How Much Does a Moving Company Cost You?

How Much Does a Moving Company Cost You?

If you’re among those who move, then you already know how unpleasant moving can be. Without exaggerating, packing up all of your belongings, traveling to your new house, and getting established in a new location can be very stressful. Hiring the right moving service makes moving a lot easier, but it can add a new stress to the process. Interested in how much a moving company costs? If so, this particular article is here for you. It’s common knowledge that if a professional moving company is involved, it won’t be cheap, but hiring movers is one of the most effective ways to relocate successfully. Local or interstate moves make a difference too.

  • Local move
    a local move is a move within the same state. According to the American Moving and Storage Association, the average cost is $2,300 for four movers at $200 per hour. The price may differ from state to state. Depending on the state, some local moving companies may offer their customers various moving conditions.
  • Interstate move
    an interstate move is a long distance move from one state to another. According to the American Moving and Storage Association, the average cost is $4,300. It includes packing and other services that might be required. In contrast to a local move, the price of an interstate move is based on the weight of the shipment, distance, labor costs, packing services and insurance.

The amount of money you may expect to spend on moving depends on a variety of factors. What may affect the cost, include:

  • Your current location and the distance of your move.
  • Number of movers.
  • Required services (for ex. disassembling and reassembling furniture).
  • Moving supplies (don’t forget about the moving supplies you’ll need to buy yourself. Make sure you add cardboard boxes, plastic bins, bubble wrap/packing paper and any other to your check list).
  • Moving day (your moving day may affect the price of your move dramatically. Try to avoid morning hours, weekends. Mid-month term is the most favorable. Peak moving time frame is from late spring to the end of summer).
  • Travel fees (these fees include labor costs for moving distance, also cover fuel costs).
  • Liability and valuation coverage (your insurance and protection. You will receive basic protection for your household goods the minute you sign your moving contract. Discuss other reasonable variants of protection with your mover, including purchasing a genuine moving insurance with their help. Otherwise, you can contact a third party insurance company and arrange a proper insurance for your possessions).
  • Hiring a moving truck (renting a moving truck and loading it yourself can save your money).
  • Family and friends participation (don’t be shy to ask!)

Moving is not that pleasant, but it can be done professionally and without difficulties when you hire a moving company. Think about the size of your move and all the other details in order to decide whether you will hire a professional. Money and time constraints are key factors, but, if you haven’t moved before, think about what’s more important to save – your money or your health?

Chris Jonas
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