Are additional moving fees avoidable and how?

Most countries will have different rules when we talk about fees and charges. Are additional moving fees avoidable? Yes. In this article, we will talk about additional moving fees and how to avoid them.

When you hire a professional moving company, you may come across some additional moving costs you’ve never expected in the first place. Try to find shipping and logistics companies that will help you. Moving can really drain your budget. Even though, there is a number of factors that will affect your costs in the end. Be sure that you find reputable movers so there are no hidden costs. If some of the additional moving fees avoidable, why would you pay them? We provide you a list below of avoidable chargers that will save your money when moving.

  •  Packing labor + Packing supplies
  •  Fee for disassembly and re-assembly of furniture
  • Bulky items handling
  • Fees for long carrying

Packing labor and packing supplies

Man tapes the box
Packing labor and packing supplies are going to be an extra cost if you hire someone to pack things for you.

When it comes to packing your stuff, it’s upon you to choose do you want to pack by yourself or you want to hire professional packers to take care of your stuff (the moving company cannot cover any possible damage to your possessions unless packing has been performed by them). Packing materials are additional offers in full moving service. Unlike, packing materials may be included in the price of packing service, but if it’s not in the contract, you should ask your movers for confirmation, in order to avoid some of the additional moving fees. Packing labor and packing supplies are going to be an extra cost if you hire someone to pack things for you.

Fee for disassembly and re-assembly of furniture

Man and woman packing stuffs
You can avoid additional moving fees if you disassemble and re-assemble furniture by yourself.

It’s also one of the hidden costs when we talk about moving. Your movers can surprise you by adding extra fees to your bill if they did the job of disassembly and re-assembly of furniture. Beds, wardrobes, sofas, and desks require a special way of packing and transporting. If you want to avoid some additional moving fees, you should consider disassembling and re-assembling all these things by yourself.  You can avoid additional moving fees if you disassemble and re-assemble furniture by yourself.

Fees for long carrying

You can easily avoid one of the hidden costs, by simply reserving park space in front of your house or work, for moving trucks, of course. If your movers cannot park the truck a certain distance from the front door, they will extra charge you. Your bill is going to be higher by about $90 and $120 for every 75 feet they measured. Like I said earlier, you can protect your budget by organizing things a bit earlier. You can get a parking permit for your movers just for the that of moving. The best way to avoid additional moving fees and hidden costs are to speak directly with your moving company, have in mind that for example, Saudi customs clearance is much more different than the USA.

However, there are numerous reasons why your movers will charge you more than you expect. Be a smart player and first, before you book the move, speak directly to the company and ask to have a look at the contract.

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