How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Moving Company?
Three Men and A Truck want you to understand that we know the impact moving can have on an individual or a family. For this reason, we keep our prices honest and fair. We will give you the best rates available for your move, and include a whole line of full-service moving options that meet your expectations.
Moving doesn’t have to drain your life savings. There are options available to fit every budget and every need. Don’t let what other companies charge you deter you from using your own local Three Men and A Truck for your moving needs.
How Are Costs Calculated?
Movers calculate costs based on many different factors. One of the most significant factors they look at is the amount of belongings versus the distance they need to be moved. Local moves are a lot cheaper than longer-distance moves.
Don’t pay for services that you don’t need. A lot of times, costs are factored in for services that you may not even utilize. Be direct when receiving your quote about what you want and do not want when having your things moved. If you do not know your options, make sure that you ask what services are available from the company.
Moving Within The Same City
In city moves are cheaper than cross country moves. Moving within the same city cuts down significantly on travel costs. The size of the home is going to be the most significant factor in the cost of your shorter distance moves.
Studio apartments are the cheapest to move, especially in town. Using two moving specialists and a moving truck, the process of loading, transporting, and unloading could be completed in under four hours. The average cost you can expect to pay up to $200. This does not include extra services like the moving company packing your belongings.
Two-Bedroom House or Apartment
With approximately 1000 square feet of living space, moving from a two-bedroom house or apartment can run up to $450 without the moving company providing packaging supplies or utilization of their packing services. Most of these jobs can take around six hours to complete if using three moving specialists to complete the work.
Three-Bedroom House or Apartment
Moving a three-bedroom house or apartment, which is roughly double the size of a two-bedroom, can run close to $900 to move. Utilizing a crew of four workers, the move can take up to nine hours to complete. The price is before packaging materials and tipping the workers.
Depending on the number of rooms and the square footage of the house you are moving from, the price will only go upward. Expect that each of the workers will be an additional $25 to $30 per crew member. The price per hour can also run anywhere from $60 to $80. This all has to be taken into account. This is why most moving companies have specific calculators to give you estimates on these types of situations.
Local moving services like Three Men and A Truck offer full-service operations like packing your home for you. The rates can vary depending on the size of the house and the number of items, but you can expect to pay close to $35 an hour or more for those services. The packing supplies are generally included in the figure. Make sure you ask when you receive your quote if those materials are included.
To give an approximate valuation of moving a distance further than just across town, you have to take into account the weight and the distance of the move. For comparison purposes, let’s assume that the move is a distance of 1000 miles from the current location. Generally, you can expect to pay an average of $.70 per pound moved 1000 miles.
- Studio Apartment
- Because of a studio apartment’s smaller living space, the approximate weight of a fully furnished apartment could run close to 1800 pounds for transport. At the average rate for transport, it could cost $1200 before packing costs if you choose the service.
- One-Bedroom Apartment
- In a fully furnished one-bedroom house, the amount of furniture and belongings could weigh in at 2200 to 3200 pounds. This is dependant upon the number of people living in the apartment or just the amount of goods you own. Valuation of a long-distance move of this size could run up to $2200.
- Two-Bedroom Home
- Considered a small family home, two-bedroom houses can have a combined weight of up to 6000 pounds. Up to $4200 could be the result of moving a home this size.
- Three-Bedroom Home
- A three-bedroom home is more than likely going to result in a family. Children’s toys and all the furniture could bring on a lot more added weight. Most three-bedroom family homes can end up with a haul of 9000 pounds or more. A move like this can set you back close to $6300, if not more.
Remember that these prices do not include having the company do any kind of packing for you. If you do not have a lot of time to pack your items yourself, it might be worth looking into the services that can be provided. The work done by your mover will be organized, and you will know where your items are and in which box they are in.
Additional Expenses to Consider
Three Men and A Truck will always be upfront with you about costs correlated with your move. Customers typically extend gratuities to crew members, and the general amount is $5 per hour per moving specialist or a set 15% of the moving costs. Doing this shows your moving specialist that you appreciate the job that they are doing. You do not have to use these amounts, but anything is appreciated for a job well done.
Extended insurance coverage on top of the provided insurance coverage costs extra. Moving companies will cover general liability insurance, but if there is an added coverage you would like applied, you will have to pay extra for it.
Move With A Name You Can Trust
A staple in the community, Three Men and A Truck, has always offered the best quality service at the lowest cost to our customers. We don’t believe that moving should be a bad experience. When you need to make a move, whether next door or on the next coast, get a quote from Three Men and A Truck and we will get the job done right the first time.