Extra Charges You May Incur On Your Moving Day

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Extra Charges You May Incur On Your Moving Day

15 November 2017
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If you are planning a local move and you have received a quote for the fee, make sure the quote includes every service you will need on your moving day. This is necessary because you may need additional services that are not usually included in standard moving quotes. Here are examples of such extra services:

Long Carry or Shuttle

An ideal moving schedule is one where the movers can driving their moving truck right to your front door for easy and safe loading of the moving items. Unfortunately, this isn't always possible, and the moving truck may have to be packed some distance from your home. This may be the case, for example, if the path leading up to your house is narrow or there is no parking space next to your house.

This may not be a problem if the extra distance is minimal, but loading and unloading will be extremely difficult and risky if the moving truck has to be packed very far from your house. In such a case, the moving company may charge you a long car fee or a shuttle fee. The long carry fees cater to the extra distance the movers have to walk, while the shuttle fee applies if the movers have to use of smaller trucks to take the items to the moving truck.

 Guaranteed Delivery

If your items don't fill a moving truck, the movers will consolidate your items with other clients' items so that they can maximize the use of the truck. In such cases, you will be given a delivery window rather than a definite delivery date. This is because the movers have to take into account the time needed to pick up the other client's boxes. Therefore, if you want the movers to deliver your items within the shortest time possible or on a specific day, you may be required to pay a guaranteed delivery fee. This is because the moving company will be driving a half-empty truck.

Packing and Unpacking

Packing and unpacking services are usually not included in standard moving fees. Companies like Fairfax  Transfer and Storage Inc. load the boxes/items, take them to the destination, and unload them. However, most moving companies also offer packing services, and they will do it for you for a small fee. In fact, many of these companies can also supply you with reliable packing supplies, such as boxes and ropes.

Temporary Storage

Lastly, you may also need temporary storage during your move; many movers can also help you arrange for this for a small fee. For example, if the moving truck arrives when your destination house is not ready to receive the items, you may need to put them in temporary storage for a day or two.