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How to Get an Estimate of Your Moving Costs

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movers carrying sofaMoving is a naturally time-consuming and costly endeavor. You could reduce the costs by doing the packing and the moving yourself. Otherwise, you could hire one of the long-distance moving and storage companies in your area to save a lot of time and effort.

If you’re still on the fence about how to go about your move, you have to get an accurate estimate of the timeline and costs so that you could make a more informed choice. Generally, moving costs depend on these factors:

Overall Shipment Weight

More effort and fuel would be needed for transporting heavy shipments. A basic equation would be: plenty of items to move = lots of space needed = more and bigger moving trucks = more fuel required.

The Distance of the Move

You would need more gas if you’re moving long distance. You’d also need to factor in toll fees and more costly insurance for the vehicles. Your final moving costs might increase depending on the distance that movers would need to travel to transport your things.

The Number of Professional Movers

Hiring more professional movers would naturally increase your costs, but would likewise make your move—including loading, transport, and unloading—faster and easier.

Extra Services

Special requirements for packing and handling, as well as related expected and unexpected obstacles, would require more time and effort to complete the move, which in turn could lead to higher costs.

Aside from these factors, others could come into play when establishing how much your move would cost you. These typically include whether you’re moving during a national holiday or peak season, end of the month or during a weekend, your insurance policy, consolidation requirements, and storage requirements among others.