You are about to move and you don’t know what to expect in terms of pricing? What is cheap and what is expensive. What is normal for professional movers. Finding and hiring real professional movers is not an easy task. Most of the moving companies provide free moving quotes but what does the final amount tells us.
In most cases you are in one of the two main pricing categories – Local Movers or Interstate Movers:
Local Movers Cost
Local movers charge by the hour. The estimate you should receive by the moving company should be based on an hourly cost and estimated hours to complete the move. Sometimes movers have additional fees and you should ask in advance about them to make sure the estimate you get is as close as the final movers cost. Usually mover charge 1 hour as a travel fee (the time the movers get to your location and back from the destination) with the regular hourly rate. Most professional movers rates are from $85/hour to $95/hour depending on the date. Busy dates are more expensive (in the end of the month, especially in the Summer). These prices include 2 men and a truck. So a sample mini move of 3 hours will cost you approximately 3hours + 1 hour travel time = 4hours x $85 in the best case scenario comes to $340 total. Most movers will ask for a deposit when scheduling the move so they can reserve the date for you. Click here to have a free moving cost estimate by professional movers.
Interstate Movers Cost
How much does it cost to hire movers cross country?
The cost of the interstate moves, movers cross country and state to state moves are determined by the weight. Usually the moving company will determine your moving weight by asking for the complete furniture and boxes list on the phone (or by email) in order to prepare the moving quote for you. When providing your household items list try to be exactly accurate to have the closest possible moving estimate. Some movers charge light and bulky fees if you have too big items with relatively low weight. For example if you are moving from a 2 bedroom house (with a garage, basement, living room, kitchen, etc) in most cases your stuff will weigh about 5-6000 pounds. If you move it to about 1000 miles away it will cost you about $3500-$4000 for the complete move. If you receive a moving quote for a lot less than this amount, you are dealing with non professionals or they deliberately lower your costs just to book and you. If this is the case you should expect a raise once they have picked your stuff and before the delivery. Click here for a complete Interstate move estimate to know how much does it cost to hire movers cross country.
How much does it cost to hire movers
This question could have very different answers depending on your moving locations, type of move (local or interstate) and the moving company.