For many individuals, moving is an experience that one rarely looks forward to. And when you’re moving in Washington, D.C., you’ll experience certain obstacles that you normally wouldn’t in other cities that are similar in size. Although moving in the nation’s capital can be challenging, Three Men and A Truck are available to help alleviate your stress by providing the services you need to make this a hassle-free experience. Just remember, whenever you’re moving, being prepared is 80% of the battle. And the rest we can handle with ease.
How much does it cost to move in Washington, D.C.?
If you’ve been living in D.C. for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with the high cost of housing and living, the stress level, and the terrible traffic. So, hats off to you for hanging in there. Despite the fact that you’ve succeeded at coping with these issues, moving in this city can test a person’s patience as well as their ability to stay calm and level headed.
When it comes to moving in this city, our Three Men and A Truck representative will take the following factors into consideration when preparing your estimate:
- Distance of the move – naturally, a local move is going to be much cheaper than moving to another city or state or across the country.
- Nature, number, and total weight of items being moved – obviously, it will cost significantly more to move a 4-bedroom home than a studio apartment.
- Labor costs – the larger the home, the more movers will be needed. For instance, you’ll need a minimum of 4 movers if you have a 3 or 4-bedroom home whereas 2 movers would be sufficient to move you from a studio or 1-bedroom apartment.
- Total time involved – 2 movers can load and unload a studio or 1-bedroom apartment in roughly 3 to 4 hours. On the other hand, it would take 4 movers 7-10 hours to load and unload a 4-bedroom home. Keep in mind this is just the time it would take for loading and unloading. You would have to factor in additional time if the Three Men and A Truck crew also helps with the packing and unpacking.
In addition to these factors, there are other factors that will impact the cost of your move in Washington, D.C. as well, including:
- 3rd party insurance
- cost of fuel
- disassembling and re-assembling furniture
- liability and valuation coverage
- moving supplies
- packing and unpacking services
- storage (if needed)
- time of the year
What should I do to prepare for my move?
As we mentioned above, preparation is 80% of the battle, whether you’re moving within the D.C. limits or outside of them. Just keep in mind that moving day will creep up really quickly and you don’t want to forget any of your essential items. Here are 5 helpful suggestions that will enable you to successfully plan and prepare for your pending move:
- Get an early start – even if you’re just moving a block or two down the street, moving takes lots of effort and the time will escape you if you don’t get started early. Take it from us, this will alleviate a lot of stress.
- Get the supplies you need – make sure you have plenty of packing supplies. You can either purchase these from Home Depot or U-Haul or you can save money by hitting up the local grocery and liquor stores for boxes they’re discarding. Additionally, you will need bubble wrap and tape to protect the delicate items.
- Outline your moving plan – planning is a crucial component of preparation. Be as specific and detailed as you possibly can. Your plan should contain every element required to get you from your current home to your new home.
- Start preparing your new home – although your focus is on everything in your current home, don’t lose sight of the fact that you need to prep your new home as well. Get your utilities activated prior to moving and submit your change of address so you can start receiving mail there ASAP.
- Decide what to do about extra help – you need to decide on who you want helping with the move. You can enlist family members, friends, and fellow employees or, if your budget allows for it, hire professional help.
Our company has helped innumerable people relocate in and around Washington, D.C and we’d be happy to extend our services to you. We offer competitive pricing and trained crew to handle all aspects of your move.
For additional information about the cost of moving in Washington, D.C. or to have one of our moving specialists provide a FREE estimate, call Three Men and A Truck today. Our business representatives are available to assist with your requirements.