Moving your house is a major decision. Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to move, your priority should be to find how much it will cost you to move all your items to the new house.
Firstly, you must understand what the cost depends on. There are a few factors that may affect the cost incurred in moving from one place to another. A few of the factors include:
The distance makes a lot of different. If it is an interstate move (i.e.: from Ellicott City to Crofton) the distance would be more than an intercity move (i.e.: from a house in Ellicott City to a different house in Ellicott City). Additionally, it also depends on which city you move to from which city. The distance can easily be measured using maps or the internet. It will help you decide how much and what resources will be needed for the move.
How You Move
There are always two options – you can do it yourself or hire movers. Generally, people like to hire movers because it is a safe and easy option. It is also easy to estimate costs when one hires a moving company for the job because the prices are fixed in advance.
This way people have a certain idea about how much they will be paying. As opposed to this, people often end up paying more than they actually assume when they handle everything as they are often unable to control costs that go out of hands.
The cost depends on a lot of things. When you do the job yourself, you will be forced to pay for those who help you pack, unpack, load and unload your items. Additionally, you will have to pay to the truck company/driver for taking the goods. The whole cost may reach up to a few hundred dollars, depending on several things.
In case of moving companies, you can be assured that you will have to pay the fixed cost. Most companies charge on hourly basis while some may offer fixed rates too. The charges differ from company to company depending on the additional services offered.
A very important feature is insurance, which can never be neglected. You might have heard your friend complaining about how his or her favorite vase got broken during transit. Losses like these are pretty common, and often unavoidable. The only way to cover for such losses is so to have the items insured so that you have a backup in case something goes wrong.
Most moving companies offer insurance to the client so that the items reach safely. This adds to the total cost, but is totally worth it given the benefits one enjoys from it.
Generally, movers will charge you between $40-$70 per hour basis – the total cost depends on what extra services you might ask for (help in packaging, insurance etc) and the duration for which you need the services of the truck/driver.
It is very important to be certain about costs involved before making a decision so that there are no issues at a later stage.