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Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Mover Fees

Mover Estimates, Extra Charges and Moving Company Costs


When hiring a moving company, there are some things you need to know before you sign your contract, including everything you could possible know about moving company fees. Moving company fees are the place to save money, but first you need to read about the difference in estimates, what the mover might charge you extra for and what to look for when hiring a good mover.

1. Essential Elements of Mover Quotes and Estimates

When comparing moving company estimates, there are some essentials that you should keep in mind, essentials that will help you decide which mover is right for your household move.

2. Non-Binding Estimates

Moving companies that provide quotes, such as a non-binding estimates which tend to be more common than binding estimates, should be contacted for direct pricing. Just like binding estimates, non-binding follow specific rules and regulations outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA).

3. Binding Estimates

There are two types of moving estimates or quotes that a mover can provide: Binding and Non-Binding, with two sub-types of Binding Estimates. Here, we tackle the binding estimate and look at its rules.

4. Extra Fees You Need to Know About

Whenever you book a moving company make sure you understand the extent of the additional charges that might be billed to you. These moving company fees depend on the conditions surrounding your move. So, before you book, find out which charges might be applicable for both your move from and to your new home then get a quote and make sure that quote holds.

5. Ways to Save on Moving Company Fees

Everyone agrees, moving is expensive. Although you won't be able to scrimp on some things, there are a few tips that might help save you some money when hiring moving companies or renting a moving truck for your move.
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