Moving costs

Vicki Dimmich
Vicki Dimmich

Moving costs

I recently read an article from a moving company explaining fees and found it very interesting. It covered items that I had not thought much about, such as which services cost extra fees.

It makes sense that if personal goods need to be unloaded from a truck to a smaller truck because of small driveways, weak bridges, etc. there will be an extra charge. They charge an hourly fee for the moving of goods twice-from the big truck to a smaller truck to the house/condo/apartment. It also makes sense that if goods need to be moved in or out using an elevator that it is going to take longer and be more complicated. There is an extra charge for that too. However, if the move in or out has excess stairs (no elevator) you will still probably have an extra charge for the extra work.

Most of us expect that if the movers pack and/or unpack the boxes, we are going to be charged for that, in addition to the actual move. If the movers have to move your property into and out of a warehouse, this, too will add another fee. In addition, if the mover has to pick up from or deliver to more than one location, there will be a charge. Movers charge an extra fee for “bulky articles” such as boats, snowmobiles, and cars. They are harder to move and add more volume than weight.

All of these things can change your costs and need to be taken into account when you hire professional movers for your household goods.These people are professionals and charge for their services, unlike your college friends who used to help you move for beer and pizza. Life does get more complicated and we get older.

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