Moving Companies

Average Costs

The average cost to hire a local professional can vary widely depending on the work that needs to be performed, they region in which you are located and how fast you need the project completed. So choosing the right professional the first time is of the essence.


Hourly Rate - Some companies charge by the hour.

Flat Rate Per Job -  Some companies charge a flat rate for the work they do.

Recognize that there are several variables in developing the price. These include: 

  • Time that it takes to complete the project.
  • How many technicians are working on your project.
  • Was it an after hours emergency
  • With many more aspects that may add to the cost

Remember, the company quoting a low rate may not necessarily be the right  company for you. Some  companies may offer low hourly rates, but then charge additional "fees" to complete the job. 

You may also need to consider that most  companies charge a higher rate for overtime, weekends, holidays and emergency calls.

The best rule of hand is to get an itemized estimate so you know exactly what is expected from the local company.

Basic Information

Preparing For The Moving Company

  • Inventory all household items to be moved, and start packing.
  • Sell or give away any unwanted items.
  • Make a list of everything to be moved.
  • Consider taking out Insurance on movable items.
  • Estimate packing boxes needed and purchase them. 
  • Change your address.
  • Transfer schools of transcripts.
  • Contact insurance agents to transfer coverage.
  • Remove all items from basement, storage sheds, attics.
  • Arrange for disconnection of utilities and reconnection at new location
  • Familiarize yourself with the new community, its activities and issues.

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