If you are going to move to a new home, it is very important to start planning in advance in order to make the move as stress-free as possible. One of the most important things that you will have to do to prepare is to start costing your move so that you can budget for it.
Understanding the costs that go into a local move can also help you see if the mover is dealing with you fairly. This article will consider only the costs of a local move, which is defined differently from state to state although in general, it is a move that is only within the state or within a certain distance from the home of origin.
Basic moving costs are charged by the hour and by the number of movers, which is further broken down into the quarter hour. Moving time is computed by the size of the residence, the contents of the residence and if the movers are required to just move the contents or also have to pack them up. To illustrate, if the moving charge is $80 per hour for two movers and a truck, the cost of moving a studio apartment which takes around two to four hours to complete and requires two movers will cost around $160 to $240.
The cost of moving should include loading and transport of all your possessions as well as unloading when you get to the new residence, with the exception of very fragile or heavy pieces, which will need to be packed separately using different methods.There are also additional costs that you have to consider, which include:
Make sure to compare at least three movers so that you can get a general idea of how much your move will cost and also compare their fees and services.Written by Margarita Hakobyan