When preparing for a move, there are a variety of things you need to have in mind like how you’re getting all your belongings to your new home, how you’re getting yourself there, what to do with what you may leave behind, et cetera but arguably the most important is the cost of a move – you can’t get to your end destination if you run out of funds! When attempting to calculate the cost of a move there are four main things to keep in mind: what belongings you’re taking with you, the dimensions of boxes or other larger items that will need to be shipped, the weight of these items, and how far they’ll be going. With these things in mind, you’re able to better determine the cost of a move and avoid surprise costs and fees from making the process even more frustrating.
- Take inventory of all your home goods. Many people will be surprised with just how much stuff they own and can underestimate the number of boxes and moving trucks, or the number of moving trucks, they’ll need to effectively uproot their life. To avoid last-minute trucks rentals because you underestimated how much stuff you have that adds to the cost of a move, take inventory of what you have, what you’re bringing with you, and what you need to get rid of between now and then.
- Understand the dimensions of boxes and oversized items you are shipping. Now that you know what you have it’s important to understand how much space it’ll take up. Again, this is to avoid the need to scramble for storage space or a moving truck at the last minute.
- Take into consideration the weight of the items you’re transporting. Your personal vehicle, moving trucks, planes, and other forms of transportation all have weight limits so while you may still have room in them for more of your belongings, the addition of more items could exceed the weight limit. Keep this in mind, especially with your larger pieces of furniture, and you can better calculate the cost of a move.
- How far will your belongings be transported? While it’s easy to figure out the distance in miles between your current and future homes, you also need to consider how accessible your end destination is and what traffic you may encounter. This will inform how long you’ll need to reserve/rent moving trucks and other forms of transportation for, giving you a better idea of the cost of a move.
We realize keeping all this in mind can be challenging and calculate the cost of a move could seem like an added hassle on top of an already stressful situation and that’s why Golden North Van Lines offers this Cube Sheet to help you better calculate the cost of your move. The spreadsheet will help document everything we’ve covered and the more accurate you are, the more accurate our estimate will be. Once completed, send it over to us and we can provide you with an estimate.
Commercial and Residential Movers To and From Alaska
Golden North Van lines has been helping with both commercial and residential moves to and from Alaska for years and offer unmatched service for over 40 years. We have the experience and expertise to take the stress and hassle out of whatever move you have planned so give us a call at 1-(800)-478-4685 today!