How Much Does a Moving Company Charge?
Planning an interstate or long-distance move doesn’t happen overnight. There are many things to think about before moving, like deciding if you need to sell or end the lease of your house, when to move, how to pack, or even what size boxes you will need. Many more questions can arise such as: “How much will I get charged for moving?”
At Allen & Son Moving and Storage, the process starts when the customer fills or ask for a quote. Our sales representative responds with a phone call and will book a date to visit the location that needs to be moved. An assessment will be given on the house, this will help decide on how big or small the move will be. This assessment will be done either virtually or physically. The sales representative in charge will make an inventory of all the items that need to be moved, from there, a special moving software will be used in order to calculate an estimate, just like most moving companies.
Most of the professional moving companies set an average price around 200 dollars per hour. However, this base price can fluctuate based on the labor cost, what season the move will take place in, the weight of the shipment, as well as the move and distance. Summer is the busiest season for moving companies in Maryland as well as other states, so the price can fluctuate from 200 to 300 or even to 350 dollars per hour. For many reasons, if you are needing to move during the summer season, we recommend booking your moving day at least two months in advance.
When it is time to define a price, Allen & Son Moving and Storage negotiates and takes into account with The American Moving and Storage Association. “It states that the average cost of an interstate household move (long-distance moving) is about $4,300 (a distance of 1,225 miles) and the average cost of an intrastate move (local moving) is about $2,300.” (The American Moving and Storage Association)
Another thing to consider is whether or not to buy insurance. Our professional movers are always ready to give their best, but it is almost always recommended especially when moving long distance to get insurance.
The hour of your move matters. The season can also influence the statement that will be given to you. Moving organization rates are a lot higher throughout the late spring months, where there is a bigger interest. Moving during the slow time of year will fundamentally decrease your moving expenses.
Remember that moving organizations will in general be overwhelmed during the hotter months, so it might be difficult to hire a moving service. In the event that you need to get a moderate statement, attempt to move by the end of the month where there will be a lot of accessible movers and less issue.
There is another variable that can affect the price which is if you would like packing services included in your plan. The choice is completely up to the client if they would like to have this service as well. If you decide to pack your belongings yourself, you could probably save some time during the moving process, but that doesn’t guarantee that your items will arrive safely. There are other overcharges, like material charges for pressing paper, boxes, bedding packs, and tape will likewise be considered in, and incorporated into the cost.
There are many variables that go into the decision of choosing a moving company in Maryland to assist your move, or to move yourself. However, when moving with Allen & Son, we can guarantee you are with the best moving services, as well as a wonderful and stressless move.