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How to Estimate Moving Expenses Beforehand

How to Estimate Moving Expenses Beforehand

It can be a hassle to move, for many reasons. They say that moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life, next to getting married or getting divorced. Similar to other huge events in one’s life, there are many components to a move that can be challenging for individuals and families, especially when it comes to moving cost. Moving expenses can range significantly, depending on how you handle the planning leading up to the big day. There are many factors to consider that can dramatically impact the cost of moving, so it’s important to do a little homework and planning before the main event. In this article, we’ll discuss how you can estimate moving expenses, and what you can do to lower the cost of moving, if possible. What Contributes to the Cost of a Move? If you have a good idea of what contributes to the cost of a move, then you’ll be better prepared to reduce the costs associated. While this list is not exhaustive, and every moving scenario is different depending on the individual situation, these basic moving concepts can help you adjust your overall moving expenses: Total Weight of Belongings Many moving companies factor their moving costs based largely on the amount and/or weight of belongings they’ll be transporting. Under many circumstances, movers can make the haul in one trip; however, the following factors can also configure into the cost: Square-footage of your home Amount of larger, heavier items Special considerations for larger, unique items such as pianos Commute length to the new destination Here’s what you can do to reduce...
How Do Moving Companies Charge You?

How Do Moving Companies Charge You?

There is a lot to consider when moving all of your belongings to another location. It can be a stressful, time-consuming process, and it’s helpful to have professional movers guide you through the process to relive some of the burden and do most of the heavy lifting for you. Of course, moving costs money—it costs even more money if you plan on hiring a professional moving company to do it for you. Depending on several factors, your move may become more or less expensive than you originally imagined. It can be especially helpful to know how moving companies typically charge their clients before jumping into a decision. Here are some things to consider so that you can be prepared for the most common moving costs associated with hiring a moving company: Amount and Weight of Items Typically moving companies charge more for clients moving from homes with larger square footage, but that may not translate into more items necessarily. For instance, an individual moving from a smaller, 3-bedroom home may have more items than a person moving from a 5-bedroom home. Especially for long-distances moves, moving companies charge by weight of the total items being moved. This is why it can be especially helpful to move as many items yourself as possible that do not necessarily need to be transported professionally. Clothing, books, or other bulky items that take up space and weight, but could be moved easily by a non-professional, can save you money in overall cost by reducing the overall weight of the items being moved. Local or Long-Distance? If you’re moving local or long-distance, you’ll have...
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