Local moving is generally done on a price-per-hour basis. The all-inclusive price includes a fully qualified professional moving crew, as well as a furniture van fully equipped with all the blankets, dollies and special tools necessary to safely and swiftly complete your move.
The hourly rate starts when the truck arrives at your residence, runs through the loading of the truck, continues through the drive to your new home, and ends when the truck is empty and any required set-up is complete.
Hourly rates are used for local moving because so much of the time that a move takes is determined by how well prepared you are for the move, as well as the access provided for the movers. A fully prepared home with good access is moved much quicker than if you are still packing when the movers arrive, or if we have a 100 yard walk into your new home because the driveway has not been poured yet. Remember; although we are a full service mover, the more you are willing to do, the less you will pay. Here’s just one example: if you are willing to take apart the beds and reassemble them at the new house yourself, you could save as much as 20 – 45 minutes on your move time.
1 Bedroom Apartment = 2 – 4 hours
2 Bedroom Condo = 3 – 6 hours
3 Bedroom House = 5 – 8 hours
Remember, these are average move times only.
Travel time is a flat-rate fee or time, based on the average driving time from our office to and from your area. Half this fee allows our truck to get from our office to your home to begin the move. The other half covers the return back to our office at the completion of your move. Travel time does not include the driving time between loading and unloading. This time is included in your normal hourly charge.
Travel time will be added to your hourly charges at the completion of your move.
All of our offices offer Senior’s Discounts for our experienced customers.
Most of our offices run mid-month specials. We charge lower rates for those customers willing to move before or after the end-of-the-month.
If you live in a major center, ask about Piano Days. Many of our larger offices have piano moving specials, once a month.