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March 13, 2023

Often Overlooked Costs of Moving

Paying for your MoveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to moving. We’re sure that it does not come as a big shock that the bad news is that moving can be not only stressful, but it can also be costly, as well. On the other hand, the good news is that it will be a possibility to steer clear of paying more than you need to by expecting and planning for a few unexpected moving expenses that pop up with no notice and hit your wallet. The key is doing your research and being prepared.

Pay Attention to the Fine Print

When you are acquiring estimates from moving companies in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, make certain and pay attention to the fine print. You should have a good understanding of everything that is incorporated in the estimates so that you can make certain you are comparing apples-to-apples. When there’s something that you don’t understand, never be scared to ask for clarification. If you think a service was overlooked from the quote, it’s better to bring that to the moving company’s attention now than be upset later because of an additional charge.

· When you have large or bulky items that may require special handling, for example a riding lawnmower, hot tub or grand piano, you will want to bring that to the professional mover’s attention so that any special charges can be added in your estimate.

· Similarly, understand that a few items, such as gas appliances and front-loading washing machines, likely require a third-party service to unhook the item at your origin location and prepare it for transport and then hook it back up at your new house.

· In the event there is not much clearance on your street that makes the moving van too big to fit, the moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City may need to shuttle your belongings to the truck using a smaller truck. There’s usually an additional cost for this service, so it’s crucial to converse about it when you are obtaining your estimates.

· You will likely have lots and lots of boxes to get rid of after unpacking, so double check if an empty box pick up is included in your estimate or if that would be an extra cost.

Road Tripping to the New House

In the event you are moving a far distance that calls for a road trip to get to your new residence, you will want to take into consideration travel expenses. Make certain to not only include money for a hotel room, but additionally factor in things such as food, tolls, gas, as well as emergencies which might pop up while you are travelling to your new house.

Change of Plans

Sometimes life happens and your best made plans crumble. If the paperwork for the closing of your new home gets delayed or the repairs that you had thought would conclude ahead of move in day go off track, you might need storage for your stuff. Talk with your moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City as soon as possible about the setback and talk about options with them. Should the delivery simply needs to be delayed a day or two, your items could be able to be held on the trailer they are already loaded on. But, if it will be a long time before you will be ready to have your belongings delivered, your things will likely need to be placed into storage at a nearby warehouse. Keep in mind that the longer your things are in storage, the higher the added cost will be.

The Bottom Line

Yes, moving to a new residence might be challenging. Yes, surprising costs come up. However, when you do your research in advance and also budget properly, you should be a step ahead when something unplanned happens.


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