When you’ve purchased a home in Flower Mound, or any community in North Texas, there’s lots to do! Packing, making sure you’ve notified utility, cable, and other companies, putting in a change of address at the post office – the list goes on and on. The actual move can be stressful, particularly if you intend to hire a moving company and aren’t sure what could add to the costs. Our Flower Mound real estate professionals have some advice to help you avoid added fees and other costs while you’re moving to Flower Mound.
Do you have bulky or extremely heavy items that need to be moved? Many moving companies add on an additional fee for items that require special treatment or are super heavy, such as pool tables, hot tubs, or pianos.
How far will the movers have to carry or dolly your possessions between the moving truck and your new home’s entrance? Sometimes circumstances make it impossible for the movers to park close to the entrance. If they have to park a substantial distance away, they may charge more or even leave it to you to get your possessions inside your home, unloading the truck and leaving your belongings where they are. Be sure to find out what the company’s policy is in regards to a long carry!
Packing is another concern. While you may be able to pack a lot of your things yourself, and even move some of them in your vehicle such as clothes, plants, small lamps, and other items, it may not be possible for you to pack other items. Some require padding or wrapping for protection, others may need to be crated. Many moving companies provide packing/unpacking services and have the materials to properly pack your belongings. In most cases, this will result in additional costs but it’s probably worth it!
Having to climb stairs while handling heavy items, having circumstances change that result in your belongings having to be taken to a storage facility by the moving company – there are many unexpected issues that can crop up when you’re planning a move. The best solution is to talk with several moving companies and learn what services are included, and what services will result in additional fees.
At Team Nelson our Flower Mound real estate professionals take pride in the fact that we help clients in every aspect of buying or selling a home. We know how stressful purchasing a home and moving can be, but it can also be an exciting adventure! Let us help you with all of your real estate needs.