Moving? Here’s What You Need to Budget

When planning the moving process, the top cost that most people consider is their new rent or mortgage cost. In fact, most people forget that there can be steep costs that come with moving their possessions from their former residence to their new one.

Carefully planning and budgeting your moving expenses will help you anticipate costs so your move will be smooth and successful.

Here are some top moving expenses that you need to budget for.

Moving Company Fees

This one should be a no-brainer, but moving company fees take up a large portion of your moving budget, so it’s important to budget carefully.

Of course, fees will vary greatly depending on whether you’re hiring a local or cross-country mover.

Local movers typically charge an hourly rate, while cross-country movers will offer an estimate after inspecting which items will be moved.

Ask top-rated moving companies to inspect your possessions and give you an estimate.

Additional Moving Services

Additional moving services include packing and unpacking, disassembling and reassembling furniture, temporary storage or delayed delivery of goods, or hoisting items through balconies and windows. These costs can sneak up on you, so it’s crucial to think through your move step-by-step and get your mover’s professional advice on what services are needed.

Additional Charges and Fees

Another moving expense that can blindside you is additional charges and fees for moving your items. Some of these include:

  • Flight Charge: movers taking heavy items up multiple flights of stairs
  • Bulky Items Charge: additional equipment needed to move bulky items like pianos, pool tables, or jacuzzi tubs
  • Shuttle Service Fee: if movers have to shuttle items in smaller moving vans because your new residence doesn’t have easy access to a moving truck
  • Long Carry Charge: when movers have to carry your items from house to truck greater than a specified distance

These fees and charges are understandable, but they can add unexpected costs and must be considered in your moving budget.

Extra Insurance

If you’re moving valuable and expensive items, purchasing additional insurance is best. While most movers provide basic insurance, this will not cover the full value of expensive items. Full Value Protection insurance will give you peace of mind knowing that your items will be well-cared for–or replaced if damaged.

Peavler Moving & Storage

At Peavler Moving & Storage, we understand that moving can be an expensive venture. We seek to provide you with the best quote for our valuable services. We have dozens of appreciative and repeat customers who are highly satisfied with our customer service, efficiency, professionalism, and care.

If you’re moving to the Harrodsburg or Danville area, give us a call! We also offer short and long-term storage facilities to make your move as smooth as possible.

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