How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Moving Company?

Moving van being unloaded. Joe Bonnie & Son Moving & Storage.

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When it comes to determining the cost of a residential move, there is no flat rate, so additional information about your move will be required to adequately quote the service. There are a myriad of factors and stipulations that will come into play when determining your quote. A reputable moving company, however, will break down everything you are expected to pay upfront and won’t surprise you with any hidden fees. Here are some criteria that will give you an idea on how much it costs to hire a moving company.

Where Are You Moving To?

The distance between your original home and the home you are moving to is a major determinant in the cost of your move. That should come at no surprise; moving to a different home in the same town is going to be much cheaper than crossing state lines. A long distance moving cost is determined by the weight of the items needing to be transported. If you are moving from a 4+ bedroom home to a similar sized one, you can expect a more expensive overall cost.

Are You Packing Yourself?

If you choose to pack your items up yourself, you will save a substantial amount of money from the cost of your move. We realize, though, that packing can be difficult; preparing for a move is incredibly time-consuming. Should you choose to have the moving company pack for you, however, you can rely on their expertise to make sure all of your items get to your new home in one piece. Depending on your individual preferences, this might be a worthwhile cost for you.

It Is Best to Travel Lighter

Because the cost of a long-distance residential move is determined by weight, why not take the opportunity to do some cleaning? It is incredible how many unnecessary items we accumulate throughout our time in our house. It is never a bad idea to go through possessions as you are packing and preparing to move; deciding between what you really need and what you are holding onto may save you quite a bit in the long-run. Have a yard sale if you choose, or donate the items you’re looking to get rid of to a local organization.

Call Joe Bonnie & Son

Joe Bonnie & Son Moving & Storage has been around since the 1940s as a family-owned business, and we pride ourselves in the outstanding reputation we have upheld for all of these years as trustworthy, responsible moving experts. Call us today at 561-272-2122 for a free quote on your residential or commercial move today. We are based in Delray Beach and serve the surrounding area.