Factors That Will Affect Your Moving Estimate


Prepare for Moving Costs By Considering These Factors


Moving is a big deal and can be pretty stressful at times. The moving process will include packing, loading the truck, driving to your destination, unloading, unpacking, and all the little details that make up this adventure. Many factors go into predicting how much it’ll cost you to move.

Here we’ve listed some common factors that affect your moving estimate:

1. Distance 

Suppose you live in a large metropolitan area compared to an urban or rural community. In that case, your distance factor may increase considerably, primarily because labor costs are higher for longer distances. In addition, more items need to be loaded and unloaded on each move. For example, if a family of four lives in an apartment building with 50 units, they would have to load a minimum of two trucks. If they lived across town with 100 units, it could be three trucks or more. 

2. Size

Another major factor affecting a move’s cost is the size and number of rooms. You must consider the square footage of the entire property being relocated as well as the square footage of the rooms themselves. Generally, the larger the rooms are in the home, the higher the charge will be. A small bedroom in a two-bedroom house could be $350 per room, while a large master suite in a 5,000-square-foot mansion could be up to $4,500-$5,500.

3. Moving Companies

The cost will vary greatly depending on the company that handles the move. Most movers offer estimates based on a “set rate” for moves, including labor, materials, and overhead. However, other services provided by certain moving companies, such as storage and delivery, may not be included in their quote unless specifically requested. It’s important to know these things when getting a quote to ensure the best quality service.

4. Moving and Storage

If there is any chance that you will store anything during a move, it will significantly increase your estimated fees. For instance, if you were moving from a 10,000-square-foot house to another 10,000-square-foot home, would it make sense to rent or pay for someone else’s storage space? It depends on what belongings you need to store, how long you plan to stay away from them, etc. Again, evaluating each scenario is very important.

5. Insurance

Most insurance companies offer discounts for multiple moves within a year. Some require proof of previous moves, so check with your agent to find out if you are eligible. Be sure to double-check that your policy covers your new residence too.


Contact NC Moving and Storage Solutions

NC Moving and Storage Solutions specializes in commercial relocation and works with commercial movers in Hayward, CA. We are a full-service company, handling everything from planning to furniture installation. We want your post-move to be as simple as your relocation.Contact us for more information.