Factors that Affect Your Moving Estimate

Before moving it is very important that you have a good idea of how much your move is going to cost. And the best way to do that is to get a moving estimate. You can get moving estimates from reliable moving companies even online, which is a great option during this time. But you can also have an in-person estimate. Even though online moving estimates can be accurate, it is much better to have an in-person one. Because in order for your online moving estimate to be as precise as possible, you have to provide the moving company with plenty of details and you might not be able to. That is why having a professional come over your home is a much better thing to do. But what exactly are the factors that affect your moving estimate? If you want to find out, keep on reading.


The distances you are moving are the first thing that affects your moving estimate. If you are having a local move, your move is going to cost a couple of hundred dollars depending on other factors. And if you are moving long distances, you can expect your move to cost a couple of thousand dollars again depending on other factors. Moving from one city to another is considered long distance moving if you are moving more than 100 miles away from your current home.

A girl walking down the road symbolizing the distance as one of the factors that affect your moving estimate.
Distance is just one of the factors.

Exact location

Living in the city center most likely means your move will cost extra. This is because city centers are usually full of traffic and there are no parking spaces. This makes moving harder and it makes the job of your movers harder. If they have to park further away and carry your belongings to the truck, you will most likely have to pay a bit more than you expected.

How many things you are moving

The bigger the move, the bigger the cost of the move is going to be. As your movers have to carry everything so you don’t have to, it is only fair for them to charge extra for having a lot of stuff to move. And a bigger move also means you need a bigger moving truck. And this is another thing that influences the cost of the move.

Big moving truck.
Using a big truck for your move costs more than using a smaller one.

If having a small local move that requires just using one pickup truck, your move is going to be very affordable. But if having a huge local move that requires using a big moving truck, you are going to pay more. Bigger trucks use more gas and this just makes moving more expensive. This is why decluttering your apartment is very important before moving. Decluttering your home is definitely among some of the best money-saving tips.

Special items

Having special items such as safes, pianos, artwork, solar panels, or anything that isn’t very usual to have in your home is going to cost you extra. Moving such a thing isn’t easy and it is only fair it can affect your moving estimate.

Other services that you need

Moving companies offer different moving services. One of them could be packing services. Knowing how to pack isn’t common so hire professionals to do it for you.

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