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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 with regards to moving. We are certain it does not be a huge shocker that the bad news is that moving isn't just strenuous, but it may also be costly, too. On the opposite hand, the great news is that it's a possibility to avoid paying greater than you need to by anticipating and planning for a few hidden moving costs which surface unexpectedly and hit your wallet. The important thing is doing your research and being well prepared.

Check the Fine Print

When you are getting estimates from moving companies in Colorado Springs, make sure and study the fine print. You must have a good understanding of what is contained in each estimate so that you can be certain that you're contrasting apples-to-apples. In the event that there's something that you simply don’t fully grasp, do not be reluctant to ask questions. If you think something is lacking in the estimate, it’s safer to bring that to the moving company’s awareness at this point than be surprised in the future by a supplementary charge.

· If you have substantial or heavy items which may necessitate specific handling, such as a snowmobile, hot tub or grand piano, you will want to bring that to the professional mover’s attention to ensure that any extra fees can be included in your estimate.

· Likewise, keep in mind certain belongings, like gas appliances and front-loading washing machines, might require a third-party service to unhook the item at your origin location and prep it for shipping and then connect it back up at your new residence.

· In the event that there exists tight clearance on your street making the moving vehicle too large to fit, the moving company in Colorado Springs might need to shuttle your belongings to the moving van utilizing a smaller truck. There is usually an extra expense with this service, so it's important to talk about it when you're obtaining your quotes.

· You will have lots of boxes to handle after unpacking, so check to determine if an empty box pick up is included in the estimate or if that will be an extra charge.

Road Tripping to the New House

Should you be relocating a long distance that requires a long drive to get to your new residence, you will need to factor in travel costs. Make sure to not merely arrange for a hotel room, but additionally consider things such as food, tolls, gasoline and emergency situations that may pop up while you're on your way.

Damage Control

You see that big dent that you put in the wall when moving your table as well as the scratches you have made on the hardwood floor when you scooted the entertainment center over it? Well, the incoming family or landlord will perform a final walkthrough and may request payment for those damages to cover the cost of the repairs. In case you are a renter, this might be by means of failing to get your security deposit back.

Change of Plans

Sometimes life happens and your best made plans falter. In case the documents for the closing of your new residence gets postponed or the improvements you had scheduled to conclude before move in day get off track, you might need storage for your belongings. Inform your moving company in Colorado Springs at the earliest opportunity about the delay and discuss alternatives with them. If the delivery only needs to be pushed out a couple of days, your stuff may be able to be stored on the trailer they are presently loaded on. However, when it might be a prolonged time before you are prepared to accept delivery, your things will most likely need to go into storage at a close by warehouse. Keep in mind that the more time your belongings are kept in storage, the higher the additional expense will be.

The Bottom Line

Indeed, moving to a new residence can be a challenge. Without a doubt, unforeseen expenditures crop up. However, if you carry out your research in advance and budget accordingly, you’ll be a step ahead if something unforeseen happens.


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The Mickelson Family
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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