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How Much Do Movers Charge?

October 26th, 2017

For people getting ready to move, there’s one question that’s top of mind: how much is this going to cost me? Aside from purchasing or renting a property, the largest cost associated with moving is transporting your goods to your new home. You want to spend less on moving, which is understandable. However, it’s crucial to know what goes into a mover’s quote. Read on to learn why movers charge what they do and how to get the best deal.

What Time of the Year Is It?
The cost of your move will depend on the time of year in which you’re planning your move. Summer is the most expensive time of the year to move, no matter which company you choose. Why is that?

Summer is expensive because it’s a popular time of year to move. There will be fewer trucks and personnel to make the move, so movers price their scarce services accordingly. Want to save money? Move during the other three seasons, if possible.

The Size of Your Home
It tends to be the rule that the larger your house is, the more stuff you have. And the more stuff you have, the more movers you need and the longer they’ll take to move it.

What can you do to reduce this component of your moving costs? Start paring down the number of belongings you have before you even start calling moving companies for quotes. Go through your closets and cupboards and determine what you want to take with you to your new home and what can be donated or thrown away.
Packing

Here’s something else that you need to consider: are you going to do the packing yourself, or will you let the moving company do it for you?

It might sound like it’s a better idea to pack your own belongings, but that depends on what the belongings are. If you want to insure your goods or if you’ve got large items such as appliances or antiques, it’s better to get a professional to pack them so they don’t get damaged during the move. While it will add a cost, you don’t have to worry about replacing an expensive item when you reach your new home.

Where Are You Moving To?
A short-distance move will be cheaper than a long distance move. And international moving will be more expensive than either of those two options.

However, there is a range of companies in each category – those that charge less and those that charge more. Just because they charge less doesn’t mean it’s the best quote. It might be cheaper because it doesn’t include as many services.

Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd.: Your International Moving Experts
If you’re planning an international move, contact Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd. today. We’ve been moving people around the world for over a decade. Our customers love us because we’re professional and courteous; we get the job done right the first time and value your business. To learn more, contact us at 416-661-4228.

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