Turning over the heavy lifting of a move has a number of benefits. However, it may be worth the expense to allow professional movers to take charge of this project. Hiring a team eliminates a lot of the physical work, as well as the anxiety that often accompanies this task.
Factors Influencing the Costs
The price for hiring a team of workers to assist with a move depends on several factors.
- Distance (more miles costs more)
- Size and difficulty of the move
- Weight of items
- Time of the year (summer moves are more expensive)
- Size of work team (a larger team costs more)
- Gas prices
A local move will cost less for professional movers than one that crosses state lines. Similarly, a move that involves few heavy pieces will cost less than one with sizable weight.
Moving companies use a standard rubric to estimate costs for both local and long-distance moves. For a local move, the formula includes multiplying a base hourly rate by the number of workers on the team. This total is then multiplied by the number of hours spent loading, driving, and unloading. Additional fees include costs of gas, tolls, and packing materials and services.
The rubric for long-distance moves involves multiplying the weight of the shipment by a rate for distance and weight. This total may increase with the addition of packing materials and services, a shuttle fee, and any insurance protection added to the service.
Requesting an Estimate
Consumers can request an estimate from professional movers to get an idea of costs involved with hiring a crew. Companies are often willing to provide a binding estimate for long-distance moves to hold a price and guarantee that the total cost will not exceed the estimated amount.
With an idea about pricing, it's possible to move forward with moving plans to relocate a family or business.
Monday December 28, 2015
If you rent, you know that moving has a set schedule. With a bit of pre-planning you can make sure the moving company is available when you need them.
Friday November 6, 2015
Are you intending to move your business? It’s often a normal part of growing or managing an enterprise. You may be expanding or downsizing, or possibly needing to be more strategically located for the markets you serve. Whether you’re moving one office or an entire corporate campus, Lee Moving and Storage ensures your move is well planned and carried out. We follow a process that considers the orderly flow of every task to help your business stay humming in harmony — without skipping a beat.
Friday September 18, 2015
Essentially, a successful job relocation begins with a well-informed decision to accept the position.
Wednesday February 11, 2015
On the first day of the year, Atlas Van Lines released the results of their annual Moving Migrations Study. The data comes from the number of interstate moves handled by Atlas agents in the previous year. Each U.S. state and Canadian province is classified as inbound, outbound or balanced.
Friday January 9, 2015
Lee Moving & Storage has been in the business of moving you and your belongings since 1953. Because of our years of experience and expertise, we believe that we are the best moving company in New Orleans! In addition to our years of service, our strong network of movers, industry certifications and specialized services are other reasons why you'll find that we surpass our competitors.