Moving EstimateWhen you’re planning for your move, you’ll probably call around to several moving companies to get a moving estimate. It’s smart to shop around and make sure you’re getting a fair price for your service, but make sure you are comparing apples to apples when looking at moving estimates. There are a number of factors that can influence a moving estimate and what you get for your money.

Most moving companies will charge you for weight or space. In order to get an accurate estimate, they may ask you about the size of your home and how many rooms you have. They’ll ask about the amount of large items you want to move, like couches and appliances. However, many companies don’t mention extra charges that could come up, like paying to haul goods up and down stairs. Or if you live in a hard-to-reach location like an apartment complex that the moving truck can’t back up to, you might get charged an extra fee for a “long carry” to pack the truck.

Your moving estimate can also change if you are going to pack items yourself or have the company do it for you. You can also pay to buy packing supplies from a moving company without paying them to pack for you, and you can just have them handle the moving itself.

There are so many variables that go into paying a moving company, so try to be as specific as possible when calling to ask for a moving estimate. That way, you’ll get a good idea of what you are going to spend without any extra surprises at the end. At Preferred Moving Company, LLC, we aim to provide you with superior moving services for a fair price. We know you’ll love working with us for your move.