The Cost of Hiring Movers: The Extra Charges in Detail

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From the illustrations of calculations, it is easy to see that the cost of hiring Sem’s Moving and Storage or other relocation company is dependent on a set of variables. These range from where you are going from and to if your move is local or interstate, and the relocation service that you decide to go with because each has its different moving rates.

Below are some more and mostly unforeseen costs that pop up when adding up the estimated cost of hiring Oakville movers:

How much do GTA movers charge?

If the well-trained haulers cannot get access to an elevator on the day your things need to get moved, then they will charge you a little extra on top of the total.

On top of that, there is a different price for things that may be a little bit hefty. Such as pianos, organs, canoes and any piece of furniture whose size takes up a big area, or that weigh a lot. Some migration firms operate at a level rate for transporting pianos and organs. Make sure you tell the movers about these things earlier on so that they can ensure that they come prepared.

Another expense to add in is the long carry toll. This is mostly there because it may not be easy for them to park right next to the entrance of your home. It could also be added because the space from their truck and the house is very long. They charge more for this because if the distance is a lot, it will take up more time to move everything. If you can, try and have a secured place where they can park, or get a parking permit on the best and most convenient parking space. All this should be done before the move day.

When it comes to cancellation, some sum of money might be charged if you happen to cancel your move after you had already set a date. On some occasions, the cancellation fee is also enforced if you decide to switch up the date and the Oakville movers cannot fit you in on a new day. This figure is often the same or less than the deposit you paid the mover to reserve the date.

Just in case you put in a request for delayed delivery after the date has been set, then the relocating company will store your items. This definitely calls for an additional storage cost, and contingent on the company, this tool could be a substantial one.

Apart from these fees, there are also some exceptional charges that you should be aware of. The best thing is to ensure you have asked your moving company ahead, and try to come to a beneficial agreement of terms.

In case you need your things delivered in record time within a province to province haul, or when you ask for an exact delivery date and do not want to wait, moving companies tax you an express delivery charge. This is also known as an exact delivery date charge.

At the end when all the details are ironed out, and everything is delivered, they may charge a disposal fee, also known as an environmental charge, if you want them to unpack too. This is because the movers will be forced to take care of throwing away the boxes and any other packaging that was used to carry the items around.

If you have the transporters go around stopping at other places apart from the designated place, the company then brings in an extra stop charge. This tax often comes in during local moves, and when the things are collected and dropped at varied places. It is added to the cost because doing this would mean that the GTA movers will be forced to go an extra distance and use up more hours.

Because different moving companies have different pricing and costing policies in place, it is advisable that you do some research and go through the dues of various moving companies. This will ensure you get the best deal which works for you and your budget. Also, to save up a bit more, one can negotiate the prices and maybe even get a discount.

Be well aware of what goes into your moving estimate

Moving estimates or quotes are usually given per hour or per job. These quotes vary and are different from one moving company to another. This is because some offer different packages which are priced differently according to what is in the package. When you are doing your research and looking into these relocation companies, and getting price quotes, it is advisable to ask a couple of relevant and pressing questions. An example of such questions are:

  • What are the things included in the moving price estimate? Do time used, distance covered, and fuel for the trucks come at an extra cost?
  • If you will give any moving equipment or material?
  • What is the workforce provided?
  • Will there be additional costs for bulky items such as musical instruments and workout equipment?
  • In case of any damage, does the moving company have insurance put in place?
  • Since some days/seasons are a bit expensive, are there discounted prices for mid-week or mid-month relocations?

When moving, or when looking for moving company rates, it is also important to make sure that you check out the legitimacy of these companies. This is because sometimes con artists may masquerade as movers and end up stealing your things. Keep clear, if you can, of companies that will insist on carrying your items at night. One way to check for legitimacy is looking for what other people who have used the company have to say about their experience. Also, go for a moving company that has a shop front because it is much harder for them to switch up names when many people come forth to complain about their services.

We recommend you to read “5 Tips to Relocate On a Budget” and “Day-to-Day Relocating Misconceptions That Can Inhibit Your Relocation”.