Although moving to a new location is exciting, it can also be a very demanding, frustrating and expensive endeavour. Most people don’t understand how many different costs are involved in moving. These hidden costs of moving can very easily accumulate and eventually make the whole process cost significantly more than you anticipated!
Whether you’re moving somewhere locally or interstate, you have to plan your moving budget ahead of time in order to be prepared for the hidden costs of moving. Transcorp Removals & Storage has listed some factors to help you save money.
When you hire a removalist company, you should automatically receive basic insurance coverage at no extra cost that has a warranty against damage of goods. However, you would be better off paying for full insurance coverage to protect valuable items.
Transcorp Removals & Storage understands how confusing it can be to estimate the type of insurance you will require for removals and storage of furniture. As an accredited AFRA insurance provider, our company will organise your moving insurance for you to ensure that all of your possessions are sufficiently covered and protected.
Amongst the common hidden costs of moving is the storage fee. There may be circumstances where you need to have your items temporarily stored at your local movers’ storage facility. One of the most common reasons for being charged a fee for local storage of furniture and other items is when transporting your items has to be delayed in situations like your new home not being ready to move into yet. This storage fee should be factored into the cost estimate after you have notified the moving company about when your items can be taken to their new home. Note that the longer your possessions are in a storage unit, the more you will have to pay for using it.
Packaging services and packing materials are a common additional service that many local moving companies offer their customers. The packaging materials you’ll need aren’t necessarily included in the cost of a packing service. Confirm with the removalists prior to commencing the move whether the packaging cost is part of their quote.
Moving plans can change with little notice, or you may have decided to hire one of the other local removalists in Melbourne available instead. Be aware that choosing to cancel the services of a moving company you originally hired may come with a cancellation fee and not getting your moving deposit back. If you’re still debating which company to hire, ask for information regarding their cancellation policy prior to hiring them.
Regardless of whether you’re moving house or office, you’ll most likely have some furniture to disassemble and reassemble. There may be an extra charge for disassembling and reassembling large furniture items, such as beds, sofas, wardrobes and dressers. You need to have a discussion about this extra expense with the local furniture movers you’re thinking about hiring.
If the removalists are unable to park their truck close enough to the entrance of your house or apartment building, you might be charged what is called a long carry fee. To avoid paying this fee, try to reserve a parking spot for the moving truck if possible. If this isn’t possible, talk to your local movers about the terms and conditions of their long carry fees.
Fuel expenses might not be included in the quote a moving company has given you. Since fuel prices can vary from service station to service station, many local movers don’t charge for the fuel they purchase until after the move has concluded. Ask your moving company about this beforehand.
Asking yourself “Are there any removalists in Melbourne I can trust to not rip me off?” Look no further than Transcorp Removals & Storage. Contact us today by calling 1300 466 838 or use the quote tool online to get instant quotes.