Are you planning a move? It might be a good idea to hire a moving company to help you.

No one likes moving. Thinking about all of the sorting, packing, lifting, and moving is enough to make you insane before you even start doing it. If you really want to take the burden out of moving, then you’ll hire a professional moving company.

But, how much will it cost to hire movers?

In this post, we’re going to examine that question with a quick guide. Many people avoid hiring movers because they think it’ll cost too much, but every move is a bit different, so keep reading and figure out how much your movers will cost you.

What Are You Moving?

In short, the average cost of a moving company is in the neighborhood of $14-1500. Realistically, this doesn’t tell you much because there are so many factors that movers take into account when estimating the cost of a move.

One is the amount of stuff you’re having moved. If you’re moving the contents of a one-bedroom apartment, it’s going to be much cheaper than a two-bedroom apartment or a single-family home. 

Where Are You Moving?

The other major thing that affects a professional moving company quote is how far away you’re moving. This affects the amount of gas they’ll use and the amount of time their moving team will be tied up for. Local moves are much cheaper than long-distance moves.

Considering the what and the where you can get a clearer picture of what the total cost might be. For instance, the average cost of a local one-bedroom apartment move is around $500. A long-distance move of the same type might cost well over $1,000, but it depends on how far away you’re going.

Any Special Service Requests?

What we’ve discussed thus far gives you the base price for your move, but you can make special service requests that might make your move more convenient. One popular request is pack and unpack movers, who come to your apartment beforehand to pack everything up for you, then unpack it again on arrival, leaving you with little else to do.

You may also get charged extra for moving bulkier items, like pool tables, pianos, or hot tubs. If you’re moving into an older apartment, you could get charged with “stair carry fees”, as it’s more physically taxing for the mover.

All of these things should be ironed out in your quote when you’re having initial talks with your moving services. The last thing you want is to be blindsided with extra fees, so disclose any information you have about your current and new home so that you get an accurate estimate of what you’ll be paying.

It’s a No Brainer to Hire a Moving Company

If you can afford it, it really is a no-brainer to hire a moving company. Being able to let trained professionals do all of the heavy lifting for you (literally) makes moving less of a nuisance and much more exciting. Find a mover near you and get an estimate today.

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