Hidden and Sometimes Forgotten Costs of Moving

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

There’s good news and bad news with regards to moving. We are sure that it doesn’t be a massive surprise that the not so good news is that moving isn't just hectic, but it could also be expensive, too. On the other hand, the good news is that it is possible to not pay more than you need to by anticipating and budgeting for a couple of hidden moving expenses that surface unexpectedly and hit your budget. The important thing is doing your research and getting well prepared.
 

Check the Fine Print

Once you get quotes from moving companies in Atlanta, make sure and study the particulars. You need a solid knowledge of what's included in each quote to be able to make sure you are contrasting apples-to-apples. If there's something that you don’t fully grasp, don’t be reluctant to ask questions. In the event that you think something is lacking from the quote, it is better to bring that to the moving company’s notice now than be surprised later on with an extra fee.

· If you possess big or cumbersome things that may require unique handling, for instance a snowmobile, hot tub or grand piano, you’ll need to bring that to the professional mover’s focus so that any extra costs can be included in your quote.

· Likewise, be aware that some things, including gas appliances and front-loading washers, may require a third-party company to unhook the item at your origin location and ready it for shipping and hook it back up at your new residence.

· If there's restricted clearance on your street which makes the moving van too large to fit, the moving company in Atlanta may have to shuttle your furnishings to the moving van using a smaller truck. There is generally an extra expense for this service, so it is vital that you talk about it when you're acquiring your estimates.

· You will likely have a great deal of cartons to take care of after unpacking, so check to ascertain if an empty box pick up is bundled as part of your quote or if it is going to be an additional cost.

Road Tripping to the New Home

If you're relocating a long distance which requires a car trip to get to your new residence, you’ll want to consider travel expenses. Make sure to not just arrange for a hotel room, but also factor in things such as meals, tolls, gas and emergency situations that might appear while you are on the road.

Damage Control

You know that sizeable ding that you put in the wall when moving your kitchen table and also the scratches you made on the hardwood floor when you scooted your entertainment center on it? Well, the incoming family or landlord will conduct a final walkthrough and could demand payment for those damages to pay the price of the repairs. In case you're a renter, it might be by means of failing to get your security deposit back.

Change of Plans

Occasionally life happens and the best crafted plans fall apart. In case the contracts for the closing of your new home gets postponed or even the remodeling you had scheduled to finish before move in day go off track, you may need storage for your things. Inform your moving company in Atlanta at the earliest opportunity concerning the delay and discuss options with them. In the event that the delivery just will have to be pushed out a short time, your stuff may be able to be stored on the trailer they're presently loaded on. But, if it may be an extended time period before you will be able to accept delivery, your belongings will probably have to go into storage in a local warehouse. Bear in mind that the longer your belongings are kept in storage, the greater the extra expense will be.

The Bottom Line

Sure, relocating to a new house might be a challenge. Of course, unexpected expenditures occur. But, if you do your research in advance and budget appropriately, you’ll be a step ahead when something unexpected happens.

 

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