Factors That Can Increase Your Moving Costs
Last time we talked a bit about how to cut down on your moving day costs, but this time we’re going to talk about a few things that can actually increase your moving costs – things that you may not be aware of. For starters, when you start searching for your moving quotes – particularly if you use our own moving quote form – you want to make sure that you overestimate the weight of your items. Many companies online that get you free household moving quotes base the initial estimates on the weight of your items, and they’ll typically go by average room size. If you underestimate the weight of your items, when you book your household move and the movers show up to get the actual dimensions and checklist of what you’re shipping, they’ll have to up the price to accommodate for the extra weight that you didn’t mention. Overestimation is better than underestimation when gathering household moving quotes.
Another factor that can increase your moving costs is being unprepared for when the movers show up. Even when you book a full-service move – that is, the movers come in and pack all your goods professionally as well as transport them – you will still need to do some prep work prior to their arrival to ensure that their time is not wasted. Some movers charge for packing and loading by the hour, so make sure that you read your movers’ terms and conditions prior to booking. Being prepared per their instructions will save you a lot of time and also a lot of money on your move more like than not, as it’s easier and quicker to pack when things are properly prepared for a move.
Lastly, you want to make sure you get multiple household moving quotes to ensure that you get the best price for your household goods move. Different companies charge different rates and offer different services, and just talking to one or two is likely doing you a disservice. You can actually fill out our free online household moving quote form (link in the first paragraph, by the way) to get multiple household moving quotes e-mailed to you within about an hour. These companies are reputable and we’ve made sure they are legitimate and reliable moving companies, so you know your quotes are coming from top-rated movers. Ultimately who you book your shipment with is up to you, but at the end of the day we want to help you get the best moving experience you can find. What’s wrong with that?