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Unexpected Costs of Long-Distance Moving

Like a move of any size, a long-distance move requires preparation and organization in advance to ensure an efficient moving experience. Preparation includes researching the costs associated with a long-distance move and becoming aware of how the moving process operates. Deciding to hire a professional moving company for your long-distance move will allow you to relax in knowing that the entire process will be handled with care and efficiency. There are certain costs associated with a long-distance move that may be unexpected if you don’t perform your research, and the Melbourne movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage are here to share with you these costs to avoid any surprises when you receive the final bill.


The moving cost of a long-distance move is calculated by the weight and distance traveled, however there are other costs that you should become aware of before hiring professional movers. There will be additional charges for certain items that are very large in weight such as pianos, lawn mowers, or pool tables. There can also be a transportation surcharge for certain areas that have higher labor rates. In order to avoid these costs adding up, our Melbourne movers suggest that you go through all your items and get rid of ones that you simply don’t need anymore so you can ensure less weight on the moving truck. Once the movers arrive at your new home, there can be additional charges for the distance from the truck to the home as well as if there are stairs involved. Every long-distance move is different and preparing in advance will help alleviate the unknown.


Performing research on the costs associated with moving from the professionals includes getting more than one quote and asking the right questions to find out exactly what the costs are. Have a moving consultant break down each cost in your moving contract and get a full explanation on what they mean. Depending on how far your long-distance move is, there may be fuel charges added on your bill. There will also be storage costs added if you require a unit at any point during the moving process. A full-service moving company will most likely offer packing services to go with the transportation services and if this is the case for you, then you can expect charges for packing as well.


By preparing in advance, you can avoid surprises at the end of the process. You should always have the moving consultants break down each cost with you. We understand that this process can be very expensive and if you plan ahead, you will find ways to save so you don’t break the bank. The moving experts from All My Sons Moving & Storage can help you move across states and ensure a smooth experience. For more information on our long-distance moving services, contact our Melbourne movers today. We can ensure the best moving experience possible!