There is a basic formula for calculating the cost of moving, which is based on the weight and the distance to be traveled. You can find these cost calculators on many moving company’s web sites, but sometimes they require a lot of information from you before they will give you their estimate. You have to take the time to fill out forms, and then wait for an email or telephone call that will actually be a sales pitch, when all you needed was a basic calculation that gives you a reasonable estimate. You might get lots of unwanted offers from movers in your email inbox, or calls.
Calculation Weight For Local & Long Distance Moving
Here is one way to get a general idea of the price range you can expect to pay for a professional moving company to transport your household goods from one state to another, or across the country.
If you plan to move to another city or town in your state, moving costs will be based on an hourly rate that is determined by the moving company, which will charge for the time it takes for the truck to reach you in addition to the number of hours needed to load and unload at the destination, and insurance will also cost more. Try to get as many quotes as you can for comparison, no matter how far you are moving. They should all be within a reasonably similar range. If you find a mover that significantly undercharges you for the same services, that will be a warning signal that something is wrong.
Weight Is Everything When Moving
If your move is a long distance one, then the estimated cost of the move depends on the total weight of your goods. Let’s say you have a two bedroom house and the contents weigh about 6,000 pounds, which is an average weight for that size of household goods. You are moving 1,000 miles. The estimated cost should be about $4,600. For a move that is the same distance but the weight is 8,000 pounds, the cost will be approximately $6,000.
These costs were determined by using a weight estimate guide and moving calculator at movesource.com, which simply requires a couple of clicks to get the estimate. Always compare estimates from as many movers as you can to find the best price and service for your needs, but the preceding estimates can give you a better idea of how much it will cost to move.