Whether you're young or old, whether this is your first move or your 50th, it's critical to understand the mechanics that come together to decide on the price your move will cost. Exactly how we get there is a little more complex than it first seems.

You see, here at ABC Moving & Storage, we understand everything that adds up to the total cost, and we want to make sure you know exactly what you're getting into as well. New England long-distance movers and local movers alike will want to pay close attention to what this article entails because it will make your life a whole lot easier.

How Does Pricing Work for Local Moves?

The key to this question is the amount of time necessary to transfer your belongings to your new location. What also matters is how much the transporting of your goods will cost. Companies like ours, ABC Moving & Storage, are priced at an hourly rate. 

When calculating the cost of your move, we take into account many factors, such as:
  • Hourly Rate
  • Amount of Crew Members
  • Time to Finish
  • Additional Services (Fuel Expenses, Packing, Storage, Supplies)
It's integral to recognize that we consider all of these elements to maintain our business and provide you with the same excellent services we have been offering since 1981.

How Does Pricing Work For Long-Distance Moves?

Interstate moving takes a few different aspects than just a casual local move. When calculating this shipping price, we must consider the weight of the items shipped and how far they are being sent. 

Our trained experts will take inventory of everything you wish to have moved and input it into a computer program. A formula is then used to create a weight estimate of those items. The weight and the carrier's tariff rate contribute to the total cost of moving your life long-distance.

Why are In-Home Estimates Needed?​

We have been New England's #1 Moving Company Since 1981 for a good reason, and that's because we want to be sure we are getting the job done most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. What that entails is hard work from start to finish. 

We need to see the items we are shipping in person and document the appearance and prices to ensure an accurate estimate is given to our patrons. Then we know exactly what equipment we would need and how many movers we need to assign, etc.

How Estimates Work

If you are looking to receive an official estimate, always be sure to get it into writing to budget appropriately. This will also guarantee you are safe from any erroneous charges afterward. If the estimate isn't binding, then you might have to pay more for unexpected issues.

Call for a Free Quote Today

Don't worry, moving doesn't have to be scary or confusing, especially for residential movers in New England. The process should be straightforward and simple, which is why so many in our community partner with ABC Moving & Storage.

We provide both moving and storage and can even help you ship your life internationally. Give us a call or fill out our online form to get a free estimate today.