Do you want to have long distance movers come to your house and pack everything you own or would you rather save some money by packing up your belongings yourself? There’s a significant cost difference, particularly if you own a lot of fragile or delicate objects that will need to be properly cushioned to avoid breakage. You may save some money by packaging your own items, but keep in mind that you’ll be responsible for items you pack yourself.
Can Your Long Distance Movers Store Your Possessions?
In many situations, your international or overseas relocation could be delayed due to a lack of housing, customs regulations or other issues. If you might need to temporarily store your belongings at the end of your journey, you’ll need to let long distance movers know how long you might need to store your possessions in a storage facility or in containers. Some moving companies will give you up to thirty days storage at no additional cost, while others may charge a nominal fee. For the most part, they can store your belongings for up to ninety days, but the cost may increase incrementally for 30, 60 and 90 days.
Don’t Let Them Guesstimate
Some long distance movers will give you a quote based solely on the information you provide or an assumption of how much furniture the average individual owns. Unfortunately, these estimates are usually quite low and the movers typically revise their estimate once they start packing your belongings. Avoid unexpected increases by having long distance movers come to your house and put together accurate quotes based on what you actually own. Guesstimating the cost of a relocation can lead to unpleasant surprises when you arrive in your new home, so get the estimate in writing after they’ve evaluated your entire house.
To avoid misunderstandings and get the most reliable quote possible for you next move, talk to long distance movers who have years of experience and who are willing to itemize an accurate estimate based on your actual belongings. Simcoe Moving is standing by to give you the most accurate moving estimate in the industry.