There is a lot of costs to take into consideration when it comes to moving: the truck, the movers, additional insurance, the moving supplies, plus so much more. And then there always seems to be those extra costs that come up as well.
Now, the costs are going to be different depending on the type of move. You are going to spend a lot more if you are relocating to a different state versus moving locally. Each person should put together their own budget to match their needs.
A move is considered local if it is within 100 miles and staying in the same state. With local movers, you are billed on an hourly rate usually. There is a couple different ways to set up your move:
- Hire a full service company to do the entire move from the loading to the driving to the unloading.
- You can rent your own truck and then hire local movers to load and unload it for you.
- Hire a packing service or choose to pack it yourself.
The price will fluctuate depending on how much work you are planning to do on your own compared to how much work you want the movers to do.
- Piano- Most movers have additional fees for moving pianos.
- Tipping- This is not something that is expected but definitely welcomed. Tips are usually based on job performance.
- Packing and Unpacking Service
- Stairs and how far your truck is parked from the residency- Since you are billed on an hourly rate, these are things that will add to the amount of time the move will take. It is going to take longer to unload into a 3rd floor apartment with no elevator than it will to unload into a ground floor apartment.
So just prepare a budget that meets the needs for your move and then from there, you will be able to start planning the cost of your move.