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How We Calculate Your Moving Estimate

According to, the average cost of a local move is $1,250. The average cost of a long distance move is $4,890 (distance of 1,000 miles). These estimates are based on a 2-3 bedroom move of approximately 7,500 pounds.

So, the big question is, how much will it cost to move? You can try our free quote service to get an estimate. Fill in the size of your move (in rooms), your move date, where you are moving from and where you are moving to. We’ll take all these into consideration to give you an accurate cost estimate.

Additional Factors In Cost Estimates

  • Travel fees: Travel fees add up quickly when moving a long distance. These fees take into account fuel costs, as well as labor costs for the time it will take movers to get from destination a to destination b.

  • Size of your move: If moving a significant amount of stuff, not only will the move take longer to complete, but your shipment of belongings will be heavier.

  • Packing services: While convenient, hiring movers to pack up your belongings could cost you a few extra hundred bucks or more.

  • Moving add-ons: The cost of your move will be affected by any add-on services you decide to include. Services such as; furniture disassembly and assembly, moving specialty items, and moving supplies.

  • Storage: If you are dealing with a complicated move, it may be beneficial to have a moving company hold or store all belongings before, during or after your move.

  • Moving supplies: You’ll probably need to purchase moving supplies. This could include; cardboard boxes, plastic bins, bubble wrap, packing paper, etc.

  • Moving date: A weekend move and/or during a peak season tends to cost more than a week-day, off-season move.

  • Liability and valuation coverage: Most moving companies will have you purchase some sort of liability coverage. There are usually multiple levels of protection including: Basic Release Value Protection and Full Value Protection.

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