Ways to avoid hidden moving costs

Moving is a bit expensive, especially when moving long-distances. This goes for both when you are hiring movers and when you are moving by yourself. But, we believe that hiring movers is a far better option. We have done plenty of calculations, turns out that sometimes moving without professional assistance costs more than hiring professional assistance. But this way you are not only paying a lot of money, but you are also wasting a lot of your time and energy as well. This is why we suggest hiring a professional moving company. But moving comes with plenty of hidden costs as well that you might not know about. So, we decided to write about just how to avoid hidden moving costs and how to make moving as affordable as it can be. This goes for when moving with professional assistance.

Packing services

A lot of people seem to be unaware of the fact that packing services cost money. People think that paying for movers means also paying for all the other services that the moving company offers. But this simply isn’t true. In order to have somebody pack up your home for relocation, you have to pay for the packing services. Especially if they are also providing the necessary packing supplies.

packing supplies

Get your own packing supplies if hiring moving services.

But even if you did know that these are services that you have to pay for, you can still make a mistake and have your moving bill cost extra. This happens, for example, if you have a couch that isn’t wrapped in plastic protective foil. And the movers offer to do this for you. You might think that this is a nice gesture but you will actually end up paying for this gesture even if you weren’t the one asking for it in the first place.

A lot of scam companies do this and you have to be aware of these situations. Verified Movers recommend reliable and trustworthy movers, so they are the ones you should turn to for advice. 

a person holding dollar bills

Moving scams can cost you a lot

Loading and unloading the truck costs as well

One of the things that don’t make a lot of sense to people is the fact that the moving company only counts physically moving your belonging from one home to another as the standard package. If you want to have the truck loaded and unloaded by the movers, you have to pay extra for this service. And you also have to tip. This is another trick used by plenty of companies. This is why we suggest always asking the company what the price that you are paying covers. Asking upfront is the best way to avoid hidden moving costs. There are plenty of companies that don’t ask for money for loading and unloading the truck separately. But that means that the initial price is much higher. These are usually luxury moving companies.