How Much Do Movers Cost for a Local Move?
When hiring a mover, there are often several things that you need to plan for, not the least of which is how much it will cost. The good news is, if you’re moving locally, it will cost less than if you need an interstate, cross-country, or international move. For a precise price range, you must consider certain factors for your local move, including:
- Home size – Generally speaking, the bigger your home is, the more items you’ve collected. This means that more movers will need to be hired on for the project, which will cost you more. Typically, it takes two movers to move a 1-2 bedroom (700-1200 square-feet) apartment, three movers for a 2-3 bedroom home (1100-1500 square-feet), and so on.
- Hourly rate – On average, local moving companies charge around $25 per-hour, per-mover. That number, multiplied by how many hours it takes to perform your move, is what the total of your labor costs will be.
- Tipping – If you were happy with your move, you’ll want to consider tipping around 10-20%, the sum of which will be divided between all of the movers.
- Insurance – Depending upon the value of your belongings, you may want to invest in additional coverage beyond the default amount. Insurance obtained independently will cost an average of $10 per $1000 of valued goods with a deductible of $250-$500.
If you want to partner with a local mover that maintains an unfailing commitment to excellence and integrity, contact Bulldog Movers today. We’ll never provide a quote only to hand you the bill racked with hidden charges at the end of your move. Rather, we provide honest and comprehensive estimates, and would be happy to provide you with yours upon request.