want to bring that to the professional mover’s awareness so that any additional charges can be a part of your estimate.

· Likewise, keep in mind various items, like gas appliances and front-loading washers, may need a third-party service to disconnect the item at your origin location and ready it for shipping and connect it back up at your new home.

· If there exists restricted clearance on your street which makes the moving van too large to fit, the moving company in San Antonio may have to shuttle your belongings to the moving van utilizing a smaller truck. There is generally an extra cost for this service, so it is vital that you talk about it when you are obtaining your quotes.

· You will likely have plenty of cartons to handle after unpacking, so verify to see if an empty box pick up is incorporated in the quote or if it will be an additional charge.

Road Tripping to the New Residence

If you're moving a distance that will require a long drive to get to your new residence, you will need to consider travel expenses. Make sure to not merely budget for a hotel room, but in addition factor in such things as meals, tolls, fuel and emergencies which could turn up while you are on the road.

Damage Control

You see that sizeable dent that you put in the wall when moving your kitchen table and the scratches you've made on the hardwood floor when you scooted the entertainment center over it? Well, the incoming family or property manager will conduct a final walkthrough and might demand payment for those damages to cover the expense of the repairs. In case you happen to be a renter, this will likely be in the form of failing to get your security deposit back.

Change of Plans

Sometimes life happens and the best crafted plans collapse. If the documents for the closing of your new home gets delayed or even the renovations that you had planned to finish ahead of move in day go off track, you will want storage for your things. Tell your moving company in San Antonio at the earliest opportunity about the delay and discuss solutions with them. In case the delivery only has to be pushed out a day or two, your stuff might be able to be stored on the trailer they are already packed on. On the other hand, if it could be a lengthy time frame before you will be able to accept delivery, your belongings will likely have to go into storage at a nearby warehouse. Remember that the longer your items are in storage, the higher the additional charge will be.

The Bottom Line

Indeed, relocating to a new residence can be a challenge. Certainly, unexpected expenses come about. But, if you do your research ahead of time and budget accordingly, you will be a step ahead when something unforeseen 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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