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.
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