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Cheat sheet – Tips on calculating the costs involved in relocation

If you are on a move and suddenly wonder what actually does it take for the movers to calculate the cost of the move, then you have reached the right place. After all moving is not an easy task but when you hire movers and packers Dubai to Abu Dhabi, the task surely becomes easier. Here is a guide to how they calculate the cost for the move:

  • Hour Vs load charges

There are basically two main types where the charges are divided. Either a mover will charge you based on the distance of the location to the other or they will weigh up your belongings and see what it would cost per pound. Sometimes if they are charging for the distance, they wouldn’t care about the load but the distance would matter while other times it would be vice versa.

  • Number of labour

It highly depends on the amount of belongings you have to move because when there are too many boxes and a lot of furniture to be taken care of, then we believe there would be more hands on deck required. Sometimes the number of labour is also charged because the more people it takes to transfer, the more labour would be charged. So be prepared for the increased number of labours if that’s the case.

  • Cost of the transportation

As mentioned above, the distance counts and even if not, there is still the transportation truck which your movers will provide and the gas which it will cost in the long distance. The truck size also varies which means you will have to consider the size of your items too. Ask your moving company if you can choose the truck size so that you have the budgeted furniture to put in.

  • Fragile items

If there are any fragile or important items involved in the move then we believe you will be asked to pay extra for its extra care. When there are stairs or any such twisted alleys involved, the task could get even complicated or trickier with it.

  • Hidden costs

Usually, not a lot of moving companies have this but it is always a good idea to take care of it beforehand. Any last minute changes in the inventory or delay in the time could cost you more. Don’t forget to include insurance too.

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