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How to Price Your Move

How to Price Your Move

When you’re preparing for a residential move, so many unknown factors can be at play. Trying to organize everything at once can feel stressful, and you need assurance knowing that you’ve partnered with a residential moving company that can fulfill your needs.

Here’s one thing that you should know—how much your residential move will cost you. Serving the New England area since 1986, Allen & Coles Moving Systems is the top household moving company, and we’re proud to provide you with tips and tricks to make your move more accessible and more predictable. In this article, we’ll explore how much your move will cost you so that you can feel better prepared for the big day.

How New England Residential Local Moves are Priced

It’s important to know that moves are priced differently depending on the service that you’re receiving. For home movers relocating locally, you’ll be charged by the amount of time the moving company needs to spend. On top of this, there will be a standard transportation cost for moving your items from one place to another. Here are a few tips on how you can reduce the amount of time it will take and reduce your cost:

  • Have Everything Organized and Ready to Go.
  • Make Sure Items Are Easily Accessible to the Moving Company.
  • Create a Clear Path in and out of Your Home.

How New England Long Distance Moves are Priced

When you’re moving a long distance, such as across the country, your move will be priced based on the weight of your belongings. Applying a mathematical formula to the total weight of your items, a professional estimator will provide you with a quote. When people move across the country, they’ll think about their belongings and consider buying new ones once they arrive at their new location. If you can reduce the weight of your move, you’ll save significantly here.

Consider an In-Home Estimate

An in-home estimate is an excellent way for you and the moving company to get an accurate picture of how much your move will cost. By getting an overview of the whole situation, the moving company will also be able to determine if any special equipment will be necessary for your move.

How Additional Services are Priced

If you want the moving company to take everything off your hands, this will significantly reduce your stress and increase the price. Things like packing and storing will run your cost up, requiring extra labor and warehouse space. Try to secure your packing supplies, such as boxes and tap, as the moving company will also charge more if they have to provide these things.

Binding Vs. Non-Binding Estimate

Choosing a binding estimate for your residential move is the ideal solution. With this, you’ll have more predictability on how much you’ll pay for your move. A binding estimate will also protect you from extra charges that may unexpectedly pop up during the moving process. If you choose a non-binding estimate, the moving company can increase your total based on things they encounter during your move.

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Allen & Coles Moving Systems is proud to be the most trustworthy moving and storage company in New England. By providing our customers with tips and tricks, we’re making moving more manageable and less stressful. Give us a call today, or fill out the online form to get started on your estimate.

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When should I schedule my move?

You should start organizing your move 6 weeks prior to your ideal move date. Try and schedule your move during the off-peak season or outside of the months from May-September. Many moving companies will accommodate last-minute moves as well, so don't think that just because you're starting your moving late in the game, it can't be accomplished.