During the planning stages of your move this is a question that certainly should arise at some point. There are some options when choosing a moving company that may affect the cost, but a lot of it usually depends on the customer. How many things do you want moved? Are you going to need storage in addition to moving services? Are your belongings more valuable and fragile than average? Are you going to use a commercial moving company or local movers? These are all things that may affect the cost of using a moving company for your next move, so let’s take a look at them.
First, and foremost, the number one determining factor in the cost of your move (when using a moving company) is the amount of belongings you need moved! Obviously someone with an apartment full of furniture and things won’t have to pay as much as a family with a two-story house full of stuff, but it’s a little more involved than that. If you have large, awkwardly shaped or really heavy items (like a piano), this could also bump the price up. Also, if a lot of your items are fragile, it will involve a little extra caution and care from the moving team, so this is also a variable that could effect the cost.
Next thing would be consider is storage. Do you need it? If so, you may want to choose a moving company that also offers storage, as they may have a package deal with moving and storage services together. Not a lot of local moving companies offer storage, so unfortunately you’d most likely have to go with a larger, more commercial moving business and pay a little more than you would to the local movers.
Which brings us to the next point. If you do decide to use a moving company, you’ll need to make a decision between local movers and a bigger moving company like UHAUL. Using a large company may seem like the best route for some people, since they have been in business for years and are trustworthy, but so have most local movers! We’ve said this before, but large moving companies have streamlined their workflow so that they complete every move as quick as they can to ensure efficiency. While this is great, sometimes taking a little extra time to be more cautious pays off more in the end then finishing quicker!
We hope we shared some useful information with you, as well as giving you an idea of what to expect. If you need help deciding or want a completely free moving estimate, do not hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email, we’ll be more than happy to help you!