How Much Does It Cost to Move
When it comes to moving, calculating the overall cost is vital in being able to afford the right services for your need. There are a lot of factors that go into your move which starts with the number of items that you have and where you are going.
But that is only the beginning as you will want to do a quick assessment of everything that needs to be moved so that you can really know what it will take to move you, your family and all of your items to their new location.
How to Calculate the Costs
There are a number of factors that you will need to take into account a number of different factors so that you can make an accurate estimate.
Number of Items to be Moved: To simplify your calculations, if you have more items then what can fit into one large truck, then you can count on the move being more expensive. This is especially true if you are going the route of renting trucks instead of using a moving company who can offer a package deal.
Specialty Items: Large, fragile items that include pianos for example will need special care when moving, so you will probably need professional assistance when moving these items.
Distance: This is another valuable consideration because the further the distance, the more it is going to cost. A short distance move around the block up to a few miles away is relatively inexpensive since even if you have more items, you can always drive the truck back to the original location.
However, a long distance move needs to be done at once if you are going to get everything securely to its place. This is a move that leaves the community or city you are in and travels to another where there is no time to go back.
The Advantages of a Moving Company
Admittedly, at first using a moving company might sound more expensive than simply renting a truck. However, moving companies offer many services which are added into the cost and makes them more affordable.
For example, you will not only get a moving truck, but professional movers to help pack, move and transport your items which means you don’t have to “hire” nearly as many friends or co-workers to help you. Plus, your items are securely packed and transported with insurance to cover any potential damage as well.
For long distance moves, a typical moving company rate would be $1,000 to $3,000 for going over 1,000 miles again depending on the distance. When you factor in how much it would be to rent a truck, pay for gas and do it yourself, the price is certainly comparable to say the least.
A moving company offers many advantages when it comes to price and affordability. This is because moving companies can help you get your items safely from your old location to your new home and provide many other benefits as well. At Bell Air Moving, we encourage you to call our friendly, courteous staff and get a free estimate for our services and see how affordable we can be.