By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
There is good news as well as bad news in terms of moving. We’re positive that it doesn’t come as a giant surprise that the bad news is that moving usually is not only hectic, but it can also be expensive, too. On the other hand, the good news is that it is possible to avoid paying more than you should by anticipating and setting aside funds for a few unexpected moving expenses that pop up without warning and hit your wallet. The key is doing your research as well as being prepared.
Read the Fine Print
When you are obtaining estimates from moving companies in Denver, make sure and read the fine print. You should have a firm understanding of the services that are incorporated in the estimates so that you can be sure you are comparing like services. When there might be something that you don’t understand, do not be afraid to speak up. If you think a service is missing from the quote, it’s better to bring that to the moving company’s attention now than be upset later because of an additional charge.
· If you have big or bulky things which might need specific handling, for example a riding lawnmower, hot tub or grand piano, you will need to bring that to the professional mover’s attention so that all extra charges can be added in your quote.
· Likewise, know that a few items, such as gas appliances and also front-loading washing machines, likely call for a third-party service to unhook the item at your origin location and prepare it for transport and then hook it back up at your new house.
· When there is not a lot of clearance on your street which makes the truck too big to fit, the moving company in Denver will likely need to shuttle your belongings to the truck using a smaller truck. There is generally an additional expense for this service, so it will be important to converse about it when you are getting your estimates.
· You will have a lot of boxes to deal with after unpacking, so double check if an empty box pick up is entered in your quote or if that will be an additional charge.
Road Tripping to the New House
In the event you are moving a far distance that requires a road trip to get to your new house, you’ll need to budget for travel expenses. Make sure to not only account for a hotel room, but additionally factor in costs such as food, tolls, gas, and emergencies that might come up while you are on the road.
Change of Plans
Sometimes life happens and your best made plans crumble. In the event the paperwork for the closing of your new house gets delayed or the repairs that you had planned to be finished before move in day go off track, you might need storage for your things. Inform your moving company in Denver ASAP with regards to the delay and talk about options with them. If the delivery only needs to be pushed back a couple days, your items might be able to be held on the trailer they are already loaded on. But, in the event it could be a long time before you will be ready to accept delivery, your belongings will likely need to be unloaded into storage at a nearby warehouse. Keep in mind that the longer your items are in storage, the higher the added expense will be.
The Bottom Line
Yes, moving to a new residence could be challenging. Yes, unplanned expenses come up. However, if you do your research ahead of time as well as budget properly, you will be a step ahead when something unpredictable happens.
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