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An Outline of Moving Costs

Keeping an Outline of Moving Costs to Help Budget

Whether you are moving to a home that you have purchased or just moving to a new apartment, moving costs can be a shock especially if you are unprepared. It is important that you always try to keep an outline of moving costs during any major change and that you round up whenever possible so that you are not left scrambling for more money if something unexpected does come up.

How Movers Determine their Fees

Moving companies use different ways to come up with their fees. Some charge by the pound so that the more you move, the more you pay. Some charge by a list of fees where every single thing is calculated and added to the final bill. Still, others use a more flat rate fee which is the fairest of all and gives customers a pretty solid number for budgeting. A&A Moving Company uses this type of pricing so that you don’t pay for the extras such as furniture break down, packing materials or for things like elevators and stairs.

Instead, the cost will be determined by a set price per mover, per move. Each mover is paid by the hour for time spent doing things like packing, loading, and unloading and driving to the new destination. You can get a free quote of your estimated moving costs before you make any decisions.

Lowering Your Costs As Much as Possible

This is the time to start getting rid of things that you don’t need. Anything that needs to be sent for cleaning, alterations or repairs should be sent with a scheduled pick up for after the move. Donate and give away what you can or if you would rather, sell everything that is not going to be beneficial to you in your new home. (If you are just going to be finding a place to “store” something, do you really need it?) The less stuff you have, the less the movers will have to move.

Packing at least some of your items will also save you money because that means less time the movers will be spent packing and boxing. Remember, the moving costs will be determined by the time spent packing, loading, unloading and driving to the new location.

Watch Out for Hidden Fees

Some moving companies have a ton of hidden fees. They might charge for the rental of equipment and tools that their own workers are using during the move. They might charge taxes and other fees even for a purely local move. They might also charge for mileage, gas for the vehicle and more. A&A Moving Company does not charge any of these types of hidden fees. All charges are explained from the moment you get your free quote. The process is simple whether it is a planned move or one that comes up at the last minute.

A&A Moving Company also gives you the added benefit of a company that has been around since 1966 with a knowledgeable and friendly staff and the ability to handle any move, big or small, local or not.