10 months, 3 weeks ago
Moving is a very stressful thing to do. Not just because it necessitates a lot of organizing, but it is also extremely time consuming, challenging, and physically-taxing business. You might think it is a more economical idea to do the entire thing by yourself, hiring the help of a full-service moving company will help keep a lot of stress off of you shoulders, even though you rank account may feel jus a bit more worn down.
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Recruiting the assistance of a full-service moving company allows you to have service tailored to what you need in order to get the move done right. You can have them do things such as pack your belongings, place them in the truck, transport the items to the new location, unload the truck, and unpack boxes to your new place? You can select just one of these services, two of them, or all of them to be done for you. Of course, each has its own associated moving company prices. Below, we will discuss the different costs associated with having a full service moving company handle these services.
First, you should begin by asking yourself how much assistance you really need. This is one of the key factors in determining how high your moving company prices will be for the services you select. As said above, movers can pack and unpack your belongings, but these services will cost a considerable amount of money.
On the higher end of the price spectrum, you can choose to do the packing yourself, then have movers pick it up, load it onto the truck, take it all to the new place, then unpack the truck. The cheapest option is to pack yourself, find an inexpensive truck rental company, then get movers to load up and unload. You can estimate to pay around $30 for a move like this, not including the cost of truck rental, fuel, and other various costs.
Then, you should ask yourself how many things you will be moving. The cost of moving will vary based on how many items you have. The quantity of items you are moving will change how big the truck has to be, as well as the amount of people you will need to hire to get the job done.
Next, the distance you are moving should be considered. Local moves will be a little cheaper if you choose to rent a truck independently. You have to remember that you will have to pay for fuel costs for the truck. If you are going long distance, then you can expect to receive different rates from each company.
Where you live should also be on the list of things to consider when moving as well as thinking about moving company prices. Moving companies in big cities will often charge upwards of $15 more per hour of the move than movers in smaller cities.
You also have to ask yourself if you want to purchase insurance for your move. You can purchase through the moving company (which will be added onto your final bill) or you can choose to purchase through a third party website. You can also look at your renters insurance to see if it is applicable to moves.
The way in which you hire movers can also have a bit of an effect on moving company prices. You should ask for mover recommendations from friends or family who you know have moved in the past. Make sure to ask how they liked the service, if the price was fair, and if the movers were helpful.
Next, you need to get quotes from several different companies and sources in order to find the price that is right for you. Compare the quotes that you get from each moving company; and don’t forget to compare the services for each company also. Cheaper doesn't always mean better.
Make sure companies are not charging you hidden fees. Many companies will try to charge you extra things without telling you by hiding questionable charges in contracts. When you sign the contract, you are binding yourself into paying these fees.
You should make sure you get every transaction and discussion you have with the moving company in writing. This will ensure that the company cannot back out of anything that they have told you.
Everyone’s move is a little different, so make sure that you are aware of what exactly it is you need to get done, and get quotes from several different sources to make sure the moving company prices are something that you can afford to pay.