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Moving Costs


Understanding your total moving costs can shape the outcome of your next move in a pretty big way. With so many moving companies and moving services to choose from, like Rent A Truck options to Moving Pods, it can be difficult to make the choice.

Start by comparing your moving options.


Professional Movers

$1309
Average Price*

 

Rate per
Weight/Cubic Ft.
Pros
Labor Included
Most Packing Included
Convenient
Home Delivery & Pickup
Licensed Driver
Free Online Moving Quotes
Cons
By Appointment
Limited Control
Limited Flexibility

Rent A Truck

$1972
Average Price*

 

Rate per
Mile
Pros
Low Local Rates
Car Tow
Free Online Moving Quotes
Cons
Driving
Heavy Lifting
Fuel Cost
Added Fees
Liability

Moving Container

$1600
Average Price*

 

Rate per
Container
Pros
Low Local Rates
Container Size Options
Home Delivery & Pickup
Ground Level Container
Cons
Online Booking Unavailable
Online Quote Unavailable
Heavy Lifting
Estimate # of Containers Required

Moving Pod

$1700
Average Price*

 

Rate per
Container
Pros
Low Local Rates
Flexibility
Control
Convenient
Container Size Options
Home Delivery & Pickup
Ground Level Container
Cons
Online Booking Unavailable
Online Quote Unavailable
High Long Distance Rates
Heavy Lifting
Estimate # of Pods Required

Moving Trailer

$1950
Average Price*

 

Rate per
Foot
Pros
Low Local Rates
Includes Fuel, Taxes, & Driving
Only Pay for What You Use
Flexible Space Reservations
Home Delivery & Pickup
Free Online Moving Quotes
Cons
Online Booking Unavailable
Larger Moving Truck
Heavy Lifting
Packing Costs
Ramp Loading

$1383
Average Price*

 

Rate per
Foot
Pros
Low Local Rates
Includes Fuel, Taxes, & Driving
Only Pay for What You Use
Flexible Space Reservations
Online Booking Available
3 Days to Load & 3 Days to Unload
Home Delivery & Pickup
Free Online Moving Quotes
Cons
Larger Moving Truck
Heavy Lifting
Packing Costs
Ramp Loading

*Estimated quoted price for 1 bedroom apartment moving from Chicago, Illinois to Boca Raton, Florida. We cannot guarantee this price for any services listed.

What about other moving costs?

From packing materials to transferring home services, additional arrangements, and more, moving is a pretty big expense. Preparation is key!


Let's break down some possible costs.

Hidden moving costs
Packing labor and packing supplies
Long carry fees
Bulky item fees
Moving insurance
Cancellation fees
Storage
Extra stops
Travel fees
Disposal fees
Fuel surcharge
$225-$4000
Packing materialsUp to $412
Packing materialsVaries
Hotel stays$100/night
Airfare
with Pets
Varies
$200/pet
Servicing large appliances$49
Transfer fees for home services$15-250/each

*All prices are estimates.

Great! Now that you've had a chance to compare some moving costs, you should be able to save on both the moving company you select and the miscellaneous expenses. Getting the best price for the services you need is important. Get your free moving quote to shop, compare rates, and find the best price.

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