Though the costs associated with hiring a professional moving service can vary widely, this new report launched by Movers.com breaks down several common factors that may affect the cost and provides rough estimates for several types of moves, both local and long-distance.
More information about factors that affect moving costs, the types of moving services available, and a full break-down of rates is available in the full report at https://www.movers.com/moving-guides/how-much-does-it-cost-to-move-a-2-bedroom-apartment.html
While the report uses 2-bedroom apartments as a standard unit, it breaks down how most moving companies plan their rates, so that individuals can also estimate the cost of a similar service for larger, or small, moves. Estimates and services are separated into two categories, local and long-distance, since the charges for these types of moves can differ greatly.
Research showcased in the report highlights that while a local move can be completed for approximately $1,000, there are several factors that could escalate the price. Clients should expect additional charges for moves in buildings without elevators, if carrying up and down stairs is required, as well as carrying items down longer than usual hallways, or any other extended distances.
Other factors mentioned in the report have the potential to increase the cost of a move, but these extra services are frequently optional. Examples include having the moving company provide the boxes and packing materials or having them place the items in temporary storage until the move can be completed.
The base prices mentioned in the report are for a typical move with professional loading, unloading, and transporting, though several other options are detailed. Certain moving companies may allow clients to pack and unpack their own items, while having the company transport the loaded vehicle, for a reduction in the overall cost. It also highlights several options and expenses that readers should be aware of if planning to complete the entire move on their own.
Movers.com has also updated its no-cost quote service, which allows users to receive up to 7 estimates from local experts for an upcoming move, by filling out a single form on the company’s website.
An excerpt from the report explains, “Cost is a major concern for most people when moving. Moving costs are determined by a multitude of factors, including the type of move, distance traveled, and weight of your goods. The average cost of moving a two-bedroom apartment locally or long distance is $1,000 to $6,000.”
More information about moving rates, no-cost estimates, and a full list of local specialists can be found at https://www.movers.com/moving-companies/ny-new-york/yonkers/cheap-movers.html
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