The cost of using professionals for long distance relocation isn’t nearly as expensive as many assume. In fact, it actually saves you more money to hire a professional mover for their help than you would if you decided to relocate alone. The expenses of relocating are much higher if you conduct the move on your own. You’d need a truck, help, materials and equipment, among other things. This can easily add up whereas a moving company will already have everything they need.
The cost of moving services is determined by several things. Before everything is learned and taken into consideration, giving a customer a true quote isn’t possible. Below, are some of the things that must be known before a true quote can be given for moving services.
- The current fuel costs
- The distance between the first location and ending location
- The time of year and season
- The amount of rooms to pack up and move as well as the weight of all your belongings
- How much labor is needed
- The nature of the relocation
- The moving services desired by the customer such as full packing, storage solutions, etc.
Once everything is learned and taken into consideration, it is much easier for the movers to come up with a grand total for the services you received through them. Most moving companies will send one of their professionals to your home to evaluate the situation. They’ll count the rooms to pack and move and try to come up with a plan of attack as they’re there. At this time, they’ll determine how many trucks or what size truck to use on moving day, how much labor they’ll need, the amount of materials and supplies necessary, and more.
Insurance Coverage through Movers
When you hire movers to assist you with your relocation, you can expect that your belongings are protected under the mover’s insurance policy. By law, every licensed moving company is required to carry at least the minimum amount of insurance protection mandated by that state. This may not protect the entire value of your things but most long distance moving companies will offer better insurance packages to their customers at very little cost. If you were to carry out your long distance move on your own, your things wouldn’t have this insurance coverage and if something happened, it would be your sole responsibility to replace or repair broken items.