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Choosing An International Moving Company

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If you are shifting to an overseas location for official purposes, in most cases the moving is arranged by the employer. In cases that need your own moving company there are some recommendation to follow. The more estimates you get the better are you chances of finding the right bargain. Most quotes are offered for free and hence take full advantage of them. Compare price and services. Make a comparison of like services. The two moving companies must have based on the service they offer to avoid additional expenses at a later stage. Find out their service period, as this could be instrumental in deciding on the reliability factor. Recommendations from friends and family could prove vital while making a decision.


Some of the questions to consider while choosing an international moving company includes, shipment method, will it be by sea or air. Does the company use their own containers to transport personal items or do they move with other people’s items. Some moving companies may exclude port and handling charges, so it is important to check in advance. It is the same with custom charges too. Check the estimated delivery time and ensure they adhere to it. Find out who will take care of the deliver at the destination location. Get their contact information to facilitate communication. Keep the whole conservation in writing to have proof of what the mover has promised. Check the quotation thoroughly before signing on the dotted lines. Ensure that there are no surprise expenses at the end.

Also Read Tips For Packing Heavy Items

Understanding The Hidden Costs Of Moving Companies


Hidden costs are common in all walks of life today, and so it is in a move. You need to be aware of all those situations where the movers can charge you extra even if you are not informed about it. It is imperative that you know the conditions of your move. Listed below are some of the hidden costs that moving companies can charge you during a move – beware of these…

Packing Supplies – check the moving quote for this, remember that if it is not part of the estimate, you will have to pay extra for those packing supplies
Moving Bulky Items – Large and bulky items are levied additional charge by movers – ensure that you get these listed while getting the estimate
Hoisting charges – Not all goods will be able to go through that front door – those that need to be dismantled, removed and put together will cost you extra
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Elevator charges – If you do not manage to block an elevator entirely for the move if you happen to move to a multi storied building, then you may have to shell out on elevator fee
Additional stops are charged extra – If you want the truck to make additional stops than the planned ones, you will be charged extra
Long Carry fee – This is charged when the truck cannot be parked near the door and the movers are required to carry the goods a long distance to upload / unload.
Express Delivery – If you want your goods to be delivered quicker than the usual time, you need to pay extra
Cancelling the move – If for some reason, you are cancelling the move, you will be required to pay a certain amount as cancelling fee