Whether you are getting organized to move whether it is to another state or just to a city in your state the main question you are probably asking yourself before you start planning is what would the average costs for your moving be. This guide will direct you into how to estimate your costs for moving a house to a new location with suggestion on what you might have to pay in a number of different cases – I have tried to sum up the most important basic costs here.
Costs for Moving Truck
The approximate costs for moving truck are estimated by taking the truck rental price – it usually varies between $0.90 and $1.60/mile and the price for gas which is about $0.90/mile. In this way you can make your own calculation if you want to hire a truck for your moving. But then have in mind that you need to add up loading. If you want to save some money and you are sure you can find helpers, ask around your neighbors or friends if they can come on moving day to your home for the loading of the truck.
Another option is to hire experts to do that for you. The approximate costs for moving your belongings may also include hiring three people for the loading and unloading of the moving truck or container for the cost of about $90 to $100/hour but again the price depends on the company you choose to go for. This is why sending a few quotes to movers in your state near you is so important.
Cost for Moving Portable Storage Containers
Hiring on-demand storage for moving to another city will give you lower approximate costs for moving compared to leaving the state and moving to a large distance. It is difficult to give an exact cost especially since you may have two or three different sizes of moving containers but you can ask a moving company how much would you have to pay by filling in a request for a moving cost estimation. On one hand, if your move is small, you might find it a deal to hire a portable on-demand storage container and do the packing and loading yourself. On the other hand, especially if you are moving at a larger distance, hiring a moving company may be cheaper.
Cost for Moving Furniture
Moving furniture is estimated by including a few criteria which form the approximate costs for moving. These factors are distance, weight, difficulty when carrying and packing – if you request it. The approximate costs for packing could go up to a few hundred dollars depending on the items for packing and the time of work. Still, the costs for moving vary a lot so contact a few companies to find out what would you have to pay depending on your furniture, the city you are moving to and all the other minor details of your move like availability of elevator, for example.
Approximate Costs for Moving Company
Hiring a moving company could be a cheap option – you can use experts to do your move and pay an approximate moving cost based on your budget. Of course, be careful if the price that movers give you seems very low – you might have met scammers in this case so beware. Make sure that the company you choose for your moving is a licensed one and reliable so request a quote and see what moving companies will give you as approximate costs for moving, and then take your final decision. It is not possible to point out cost for a moving company since they have different prices and taxes.
Approximate Costs for Moving Pianos
It is very important to hire movers to move your piano. You should do this basically because you most probably do not have the skill, ability and proper equipment to do it yourself. You may need to move it out through your door and staircase and you might also have to dismantle it in advance. The approximate costs for moving a piano start from about $100 – $200 for small pianos moved on little distance and go up a lot depending on the type of your piano – size, make, difficulties during carrying like having to go up and down the stairs, for example, and distance. This is why you should request information from a moving company to tell you exactly how much would moving a piano cost particularly in your case.
Costs for Moving Cars
The approximate costs for moving cars varies at around $1, 200 to $4,400 depending on the distance of shipping, the type of your vehicle and the type of transportation you decide to use.
These are the approximate costs for moving out of home based on some real case scenarios. What do you think? If you want to know more on how to calculate your moving costs approximately you can ask in the comment section below or contact moving experts directly.
Posted on Mar 29, 2012; Last updated: Sep 25, 2015