How Much Do Professional Movers Cost?

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Moving & Storage Cost Estimates

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If you’re planning to move to a new location because you found a new job, preferred a different neighborhood or just simply needed a bigger house, then you’ve probably asked yourself: “How much is the move going to cost me?” This is a question all movers ask themselves as it is one of the most important aspects of moving.

According to the calculations of the American Moving and Storage Association,  the average cost of an interstate household move is about $4,300 for a distance of 1,225 miles, and the average cost of an intrastate move is about $2,300 which include the cost of 4 movers at $200 an hour. Both average moving costs are for 7,400 pounds.

Estimated Household Moving Costs

The size of the place you live in plays a major role in the overall cost of moving. The bigger the house, the higher the cost. Here is a table that provides information on the average expenses of moving, which includes the truck rental cost and the hourly rate charged by professional moving companies. Additional services like moving to a location that are at distances of more than 100 miles and storage can increase the amount you’re going to be charged.

Size of HouseTime of MoveAverage Price Range
1 Bedroom Apartment3-5 hrs$200 – $500
2 Bedroom Apartment5-7 hrs$400- $700
3 Bedroom House7-10 hrs$560 – $1,000
4 Bedroom House10+ hrs$800 – $2,000+


How much is renting a storage unit going to cost you? According to CostHelper’s estimates, the average national storage unit costs are:

  • $40-$50 per month for a 5-by-5-foot unit
  • $75-$140 per month for a 10-by-15-foot unit
  • $115-$150 per month for a climate-controlled 10-by-15-foot unit
  • $95-$155 per month for a 10-by-20-foot unit
  • $170-$180 per month for a climate-controlled 10-by-20-foot unit
  • $225 per month for a 20-by-20-foot unit

As mentioned above, the price varies depending on several factors, some of which are:

  • Distance:

The longer the distance is between your current location and the location you’re moving to, the higher the moving cost will be. Which obviously means that local relocations cost less than outer-state relocations.

  • Weight:

It’s well known that the more household items you choose to move to your new home, the more the entire shipment will weigh, and therefore the more money you will be forced to pay in the end. So if you want to save up some cash, then trim down on the stuff you wish to relocate.

  • Additional services:

You could be charged a little extra by professional moving companies for extra/additional services such as packing, unpacking and the assembly/reassembly of furniture. So if you’re on a tight budget then do some of the packing yourself.

  • Really big or heavy furniture:

If you plan on moving things like pool tables, dune buggies, pianos and other heavy stuff then that is going to cost you more. Moving a piano locally may cost you an extra $150 to $800, although that price could soar up to a hefty $2500 if the moving company decided they need to use a crane to lift it.

Of course, dear reader, the prices mentioned above are just estimates. If you’re looking for more accurate prices you can use “online moving cost calculators” or just simply call our professional moving company get a free moving quote. We wish you a happy relocation!

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