A Guide to Moving Fees and Get
the Best Value for your Money
Moving is really, really expensive especially if you will hire a moving company to do the job. You might think to do the moving all by yourself. You can do that too but be ready for so much stress. So why not hire a moving company? Besides, you can always get the best value for your money as long as you know the right price for the moving services.
If you still have no idea on how to determine a right price from not, then better read this guide.
The following are different moving fees and some suggestions on how to save money from each fee:
1.Expedited Service Fee. This applies when your moving must be done on a specific date with no or little reservations. This fee is similar to booking for plane tickets. The nearer your booking date is, the more expensive it will be. This also applies in moving companies, the more advanced you book for the moving service, the cheaper it will cost. Why? Because the moving company will not charge the Expedited Service Fee against your quote.
2.Flight Fee. This applies when the movers have to carry your large appliances, furniture, and other of your large things several flights of your building’s or house’s stair. You can avoid this fee if your building has an elevator or if you just let them leave your things at the first floor of your house.
3.Long haul or line haul fee. This fee will be charged against you if the moving companies need to travel a long distance to reach your moving destination. You can save up some dollars on this fee by getting a moving company that is nearer your moving location.
4.Storage-in-transit fee. The moving companies will charge you this if their moving truck arrives in the new location but can’t unload the things because the moving location is not yet ready. You can avoid paying for this fee by verifying if your new home is ready to be occupied.
5.Moving fare fee. This is charged depending on how far the moving location is and how many times the truck needs to go back and fort from your old home to your new home. Save up some dollars by renting a big truck enough to carry all your things so the truck will travel one way.
6.Mileage fee. This is the same with the moving fare fee since it is also dependent on how far your moving location is. The only difference is that it may depend on the current gasoline prices in a specific location as well.
Many other things can be done to save up for the moving without you doing all the moving processes. For example, you can only take care of the packing with your own cardboard boxes and other packing materials. If packing seems a more tiring task for you, then better take care of other things like delivery of things or unpacking.
Never forget to check your local moving companies as well since there are moving companies offering wrapping and packing at very low cost. Paying this low cost can be a better option for you than suffering so much stress.