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What to Expect in Your Moving Estimate

From the Experts: What to Expect in Your Moving and Storage Estimate in Fort Lauderdale, FL & Surrounding Areas

If you are getting ready to begin planning for a move, here are our movers’ advice on what to expect when you receive your moving estimate. You will want to make sure your estimate accurately reflects and includes all the moving and storage services you may require.

During a moving estimate, be sure to include everything in the moving company’s estimations. If you are moving to a new home, don’t forget the items in your shed, attic, or in storage.


Professional moving companies provide a number of services from partial or full-service moves. A full-service move will have the movers pack your belongings for you. While this service may cost more than packing yourself, it will save you time and will help you avoid the risk of damaging your belongings because they were packed incorrectly. Other moving and storage services can include floor planners, designers, logistics planners, disassembly/assembly of furniture, and more.


Alongside the services listed above, there are several costs accrued by how large a move is and what resources are required to complete it. Costs are influenced by how many items you have to move, the weight of your belongings, how many movers, drivers, trucks, and what equipment will be needed to complete your move. All these services run on billable time as well to pay for the movers and services provided. An optional and additional cost is ordering protection for your valuable items for the chance they are lost or damaged during the transit.

Long distance moves have estimates that are usually binding because of the large amount of resources and people involved. In comparison, local moves of shorter distances are usually not binding because they require less.

When planning for your next move, be sure to include every detail while you are discussing your move during an estimate with a moving company. With these pointers, you will have a better idea as to what goes into a move’s costs and what affects them.

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