When Hiring Movers in Dubai, Be Aware of These 8 Hidden Moving Costs, Fees, and ChargesE. Ali
Using the services of a professional moving company in Dubai will be an expensive investment that you should be prepared to make from your savings.
Yes, moving to a new residence isn’t cheap in any way, and your budget will almost certainly take a hit as a result of all of the associated costs.
To make things more complicated financially than they need to be, there are a slew of hidden costs of travelling, whether long-distance or locally, that you should consider in order to manage your budget as effectively as possible.
So, what are the hidden costs of relocating?
Find the top ten hidden costs of proceeding – costs, fees, and penalties when hiring a moving company for the first time.
Being prepared for what is to come is critical, especially when money is involved.
1. Fee for furniture disassembly
When it comes to hidden costs when traveling, you may not realize that your decision to bring a number of your furniture pieces with you will incur additional costs because these furniture items will need to be safely disassembled to be protected for your trip and also to be transported and loaded to the moving truck much more easily.
If you’ve decided to move some of your larger furniture pieces in your home – after careful consideration, of course – you should be prepared to pay professional furniture movers extra to have your mattress, dresser, wardrobe, desk, or couch disassembled for safe transport. Appropriate furniture disassembly takes time and effort, so don’t be surprised if your moving company charges you extra for this extra transferring service.
To avoid the frequently unexpected cost of proceeding, you could either choose not to move some of your large furniture or ask trusted friends to assist you with all of the furniture disassemblies.
2. Fee for handling large items
You may believe you have everything under control from a financial standpoint… until your moving company charges you an extra fee for handling bulky items. Large furniture, large and heavy household appliances, a pool table, a spa, and a heavy metal safe all qualify for that extra fee you won’t be happy to pay in the long run.
- One of the most common bulky items that professional movers are asked to relocate is a piano. As a result, if you own a piano and have decided to transport it, you simply need to be prepared to pay for the transportation costs.
- Typically, your piano dealer will provide you with a piano price quote that includes all piano moving costs. To be on the safe side, speak with your movers ahead of time and inquire whether they will charge you extra money for transferring bulky items within your home.
3. Cost of packing supplies
When it comes to packing your home for a move, you are aware that you essentially have two excellent options: 1) pack your items without specialist assistance, most frequently with the assistance of your wonderful friends (and 2) hire specialist packers to do the job for you.
The thought of having to pay professionals to do something you should be able to do yourself will most likely entice you to choose Option 1, leaving you with the impression that you will save money in the long run.
Packing on your own can save money, but don’t forget to factor in the hidden costs of packaging materials in your budget.
According to statistics, the average number of boxes needed to pack up a home is 60. You should be able to get a few of those boxes for free, but you’ll most likely have to buy all of the packaging materials.
Remember that the cost of packing supplies is usually included in the cost of the packaging services provided by top-rated full-service moving companies.
4. Long carry fee
Everyone understands that moving is an expensive endeavor, but things can quickly spiral out of control, especially if the moving company truck is unable to park directly in front of your home or apartment building. An additional moving expense you may be unaware of is the extended haul charge, which is typically around AED; 100 for a distance of 75 feet in the moving truck to the house entry.
Consider that the inability of the moving car to park near your house will force the professionals to transport your family’s belongings some distance away, requiring more time, energy, and effort on your transfer. That surcharge is frequently applied in large cities where parking is a constant battle.
A great way to keep your moving company from charging you extra moving fees is to reserve a parking space for your moving truck on the day of the transfer. If necessary, obtain a special parking permit from the city so that the moving automobile can stop as close to your home as possible.
5. Fee for canceling a move
Obtaining a deposit to reserve a specific moving company is one of the most common moving expenses. Most moving companies require deposits from their customers as a two-way guarantee that the home move will begin and be completed on time.
However, life is unpredictable, and you may need to change the master program before Transferring Day. To put it another way, you may be forced to cancel the reserved movement for one reason or another, and if this is the case, you will almost certainly be charged a transfer resale fee for breaking the first arrangements.
Broadly, if you cancel the transfer with over a week remaining before the move-out day, then you need ton’s owe a cancellation fee. But in case you need to cancel your reserved movement in under 5 times, your moving company might charge you about AED; 300 or maintain the transferring deposit.
Move cancellation policies differ from mover to mover, therefore it is important to become knowledgeable about the cancellation policy of your moving business.
6. Storage fee
When making a record of moving expenses, don’t forget to include the often-overlooked moving cost of paying for a storage fee in case your new home isn’t ready for your belongings and you’ll need to place them in temporary storage at a secure location.
In the event of a new house renovation, repair services, or other issues (for example, paperwork issues), you may need to request delayed delivery of this shipment from your moving company. The full-service mover you hired will not mind storing your belongings in their facility until you’re ready to have them delivered to your address for an additional fee.
Make sure you discuss this issue with your moving company ahead of time to ensure that 1) they can provide you with an excellent storage option and 2) you understand how much you’ll be charged for that extra service. And, needless to say, the best way to cut that extra cost is to 1) make the storage interval as brief as possible (if at all possible), 2) store fewer things after you’ve sorted out your possessions, and 2) get rid of the things you don’t need, don’t want, and won’t use later on.
7. Express delivery charge
In contrast to the late delivery fee, if you want your household items delivered faster than the standard shipping program of your moving company, you should expect to pay more money in the form of a state shipping cost.
The cost of state delivery is one of the hidden costs of long-distance moving. It is hidden because you may not be aware that nearly all cross-country moving companies will combine (combine) several shipments into a moving truck if there is enough space for all of them. The primary reason for consolidated shipments is obvious: moving companies strive to reduce transportation costs as much as possible.
Discuss the shipping window of your items to the new home or flat with your moving company early in your preparation and assess the need for expedited delivery. Paying extra for the exclusive use of the moving truck may not be necessary after all, so don’t invest more money than necessary in your home move.
8. Elevator charge
If you are moving from or to a full-scale flat, there is another moving company charge you may not be aware of: the lift fee, making it more difficult for your budget to keep up with the rising house moving prices.
When there is an elevator in a high-rise building, but it is out of sequence on your move-out afternoon, or your move-in day, your movers will most likely be forced to carry heavy household products, such as packed-up boxes, down or up the staircase, which will mean significantly more effort and time spent on your own transfer.
As a result of the inconvenience, you will almost certainly be charged an elevator fee, which is usually around AED300 – 600 but may be more depending on the mover. If the apartment building does not have an elevator in the first place, you should expect to pay more.
To avoid paying the additional hidden cost of going, contact your building supervisor and schedule the building lift for the Moving day.