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Factors That Affect the Moving Company Estimate


July 12, 2017

Did you know?…

Before hiring a moving company, it’s recommended that you request a quote so you have an idea of how much it will cost to use their services.

The quote that is provided is just an estimate, which means it’s possible for the actual cost to go up or down by the time you require moving services.

However, the price shouldn’t vary significantly.


Unless you did not provide the correct information upfront or you’ve decided to add on additional services at the last minute. To ensure you have the most accurate estimate possible, it’s important to consider these factors that could affect your estimate:

Time of Day/Year

If you asked the moving company for a quote for a certain time of day or year and then change your plans, it’s possible that the estimate will change as well.

Did you know that moving companies are busier during certain times of the day and year?... So they will most likely charge more for their services when they are in high demand.

Summer is the busiest season for movers, so if you will now need to move in summer, you should expect an increase in price.

Other busy times include the weekends, the first or last few days of the month, and national holidays. Learn about the best time to make a household move.

Access to Your Home

Where will the movers be able to park once they arrive at your home?

If the movers cannot park close to your door, they will have to carry your heavy belongings a significant distance to get to the moving truck.

Some companies charge extra for this, so it’s important to mention it when you ask for the initial quote if this applies to you.

Additional Services

Estimates often change because people change their minds about what services they want to use.

For instance, let’s say you initially thought you would have enough time to pack on your own, but as your moving date got closer and closer, you realized that you would need help.

If you ask the moving company to help you pack your items in addition to moving them, you should expect additional fees. Be sure that you ask what the cost for each service is before adding it onto your bill.

Flight Charge

Do the movers have to carry your belongings down the stairs in order to get out of your home?

If so, you may want to ask your mover whether there are additional fees associated with this service.

Some moving companies have flight charges that are added onto customers’ bills in the event that movers have to travel down more than one flight of stairs.

Now that you know what factors may affect your moving estimate, it’s time to start planning your move! If you’re not sure where to start, the professionals at Eden’s Moving Company can help. Contact Eden’s Moving Company to discuss local and long distance moving services. Call us today to learn more about our services and request a quote.