Unlike cross country moves, local moving and packing services are charged by the hour. Charges are based on the number movers and time they spend to to move your household goods.
Cost of a Local Move
Many people choose renting a moving truck and doing everything themselves, because it's usually a cheaper option than hiring a full service movers. Here are some tips on renting moving trucks.
If you're planning to move and have a tight budget, one of the ways to save on your moving costs is to do it yourself. Most of the times a do-it-yourself move is definitely less expensive than hiring full-service movers or helpers. But don't underestimate how much work and how much money it entails.
Do It Yourself Moves
Usually the kitchen is the most time consuming room to pack, it is always more than you expect. It's better to have more boxes and packing supplies than you need so you don't run out when packing.
Packing Your Kitchen
Here is a definitive guide to dos and don'ts for the first time movers. Go through these comical tips and do the opposite.
Funny First Time Moving Dos and Don'ts