Avoiding Hidden Moving Fees

AvoidingHiddenMovingFees

Let’s say you’re a smart moving planner – you have your entire schedule and timeline planned out, you’ve hired the moving company, and already created your budget for any potential missed costs. However, there’s tons of risks of major hidden charges with moving companies – although not Noah’s Ark – but anyhow, here’s our guide to avoiding hidden fees!

 

Credit Card Payment

Today it’s assumed that payment via credit cards is the normal instance, however, some companies will charge extra for payments submitted by credit cards. If the price of the move is hefty – for example, if you’re getting a full service long distance move – the fee can be significant. Make sure you know all the different payment options for your moving company, including how much they expect that you’re going to tip, and always get a receipt when you pay so you have proof of payment.

 

Extra Travel Fees

If the roads traveling to your new location are rural, if you have a steep or narrow driveway, or if your destination is otherwise somewhat inaccessible, you might need to use a shuttle van as an intermediary, or break the journey up between two smaller trucks – which can possibly add to the cost of the move.

 

Extra Hours Fees

Moving companies like to work within their normal hours, so if you need work done in the off hours, you will likely be charged an additional fee or at a slightly higher rate. Last minute moves will also have the same sort of results.

 

Gas Charges

Moving companies will sometimes add the cost of gas for moves that travel beyond particular distances to your move – so ask prior to the move if your company does so.

 

Parking Tickets

If you’re moving to a city with difficult parking, make sure to get a permit to park on the street,  or you will be subject to a moving ticket or violation – which will likely be given to you from the company, or you might be charged with a carrying fee if the truck has to park far away from your destination.

 

In Transit Storage

If you schedule a same day pickup and move but somehow the shipment can arrive to your new destination in time, the moving company will need to store your items “in transit” until you can access your new home – which likely will accumulate on an hourly basis, with an extra fee added once the goods are actually delivered.

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Avoiding Hidden Moving Fees

AvoidingHiddenMovingFees

Let’s say you’re a smart moving planner – you have your entire schedule and timeline planned out, you’ve hired the moving company, and already created your budget for any potential missed costs. However, there’s tons of risks of major hidden charges with moving companies – although not Noah’s Ark – but anyhow, here’s our guide to avoiding hidden fees!

 

Credit Card Payment

Today it’s assumed that payment via credit cards is the normal instance, however, some companies will charge extra for payments submitted by credit cards. If the price of the move is hefty – for example, if you’re getting a full service long distance move – the fee can be significant. Make sure you know all the different payment options for your moving company, including how much they expect that you’re going to tip, and always get a receipt when you pay so you have proof of payment.

 

Extra Travel Fees

If the roads traveling to your new location are rural, if you have a steep or narrow driveway, or if your destination is otherwise somewhat inaccessible, you might need to use a shuttle van as an intermediary, or break the journey up between two smaller trucks – which can possibly add to the cost of the move.

 

Extra Hours Fees

Moving companies like to work within their normal hours, so if you need work done in the off hours, you will likely be charged an additional fee or at a slightly higher rate. Last minute moves will also have the same sort of results.

 

Gas Charges

Moving companies will sometimes add the cost of gas for moves that travel beyond particular distances to your move – so ask prior to the move if your company does so.

 

Parking Tickets

If you’re moving to a city with difficult parking, make sure to get a permit to park on the street,  or you will be subject to a moving ticket or violation – which will likely be given to you from the company, or you might be charged with a carrying fee if the truck has to park far away from your destination.

 

In Transit Storage

If you schedule a same day pickup and move but somehow the shipment can arrive to your new destination in time, the moving company will need to store your items “in transit” until you can access your new home – which likely will accumulate on an hourly basis, with an extra fee added once the goods are actually delivered.

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