Are you moving and considering hiring a moving company for the job? If so, understanding what moving costs to expect will help you budget for your future move.

Estimating Moving Costs

In the world of moving companies, most moves will fall into two categories: Intrastate and Interstate. Regulations and oversight agencies differ between the two types. Keep this in mind when hiring a moving company. The cost of hiring a moving company will vary based on a wide variety of factors. However, this will help you get a ballpark range of what it may cost you depending on the size of your home and distance your moving.

Local Move

  • Studio/1 Bedroom Apartment: $200 – $500
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment: $400 – $700
  • 3 Bedroom House: $560 – $1000
  • 4 Bedroom House: $800 – $2000+

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Long-Distance Move

The average cost for a long distance move is approximately $0.70 per 1 lb. of goods per 1000 miles (before any additional costs). Below is the average weight of household goods by size. It could be more, or less depending on the household. However, it will give you a place to begin to calculate the moving costs.

  • Studio Apartment: estimated 1800 lbs.
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment: estimated 2200 – 3200 lbs.
  • 2 Bedroom House: estimated 5000 – 6000 lbs.
  • 3 Bedroom House: estimated 9000 lbs.

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Possible Additional Fees

A number of additional fees may also apply. Here are some of the most common fees you may want to be aware of when budgeting for a moving service or evaluating a moving quote.

  • Additional Men (Local)
  • Expedited Service (Long Distance)
  • Guaranteed Date of Arrival (Long Distance)
  • Flight Charge Related to Flights of Stairs)
  • Elevator Charge
  • Large Appliance Charges: Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers
  • Long Carry Fee (Distance from Truck to Front Door)
  • Storage Transit: SIT Fee occurs when the house isn’t ready to move into

Be aware that this list will vary according to the company. Ask about any additional fees when evaluating a quote. You may find some ways to save some money if you’re willing to be flexible or do some things on your own.

For some general estimate ranges of moving costs to hire movers between popular cities, check out this handy moving calculator.

Are you ready to hire the best movers? At RL Maxon Moving, we provide our customers with reliable, professional moving services. Whether you’re moving across town, or across the state, we make your move as stress-free as possible. Call us today for a free estimate. (479) 756-0850

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