Relocations are complicated enough as it is. Add on confusion about moving costs, and you’ve got a recipe for stress and confusion. Winnipeg Moving, a team of Manitoba residential movers, is here to simplify the process for you. In this post, we’ll walk you through the different costs you can expect when partnering with a professional moving crew.
Determining the Cost of a Local Move
A local move is normally calculated based on an hourly rate. The cost of your move will increase based on the amount of time it takes to transport your items from Point A to Point B times this hourly rate. It’s not rare to be charged transportation costs as well, which include the fuel expenses for the moving trucks.
Determining the Cost of a Long-Distance Move
A long-distance move is calculated in a slightly different way. Instead of basing costs on an hourly rate, moving companies usually charge by the weight of the items being transported. Don’t worry, however. You won’t need to calculate the weight yourself. Companies create computerized inventories of your belongings and use a special formula to estimate the total weight. This weight plus the carrier’s tariff rate will be the cost of your long-distance move.
Why You Should Get an In-Home Estimate
With all the chaos involved in preparing for a move, you might be tempted to skip the in-home estimate. Why should you spend a little extra time on the estimate? Having a moving company visit your home can give you a more accurate quote. For instance, the company can assess both locations to determine if they need to add in additional, chargeable time due to limited parking access, elevator space, or tricky staircases.
Costs for Extra Services
Need moving supplies? Your moving company will likely have them available, but you’ll need to plan on paying for them. These products can range from packing tape, moving boxes, and wrapping supplies. If you want to store your belongings, you’ll need to budget for these costs, too.
Binding vs. Non-Binding Estimates
There are two types of estimates you can receive. The one that typically suits the customer best is a binding estimate. Why are binding estimates desirable? This type of quote is locked in (within legal limits). Conversely, non-binding estimates can fluctuate if unanticipated circumstances arrive on moving day.
Reach Out for Your Free Moving Estimate in Manitoba
Want to get an estimate for free from respected Manitoba long-distance movers? Get in touch with Winnipeg Moving today! When you contact us through our online form or by giving us a quick call, you’ll not only receive your quote but will also get expert moving advice!
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