Planning an Upcoming Move

Are you planning an upcoming move? Perhaps, you’ve recently ended a long-term relationship and need a change of scenery. Or, you might be moving to another state in order to accept a once in a lifetime job opportunity. Regardless of the reasons for your move, you may desperately desire to protect your belongings during the relocation process. To help you meet this goal, consider working with a popular moving company. Hiring a moving business can make the moving process both faster and less chaotic. On this blog, I hope you will discover the procedures a moving company utilizes to carefully pack a customer’s belongings. Enjoy!

How To Avoid Unexpected Price Increases On Your Moving Day


When planning a move, one of the first things you need to do is to request a moving quote to help you budget. However, sometimes the moving quote turns out to be inadequate and you have to make additional payments. Here are a few tips to avoid such a scenario and eliminate unexpected costs on your moving day:

Make an Exhaustive Inventory of Things to Move

A common mistakes people make when moving is to forget to list all their items when requesting a moving quote. This is a mistake because the moving company will consider the weight, number, and nature of the items on the submitted list when issuing a quote. If you don't submit an exhaustive list, then your moving company has no option to increase the cost when you increase the number of items to move on moving day.

Here are a few tips you can use to ensure your moving quote contains all your items:

  • Write down the items you want to move
  • Plan for your move in advance
  • Go room by room to physically check the available items
  • Make a conscious decision to include items that may be outside the house, such as items your friends might have borrowed from you

Inform Your Movers about Special Items In Advance

There are special items that may attract premium moving costs because they are complicated to relocate. Examples include items that require special permits to move, very large items, large and awkwardly shaped items, delicate items, very heavy items, among others. For example, moving multiple large pianos may require specialist skills and tools so you may have to pay a premium for their move. Inform your movers in advance if you have such items.

Ensure the Movers Have Good Access

When movers issue standard quotes, they do so with the knowledge that you will pack their moving track as close to your front door as possible. Therefore, don't be surprised if the movers increase their price slightly if they arrive and find that they have to pack a long way off from your front door. This makes sense because the movers have to use more effort and time to load the truck.

Understand All the Mover's Terms and Conditions

Lastly, you need to scrutinize your chosen moving company's terms and conditions before the big day arrives. For example, you need to know if there are any provisions you should ready for them, how much insurance coverage is included in the quote, whether there are cancellation fees or whether you will be required to pay a surcharge if you change the moving time. That way you won't be surprised if you are requested to make such payments later on.

For more information, contact your local movers.


6 April 2018