When you decide that it is time to move, you will likely want to hire a moving company to move your belongings to your new home. When deciding how much to budget, you will need to ask the moving company for a quote. Since each move requires different considerations, moving companies do not have a set price.
There are several factors that will affect the quote you get from moving companies. You will need to know the amount of furniture you have, and estimate the number of boxes your belongings will require. You should also decide whether to have the movers pack your stuff for you or if you want to do it yourself. If your furniture has to be disassembled, or if you have certain items that need special care, the movers may need to charge more for these added services.
You should also have an estimate of the weight of your belongings, as heavier loads will require more gas than lighter loads. The duration of your move can add to the fuel cost, as well as the distance from your old home to your new home. The route that the truck will take can have an added impact, and moving companies will usually charge more to go to rural areas.
The level of difficulty and manpower your move requires can affect your quote. A “flight charge” may be incurred if the movers will have to navigate stairs or elevators. If more people are needed on the job site, then they will need to charge more to cover the added labor.
The timing of your move can also be a factor in your quote. It will be most expensive to move during the summer, and cheapest in wintertime, as most people relocate in the summer months and few move during the winter. Even the time of month can make a difference, as demand for the services of moving companies is lower during the middle of the month than at other times.
If you want the movers to store your items, you may need to consider the storage fees involved. You may also want to purchase added moving coverage in case anything is damaged. No matter your needs, if you keep these factors in mind, you will have a better idea of what to expect when you consult moving companies for a quote.
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