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
Many people think if the mover's insurance does not cover damages during the move, then their homeowner’s insurance will cover the damages to property and other losses. However, this is not always the case.
Does Renters Insurance Cover Moving?
You should always protect your belongings when moving. But at the same time you need to protect your property. Moving appliances and large furniture can cause damages to wood floors, carpet and walls.
How to Protect Carpets, Floors and Walls
Remember - the busiest season for moving companies is during the summer months, but the cheapest time to move is during the winter.
Cheapest Time To Move
Moving yourself is the most cost effective way to move. The following post includes information on how to estimate the price of DIY move.
The Cost of Moving Yourself