MOVERS NEAR ME PRICES

Local moving companies charge by the hour with rates ranging from $100 to $200 per hour depending on the number of crew members needed to do the job, the truck, the location, and the date.  Long distance moving prices depend on the total weight (per pound) or volume of your household goods. The cost of moving a house can range from $900 up to tens of thousands depending on the size and distance of the move and any additional services needed. Movers Near Me prices are on the lower end of that spectrum.  This is absolutely not due to the quality of the move but the fact that we are a private moving company. Any moving company associated with a van line or affiliate program like a franchise will have fees that are about 25-35% higher due to fees they will have to pay their “parent company.” Therefore, if you are looking for the best value in moving – Movers Near Me is a no-brainer!

Average Movers Near Me Prices

Average prices to hire Movers Near Me for a local in-town move:

studio $375-$750

1 bedroom $445-$845

2 bedroom $510-$745

3 bedroom $545-$1029

4 bedroom $645-$1210

5 bedroom or more vary and can cost over $2000 due to needing multiple trucks or trips.

A small one-bedroom will typically weigh around 2,000 lbs and cost anywhere from $400 for a few hundred miles to .

Other fees like shuttle trucks, specialty packing, bulky items (piano), and more can add significant amounts to a moving quote.

Average prices to hire Movers Near Me for a long distance move:

Movers Near Me prices for a long distance move vary from $900-$10000+. You really will need to get a moving estimate and fill it our properly to get an idea of Movers Near Me long distance moving prices

Check out our list of the best long distance moving companies to get quotes from different moving services.

Estimating the cost of moving to a new home involves a lot of variables. Here are some major move cost factors…

  • Move size – larger moves are more expensive
  • Distance – the longer the distance the more the move will cost
  • Time of year –because it’s peak season
  • Moving date – moving prices tend to be more affordable middle of the week and middle of the month
  • Specialty items – piano, pool tables, hot tubs, motorcycles, safes, etc. are expensive to move
  • Additional costs – packing supplies, long carry charges, full packing, unpacking, shuttle truck fees, travel fees

 

movers near me prices

Movers Near Me Prices

Do movers charge by weight or volume?

Moving companies can charge by weight or volume but as a general rule of thumb if you haven’t worked with the mover before then it’s best to avoid cubic footage estimates. We recommend weight-based, binding estimates because they can be verified by the Department of Transportation. For more info, we’ve also written a full article on

How do I get the best deal on movers?

The best way to ensure you’re getting a good price on your move is to get at least 3-4 estimates from reputable moving companies. Similar to airlines, moving company pricing can vary drastically from company to company and prices are always changing.

In order to compare estimates fairly, you’ll also want to make sure every company lists the same details. The item list, weight, volume, packing requirements, and any other details should be listed on every quote so you can be sure you’re making an apples-to-apples comparison.

What is the cheapest moving company?

Moving companies are expensive. If budget is your primary concern then you’ll want to consider some alternative options to full-service movers. Luckily, we have an article that lists a ton of To give you a few ideas:

  • Rental trucks
  • Shipment marketplaces
  • Ship by bus or train
  • Tow behind trailer

More information on cheap movers near me.

Will a moving company move one piece of furniture?

If you’re trying to ship a single piece of furniture like a couch or mattress moving companies will not be your best option. Most moving companies have weight minimums and won’t be interested in shipments this small. Fedex or a UPS is better for this

When Hiring Movers Is Cheaper Than A DIY Move

Consumers assume if they do all the heavy lifting and driving you can usually save yourself a good chunk of change on the total cost of the move. You’ll also have more control over the moving process which some people prefer. However, the costs are usually about the same but the major factor is with regards to liability.  Nobody but you will be responsible for damages relating to your move which could cost a pretty penny if you have any furniture of value ( anything nicer than pressboard).

Portable Storage Costs

Moving containers are like a portable storage unit that can be delivered to your house, loaded, and then shipped or stored local or long distance. This “DIY move” option does not include the labor or any packing services. Although, you can hire local movers to help with the loading as an additional service. The average total cost to move within 50 miles with a portable moving container is typically around $700 to $1200 for one container. For local moves, most companies charge a fee every time you move the container. The typical move involves 3 container charges: a drop-off fee, a transfer fee, and a pick-up fee. If you plan on moving the container more than 3 times, costs can add up quickly.

For interstate moves, average moving container prices can range from $2000 to $6500+ depending on the distance and size of the move. . Last minute containers for things that didn’t fit are super expensive so if you have a larger move this is definitely not a less expensive moving option.

Moving Truck Rental Costs

The average price for a local moving truck rental can range anywhere from $70 to $3000 Depending on the size of the truck and the duration of the rental. For instance, typically charges $20-$60 per day as their base rate to rent a truck. The average price for a one way moving truck rental can range from $200-$300 if you’re moving a few hundred miles to $2,000 – $4,000+ if you’re moving cross-country. Long distance move truck rental rates are based on the distance between locations and size of rental truck you need. Rates typically include a set number of allowable miles and days. Another, major cost you’ll want to calculate ahead of time is fuel. Moving rental trucks typically get on average 5-10 miles per gallon depending on the size of the truck and whether it’s full or empty with home goods. For example, a fully loaded 26-foot rental truck is likely to get no more than 7 or 8 miles per gallon, while an empty 10-foot truck will get closer to 10 to 12 MPG. Fuel costs can easily add up to hundreds of dollars.

For a detailed explanation of all costs associated with moving please read “How Much Do Movers Near Me Cost” – this outlines, in very specific particulars – the prices associated with moving.

Hiring a Moving Company Costs

You will see the average moving costs when hiring a mover are much less expensive and save time – picking up the truck and dropping it off, fueling it up etc.  Also purchasing materials and the additional time spent moving – it really does not make sense for you do move yourself!

Average MOVING COSTS
Studio (217cf) $509
Studio Alcove (275cf) $564
1 Bedroom, Small (353cf) $630
1 Bedroom, Large (473cf) $655
2 Bedroom (708cf) $735
3 Bedroom (1106cf) $1120
4 Bedroom (1517cf) $1,350

( BASED ON JUNE 2020)