6 Hidden Cost from Local Moving Companies

Top 6 Hidden Cost from Moving Companies in the Phoenix ,AZ and how to Avoid Them

When hiring professional movers in Phoenix, AZ your probably expecting high rates or maybe even low rates, depending on what you’re moving. Depending the on moving company, you use or the moving service your request, you may end spending more money than you thought for your in-state move. If you have paid more with your past moves, here are a few things you need to know and ask the moving companies in Valley.

If you live in the West Valley, East Valley or Central Phoenix area there are many options when looking for your next residential move or commercial move. Some of the cheapest moving companies will try and squeeze you for extra cost for extra services. In fact, the reputable moving companies will be right up front with you about all their cost and will generally explain everything to you about fees.

  1. STAIR/ Elevator FEES: 
    Most of the reason you need a moving company is due to the fact that you have heavy items on the second or third floor and have no way to move them down or upstairs. Some moving companies take advantage of the need of service. They will charge extra for stairs; this is because their rates are usually cheaper than other reputable moving companies that have that include that into their rate. You should AVOID paying extra for stairs, make sure you ask the movers before scheduling your move. Some Buildings will require a (COI) insurance policy and will need to be added as additional insured. Cheaper moving companies may not carry this insurance.

  2. Weekend, After Hours or Short Notice Move:
    There are a lot of movers in Phoenix, AZ That will take advantage of charging more for weekend moves, or short notice moving service. You can’t always choose when you move, due to work schedule or move in date because of your closing date. In some cases, you may need A Moving Company in Phoenix on Short Notice, With Jones Moving & Storage our rates are the same 6-days a week and on short notice No Extra Charge.
    You may Avoid this by choosing a week day move.

  3. Disassembly & Reassembly of Furniture:
    With so much to do on moving day, the last thing you need to worry about is taking your beds, desk, cubicles apart or even unhooking your washer and dryer and Take down Tv’s.
    Moving companies will do it, but they may charge you for that service. They consider that an extra service. WE DON’T, Jones Moving & Storage think it’s part of moving service that should be provided by a moving company. 
    Note : Movers are not plumbers and take no responsible for internal parts ,hoses and fittings of your appliances.

  4. Packing Service, Shrink Wrap & Supplies:
    There are many moving companies that provide full-service moving, which includes packing. As you may expect, having professionals pack your belongings can be costly, otherwise the movers will charge extra for packing and materials. It’s a great service for people that are really busy or just don’t have the time to get the job done. Or even don’t know how to pack correctly. If you’re on a Budget and have time you could easily do your own packing. We can provide you with packing tips as well and give you helpful tips to save money on your packing needs.
    Shrink wrap is a misconception for protecting your furniture. Shrink wrap only protecting your furniture from getting dirty, so if you’re going to public storage it’s a good idea to shrink your items. Some movers will shrink wrap your furniture and then charge your extra.
    The Best Movers in the valley will pad your furniture, that will really protect your furniture and place a rubber to hold the pad in place.

  5. Insurance
    Most reputable moving companies will have some form of insurance to protect your belongings should they get damaged. However, the basic coverage will only pay out .60 per pound per article. That mean if you have any priceless items in your move, your literally only getting cents to replace a highly valuable item. Rest assured that if you have an Expert Moving Company with Experienced movers the damage rate is slim to none. At Jones Moving our damage rate is exactly that slim to none.
    There is an extra option for your concerns on your priceless items, but it does cost extra. The third-party insurance is http://movinginsurance.com

  6. Deposit:
    There are several moving companies that require a deposit to hold your moving date for your local move or long-distance move.
    We at Jones Moving & Storage Don’t wish to hold your hard-earned money for a local move. In some occasion we will take a deposit for a long-distance move , due to the high demand of out if state moves.
    Check with your movers or Keep your money in your pocket and hire Jones Moving for your next move.


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Candice Jones

I’ve been gathering information over the past 35yrs in the moving industry, With the ins & outs, Pros & Cons on choosing the right moving company . This Information is my option based on the knowledge I have gathered. I hope this will help you with a smooth transition with your moving journey.