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Hidden Costs To Avoid When Looking At Estimates From Movers

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  1. What is the Hidden Costs To Avoid When Looking At Estimates From Movers?
  2. Extra parking fees
  3. Extra costs for the ‘last minute’
  4. Credit card payments
  5. Storage in transit
  6. Off-road additional fees charges
Hidden Costs From Movers

What is the Hidden Costs To Avoid When Looking At Estimates From Movers?

Moving is an exercise that requires you to keep an eye on your expenses. This is more so when you opt to work with a professional mover who insists on giving you an estimate. You should always have the mover tell you exactly what the move will cost. Ensure that your chosen moving company gives you a full package with no hidden charges. Be diligent to scrutinize the services being offered and ask as many questions as you need to.

Here are some of the hidden charges in moving:

Extra parking fees

Sometimes while on the move, you are forced to pack abruptly maybe due to an emergency or to pick or drop something on the way. Most professional companies will charge you for the extra parking cost incurred. That is why you need to ensure that you collect your items from one location and where it is not possible, let the mover reveal the charges before.

Extra costs for the ‘last minute’

It is always good to plan and give the professional mover ample time. Book them in advance and allow for preparation. Some companies will charge you more for short notice because they claim that they must disorganize their program at a cost, which will be transferred to you. Sometimes it is unavoidable to move in a rush especially when it is an emergency. In such a case, let the professional mover give you a quotation inclusive of all these extra costs.

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Estimates From Movers Credit card payments

Credit card payments

When you use a credit card to pay, there are charges that the moving company will pay to get the money. They would want to transfer these to you, and in most cases, they will reveal this to you when at the destination. Make sure you agree on the mode of payment beforehand and be aware of whatever costs you may incur.

Storage in transit

You have done your shipping and are already at your destination or somewhere close. You have no place to store your luggage. The moving company may offer to keep the goods temporarily for you as you look for storage. Some of these will give you like a month’s free storage but charge you for any extra days or hours. You need to know all these details beforehand.

Off-road additional fees charges

You have reached some point on your journey and the truck used can no longer navigate the road or driveway. A different truck may even be required to move your luggage. All these will demand additional charges. It is therefore essential to declare before you begin the move on the condition of the roads to your destination.

The list of extra/hidden charges is endless, but the most important thing is to ensure that you reveal as much information to your mover as possible. Do not leave room for any surprises along the way that would give the professional an opportunity to exploit you on this. If possible, task them before to find out about the conditions along the way before you start your move.

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Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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