Consider levels of moving assistance when planning a relocation
Thursday, August 23, 2012
When relocating for work, it can be difficult to navigate the ins and outs of a full move. Movers provide a variety of services, from simply loading and unloading possessions to packing, shipping and unpacking an entire household.
Depending on what type of relocation housing a person is moving into, he or she might need a different level of service from the moving company. For example, those who are hiring a mover will need to choose between a self-service move and a full service move. A self-service move only includes the loading, shipping and unloading of the person's possessions, while a full service move includes packing and unpacking boxes, beds and other items.
Interstate moves, local moves, long-distance moves and international moves also command different levels of mover responsibility, and therefore, cost. When relocating, it's important to have a budget for a particular move already planned out, as it can be easy to overlook several aspects and financial obligations.
In addition to normal moving costs, those who hire movers will likely want to include a tip into their moving day budget. According to Moving.com, a $10 tip is appropriate for a half-day move, while $20 is more applicable to a full-day move. Long-distance and interstate moves are usually accompanied by a tip of $40 or more, per mover.
Moving.com also recommends that moving families purchase water or lunch for movers. Moving is hard physical labor, so replenishment is always appreciated.