All set to move? Selected the best professional movers, who will make moving seem like a cake walk? But are you aware that if you are moving locally, then you are entitled to additional services from the company? While most of the additional services will not affect your moving cost too much, but a few of these accessorial services will attract additional charges.
Follows a brief introduction of the additional services and what to expect from the moving company.
Packing: If you are moving locally and you do not have too many prized possessions and bulky items, then handling packing yourself is no difficult task. But it is advisable to let the pros handle your piano, heritage furniture, or prized artifacts. Charges will be levied according to the time taken for packing and the amount and type of supplies used.
Unpacking: Most people prefer to unpack at their own pace. But if you are short of time then the moving company can always be a great help while unpacking. Disposing of the materials that were used for unpacking is another point of contention that should be clarified at the onset of the contract.
Pre -move disassembly and post move assembly: If your furniture is moving with you, then you will have to take the assistance of these experts. Doing so ensures that your furniture is in safe hands and will not get damaged in the moving process. Charges for this service should be discussed in advance so that there are no issues later.
Handling of special household items: Special items like the piano, pool table or hot bathtub require special treatment. Transporting these is no child's play and the job is best done by professionals.
Hoisting through windows: Sometimes you are left with no other option but to use the windows of your property as the entry and exit points for bulky pieces of furniture. In such an instance rigging is the only way out. A thorough survey of the property and a detailed discussion about the risks involved and the expenses incurred will make moving even more smooth.
Storage: Most moving companies provide with this facility, in case there is nowhere for the shipment to go. In such cases, the moving company stores it for the owner and charges the customer for using this service.
More additional services:
Walking a distance to pick up or drop the shipment, using the flight of stairs, shuttling between the two points, or receiving the goods on a specific good are all additional services that a good service will offer, but of course at additional costs.