Tulsa 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’s good news and bad news with regards to moving. We are certain that it does not come as an enormous shock that the bad news is that moving is not just hectic, but it can also be costly, as well. On the opposite hand, the good news is that it is a possibility to avoid paying more than you must by predicting and planning for a couple of hidden moving expenses that appear without warning and hit your wallet. The important thing is performing your research and being prepared.

Study the Fine Print

When you are getting quotes from moving companies in Tulsa, be sure and read the particulars. You need to have a solid understanding of what is contained in each estimate to be able to make sure you are contrasting apples-to-apples. In case there's something that you don’t comprehend, don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you think something is missing within the estimate, it is advisable to bring that to the moving company’s notice presently than be surprised in the future by a supplementary expense.

· If you possess large or cumbersome items which may require special handling, like a snowmobile, jacuzzi or grand piano, you’ll need to bring that to the professional mover’s awareness to ensure that any additional costs can be included in your quote.

· Also, bear in mind that certain things, such as gas appliances and front-loading washing machines, may need a third-party service to disconnect the item at your origin location and ready it for shipping and hook it back up at your new residence.

· If there exists tight clearance on your street which makes the moving vehicle too big to fit, the moving company in Tulsa might need to shuttle your home furnishings to the moving van using a smaller truck. There is often an extra cost with this service, therefore it is vital that you discuss it when you're acquiring your estimates.

· You will have a lot of cartons to take care of after unpacking, so verify to determine if an empty box pick up is included in the estimate or if that is going to be an extra cost.

Road Tripping to the New House

If you are moving a distance that will require a road trip to get to your new home, you will need to factor in travel costs. Be certain to not merely budget for a hotel room, but also consider things such as meals, tolls, gasoline and emergency situations that may appear while you're on your way.

Damage Control

You see that sizeable ding that you put in the wall when moving your dining room table and the scuff marks you've made on the wood floor when you scooted the entertainment center across it? Well, the incoming family or property manager will perform a final walkthrough and could request payment for those damages to pay for the expense of the repairs. In case you are a renter, this might be in the form of failing to get your security deposit back.

Change of Plans

Occasionally life happens and the best crafted plans crumble. In the event that the contracts for the closing of your new house gets delayed or perhaps the remodeling that you had scheduled to finish ahead of move in day run off track, you may need storage for your belongings. Notify your moving company in Tulsa as soon as possible about the delay and talk about options with them. In the event that the delivery only has to be pushed out a day or two, your stuff may be able to be stored on the trailer they are presently loaded on. But, when it might be an extended time before you will be able to accept delivery, your items will likely have to go into storage in a local warehouse. Bear in mind that the more time your items are in storage, the greater the additional cost will be.

The Bottom Line

Yes, relocating to a new residence can be a challenge. Without a doubt, unplanned costs surface. But, if you do your research in advance and budget adequately, you’ll be a step ahead when something unexpected happens.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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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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