El Paso Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
March 15, 2021

Hidden and Sometimes Forgotten Costs of Moving

Cost of MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

There is good news and bad news when it comes to moving. We are certain that it won't come as a huge shock that the not so great is that moving isn't just stressful, but it may also be expensive, as well. On the opposite hand, the great news is that it is possible to avoid paying greater than you need to by anticipating and budgeting for a couple hidden moving costs that crop up unexpectedly and hit your pocket book. The key element is performing your research and staying completely ready.

Study the Fine Print

When you're getting estimates from moving companies in El Paso, make sure and look at the fine print. You need a decent comprehension of what is contained in each estimate to be able to be certain that you're comparing apples-to-apples. If there's something that you don’t comprehend, do not hesitate to ask questions. In the event that you think that something is absent from the quote, it’s advisable to bring that to the moving company’s awareness presently than be shocked in the future by an extra charge.

· If you have got big or cumbersome items that may require unique handling, like a snowmobile, spa tub or grand piano, you’ll want to bring that to the professional mover’s focus to make sure that any extra fees can be included in your quote.

· Similarly, be aware that certain items, including gas appliances and front-loading washing machines, might require a third-party company to unhook the item at your origin location and prepare it for shipping and hook it back up at your new residence.

· In the event that there's limited clearance on your street making the moving van too large to fit, the moving company in El Paso may need to shuttle your furnishings to the moving van using a smaller truck. There is generally an added cost for this service, so it's crucial that you talk about it while you are acquiring your quotes.

· You will likely have lots of cartons to handle after unpacking, so check to determine if an empty box pick up is bundled in your quote or if it is an additional cost.

Road Tripping to the New Residence

If you are relocating a long distance that will require a car trip to get to your new home, you’ll need to consider travel costs. Make certain to not just budget for a hotel room, but additionally factor in such things as meals, tolls, gas and emergencies which could pop up while you're on the road.

Damage Control

You see that sizeable ding that you put in the wall when moving your dining room table as well as the scratches you've made on the hardwood floor when you scooted your entertainment center over it? Well, the incoming family or property manager will conduct a final walkthrough and might request payment for those damages to pay the cost of the repairs. In case you're a renter, it will likely be in the form of failing to get your security deposit back.

Change of Plans

At times life happens and the best crafted plans collapse. If the paperwork for the closing of your new home gets delayed or the renovations that you had planned to finish prior to move in day go off track, you might need storage for your items. Notify your moving company in El Paso at the earliest opportunity about the delay and talk about options with them. If the delivery just has to be pushed out a short time, your items could possibly be stored on the trailer they are currently loaded on. However, when it may be a prolonged time period before you will be ready to accept delivery, your items will probably have to go into storage at a close by warehouse. Bear in mind that the longer your items are kept in storage, the higher the added expense will be.

The Bottom Line

Yes, relocating to a new residence is often a challenge. Certainly, unplanned costs come about. But, if you do your research ahead of time and budget adequately, you’ll be a step ahead if something unanticipated happens.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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