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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 sure that it won't come as an enormous shocker that the bad news is that moving isn't just stressful, but it could also be expensive, as well. On the opposite hand, the great news is that it really is possible to not pay greater than you must by anticipating and planning for a couple of hidden moving expenses which appear without warning and hit your wallet. The key element is doing your research and getting well prepared.

Study the Fine Print

Once you get estimates from moving companies in Atlanta, be sure and read the particulars. You need to have a decent understanding of what is contained in each estimate to help you be certain that you're weighing apples-to-apples. If there's something that you simply don’t fully grasp, don’t be afraid to ask questions. In case you think that something is lacking within the quote, it is safer to bring that to the moving company’s attention now than be shocked later on with an additional fee.

· If you have got large or heavy items that may necessitate specific handling, like a snowmobile, hot tub or grand piano, you will want to bring that to the professional mover’s awareness to make sure that any additional costs can be a part of your quote.

· Likewise, bear in mind that some items, including gas appliances and front-loading washing machines, may require a third-party service to disconnect the item at your origin location and ready it for shipping and afterwards hook it back up at your new residence.

· In the event that there exists tight clearance on your street making the moving truck too big to fit, the moving company in Atlanta might need to shuttle your home furnishings to the moving van utilizing a smaller truck. There is often an extra cost with this service, so it will be important to talk about it while you are getting your quotes.

· You are going to have plenty of boxes to manage after unpacking, so check to see if an empty box pick up is included in the estimate or if that is an additional charge.

Road Tripping to the New Residence

If you're relocating a distance that requires a road trip to get to your new home, you will need to consider travel expenses. Be certain to not only budget for a hotel room, but in addition factor in such things as food, tolls, fuel and emergency situations that may turn up when you are traveling.

Damage Control

You see that sizeable ding that you put in the wall when moving your table and the scuff marks you 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 may request payment for those damages to cover the price of the repairs. In the event that you are a renter, it will likely be by means of not receiving your security deposit back.

Change of Plans

Occasionally life happens and your best designed plans falter. In case the documents for the closing of your new residence gets postponed or the renovations that you had planned to finish before move in day get off track, you may need storage for your belongings. Inform your moving company in Atlanta at the earliest opportunity regarding the delay and discuss alternatives with them. In case the delivery just will have to be pushed out a day or two, your things might be able to be stored on the trailer they're currently packed on. However, when it could be an extended time frame before you will be ready to accept delivery, your things will most likely need to go into storage at a nearby warehouse. Bear in mind that the longer your belongings are kept in storage, the bigger the added expense will be.

The Bottom Line

Sure, relocating to a new house can be a challenge. Of course, unforeseen costs occur. However, if you carry out your research in advance and budget adequately, 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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