Shifting will be tedious and can be heavy on your pocket too. The relocation itself will be very tiring as you need to pack all your goods ensuring they are safe and reach the destination in one piece! A proper plan for shifting is quite important to ensure only the required goods are shifted to the new place. Segregation of goods that are a must require and the goods that are not required to be donated or sold is the first step of planning as the number of goods to be transported defines the cost of transportation. One might also think to avoid packers and movers and plan to shift on own to save money, note, it will be quite difficult to manage on own. The budget expenses until the complete shifting (rental charges of the vehicle, fuel, packaging, labor cost to load and unload and traveling cost) will be similar to hiring a packer and mover.
A packer and mover will take complete responsibility for the transportation of goods with safety and security. You have to be selective for a genuine packer and mover that offers quality services at affordable prices. There will be hidden charges that will not be disclosed at the time of finalization. Often packers and movers add the cost of labor, packaging material as extra after completion of the services. So it is quite important to analyze and read the quotation carefully. One will request for multiple quotations before finalizing on one. Analyze the variations in the quotation and discuss it with the agents to get clarity. Several factors are to be considered while finalizing your relocation partner. Also when the representative is at your place, make written documentation about the goods to be transported with the specifications to get a more accurate quotation. The cost distribution in the quotation will depend upon the following
- The fees of Packers and Movers
- Cost of insurance
- Charges to store the goods in warehouse whenever required
- Any additional packaging charges
- Charges for packing of goods
- Loading and unloading of goods
- Rearrangement of goods at the destination
- Additional charges, if any
If the packers and movers miss any of the above mentioned discuss with them as it can be added as a hidden charge at the time of settlement.