So you've hired a local company at an hourly rate, but don't know how to keep the final costs down. Generally, helpers and movers charge by the hour. The main factor is to be as prepared as possible before your contracted crew arrives.
Tips for Moving at an Hourly Rate
Helpful moving and packing tips to make your move much easier. Information to help you in packing your household items.
Moving and Packing Tips
Before you rent a moving truck, calculate the weight of your belongings or how many rooms you have to move. For a general idea of what size of truck you will need, you may use the guide most truck rental companies use.
How to Choose a Right Size Truck
Besides hiring a full service moving company and helpers there are two other options: PODS units and moving trucks. Here are a few tips that will help you make a decision between moving containers and moving trucks.
PODS Units and Rental Trucks
Some moving companies may offer a flat rate for their packing and moving services. But in general, the total amount of local moves is calculated based on the number of movers and hours worked.
Cost of a Local Move
If you plan using a trailer for your move, it is important to properly balance the load for safe driving. Follow this step by step guide to load your trailer.
How to Load a Trailer