Are you wondering if you want to hire a moving service to help you with your next move? How do they calculate what to charge for their services? Find out in this video.
Two types of calculating moving cost are either local or long-distance. If it is local, they will most likely charge by the hour.
A long-distance move, usually over 100 miles or across state lines, movers have to calculate their cost based on weight or volume to determine a final process. Some specifics that alter prices are whether or not the company is also in charge of packing. Packing materials are not included in the moving estimate. Additionally, the number of stairs can cause additional fees. Lastly, liability and valuation coverage can change the cost estimate. Full value protection means that the moving service will take any responsibility for any damages. On the other hand, released value protection, also known as basic coverage, is a federal requirement for interstate moving companies. This only covers .60 per pound per item. This is not enough coverage for most people.
Moving costs can depend on many factors, make sure you get quotes from multiple companies beforehand.