More often than not, moving involves a few boxes over here and some furniture over there. Small scale moving may not need much effort; however, it may still be necessary to hire a moving company. Moving companies do not necessarily accept jobs that only involve large and heavy loads for moving. Most of them offer small scale moving assistance for local moves or even across the country. The following is a simple guide on hiring moving companies for small scale moving jobs.
Moving companies would always want to work efficiently. And by efficient, it means they will want and will wait, to fill in their truck with items for shipping before they travel down the road to deliver the items. The bottom line is, the delivery date of your small loads is not guaranteed. This is especially true for those items requiring to be moved to long distances.
When you hire a moving company for your small loads, make sure that you agree on a particular date of delivery. However, it doesn't happen often. Most customers are at the mercy of the moving company. Delivery can be faster if you want though, as long as you’re willing to pay extra for the express delivery fee.
Would you believe that moving small loads is not at all cheaper than moving big and heavy items? Yes, they can be expensive. It’s because moving companies charge for the minimum number of hours or for a minimum cubic feet or weight for a minimum amount of time for the long haul. This means that it may not matter how small your load is for moving because you have to pay their minimum cost which could be a high amount in comparison with your small items.
Furthermore, there’s a fee you need to pay for the transport of your items to the mover’s warehouse where it will be loaded onto a truck along with the items of other customers. In order to get the best deal for your small loads, contact the moving companies, get their quotes, compare, and choose the best one.
Another thing you need to know about the cost is that it can depend on how long the distance of moving is. If it’s across the country, the cost will be considerably higher than if it’s across the state or to the next state. If you want faster delivery than the regular time the moving company offers you, then you would need to pay for an express delivery fee on top of the moving costs in total. There might also be hidden charges such as taxes and other fees so before you agree on a deal, make sure you research well regarding the moving charges and taxes.
Whenever moving small loads, you have to be flexible so you won’t have to spend more than the necessary. You may choose to pack your items yourself and just have them delivered by a shipping company, but asking for assistance from professional movers may be the better choice. In the case wherein you hire professional movers, you won’t have to worry about packing your items because the professionals who are experts in handling furniture or other items are going to do the job for you; that and the moving itself.
Moving companies, in addition, can be reliable in providing more protection for your items since they are held responsible for handling your items throughout the moving process.
Moving insurance can also be purchased for further assistance on moving your items. You might need to purchase this when you are about to move delicate and/or valuable items.Written by Margarita Hakobyan