When it comes to moving, there's a lot to do. From finding a new place to live, to changing information, to packing and unpacking. Moving in and of itself is sometimes forgotten about in the whole mess, and the last thing you want to think about is hauling your stuff to a new location. That's why a lot of people opt to hire movers. Professional movers can load up your entire home and relocate it for you, for a fee, and then unload it all into your new home. It certainly saves on the stress department. But how much is it going to cost?

That's the question most people have when they're looking to hire some movers. Generally, this will depend on the movers in question and the distance in which you're moving. Specific moving companies will have fees and additional costs that apply to them, but the base cost of moving seems to be nearly universal.

Local movers tend to charge by the hour, and it generally comes out to be about $25 per hour per mover, so 2 local movers will cost about $50 an hour. As for long-distance movers, you can expect to pay, on average, about $0.75 per pound. This price can go up according to the specific moving company and is generally only within a thousand miles or so, as the price changes the further the move is. In other words, long-distance movers usually charge by weight.

Finding the estimated price of your move can be as simple as checking online with different moving companies. There are calculators online that can give you an estimate, but those aren't always the most accurate. Companies such as Solomon and Sons Relocation Services, for example, will give you either a phone estimate, where you provide the needed information and they give the estimated cost or an onsite estimate. With the onsite estimate, a professional will come out to your home and assess the job, giving an estimate that reflects the amount of work that they think will be put in.

When you begin looking for a mover, there are a few ways to go about it. Ask around to those that have recently moved, inquiring about the moving companies they used and whether they liked them or not. Search online for moving companies in your area, and always check the reviews to understand how people felt about hiring them. Generally, though, asking those that have hired movers recently will get you the most accurate information in terms of price and satisfaction.

Finding a moving company that works for you will depend on a number of things.

  • How quickly can they get the work done?
  • How long will it take to transport your items?
  • Are they know for taking special care with fragile items?
  • What is their base cost, as well as the overall estimate provided of the job?
  • Do they provide insurance coverage in case of an accident?
Once you find the answers to those questions and narrow down your choice of movers, you can move on to figure how much it's going to cost you to relocate. However, it's a good idea to point out that when you're comparing costs of moving, that if one of the moving companies seems entirely too low compared to the prices of the rest, then there's a chance it may be a fraud. It's a good idea to always proceed with caution when handling anything to do with money.

If you're looking for professional movers, either for long-distance or local, or even residential or commercial, feel free to contact us. We would love to give you our estimates and see if we can work with you to make your move just that much easier.