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Once you have conducted research on different moving companies, it is time to think about which ones will make the grade here at Moving Authority. We understand the moving process because of our many years of experience in the moving industry. The companies you find on Moving Authority will provide an accurate moving estimate based on the information that you will provide to them. We are confident that you will find the right moving company by using our free moving calculator in order to estimate costs. You need to remember that a mover moving customers will have a higher estimate than you because they need to make money for their business. So Here are some guidelines to selecting the right moving company when looking to move between homes.

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Try to round up your list of moving companies in one day. Do your calling on the same day as well, preferably two hours apart. For most companies, a moving estimate takes approximately half an hour to prepare. For the consumer, moving is a huge event and some are working within a confined budget. Making all the inquiries in one day allows you to keep the conversation fresh in your mind. This will eventually allow you to make a better decision in the selection process.

If at all possible, try to include your family members in the selection process and moving estimate. Many times, other family members will have varying opinions concerning the move and the moving company. When you do select your moving company, be sure to do a walk-through of the apartment or home with all decision makers. This prevents arguments on move day. Make sure that the crew goes through each room including the garage, attic and basement. You don’t want unseen or overlooked items to still be present after load day. It is probably best to make a list of the things that shouldn’t be moved.


It is ideal to take the time to prepare a solid estimate.

When you are not sure about a moving estimate, ask questions. Using our estimator to estimate moving costs may not always be the solution you are looking for. Maybe you are looking for your cost move to be estimated for you. Calculating moving and finding the estimated moving costs This is your life’s belongings and your budget. You need to know everything in order to decide which moving company to go with and that includes the estimated move cost for each company that did an onsite estimate for you. The more questions that you ask, the better informed you will be. When you have chosen the moving company, be sure to discuss the expected dates for loading the truck. If you want the best estimate, try to be flexible when it comes to your scheduled dates. Be sure to ask for packing and unpacking fees to be included in your moving estimate. It may not hurt to ask about the costs of packing materials and packing, whether you are doing your own packing or not. It may turn out to be a better value and save you the headache from doing it all yourself. If you make a decision to use the services of a moving company for both packing and moving, be sure to clear your house of things that won’t be going in the truck because the movers are going to pack everything in their path. Storage estimates can also be calculated using an online estimator so if you are looking for storage solutions instead of a move, feel free to enter your information and look for storage solutions.

Conclusion

If you are in the process of doing a pack move to relocate to the nearest city or across the country, visit Moving Authority to take the stress out of moving. We will match you with a company to help with all of your moving needs. The costs calculating that needs to be done will indicate the calculators costs so it may not include all costs if they were not completely accounted for. This means that your final moves costs may actually differ from your calculated costs.

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Peetie Smit

5 years, 5 months ago

When working out my moving estimate, how much would you recommend I put aside for the unforseen circumstances?

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Ashley Richmond

5 years, 5 months ago

Hi Peetie,
If you account for the total amount of furniture, boxes and household articles that you would be moving in the cost calculator after filling out this page then you should maybe set aside 10% extra for unforeseen costs. If you are going to pack your self then make sure you get it done because if the movers need to pack your stuff when they get their to pick you up, it will cost you.

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Lawrenco C

5 years, 5 months ago

I have a desk that will be a problem. I am moving to an apartment flat on the 7th floor and only have the service elevator and stairs as an option to move my belongings. The desk is too wide to fit in either. I really don't want to give the desk up, do you have any tips on what I should do without breaking my budget.

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Ashley R

5 years, 5 months ago

Well 7 flights up we will need to bring it down to street level. This will take about 4 men. Its really decision to see if you will take it. make the choice of what its worth to you and if you should move it.

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Chris Groenewald

5 years, 4 months ago

Good Day,
I have no idea what it costs to move lately, so where do I start with working out an estimate. Do moving companies look a weight or the amount of pieces?

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Ashley Richmond

5 years, 1 month ago

Hi Chris. It depends on the moving company. However, most moving companies decide the cost by the amount of space the move will take rather than by the amount of weight.

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Sarah Canner

5 years, 2 months ago

Hey guys, Sarah here.

Just wondering what the approximate price of a move within the five boroughs of New York would be.

Just a minimal move, not a lot of stuff, just wondering what the price range might be, no need for specifics.

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Ashley Richmond

5 years, 2 months ago

Hi Sarah, We are a company that connect people with reputable moving company so we would love for you to use our state by state moving tool. Click on the Moving Companies tab above to find movers that service NYC. Even small moves within the city tend to be a little more expensive if multiple smaller cars have to be moved, or a shuttle service due to parking. In addition make sure you get a parking permit with the city so that the van can park in front of your house during the move.
I would say your best bet is to use the Moving Companies click menu or use our Calculate your Move tool by filling out the upper right hand corner blue box. Its quick and easy to use. Hope this helps and good luck!

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Samantha Goldstein

5 years, 2 months ago

Hello there,

I was hoping to better understand how the moving calculator on your site works, do you need to enter every item and what if there are items that aren't there, is there a way to add an item by it's dimensions?

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Ashley Richmond

5 years, 1 month ago

The most important thing about the calculator is inputting all your inventory because it will allow you to calculate all the costs required.

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Ashley Richmond

5 years, 2 months ago

Hi Samantha. Yes to get an accurate price quote you need to enter in all the items that you are moving. If you have not packed all your boxes yet (I can assume you have not) estimate how many you have. At the end of the day if you have more or less the price will vary but not as much as if you do not enter in heavy and large items like a bed or a dresser. If you have items that are not listed you can click on the box titled "custom item" and you can name the item as well as enter in the dimensions (they are in feet) so you can add it to your list.

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Josh Bernstein

5 years, 1 month ago

Hello, I was interested in understanding how a person can move multiple cars, do I have to request multiple companies or can one company handle it, what would I look for in their name to let me know they are big enough to move seven cars?

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Ashley Richmond

5 years, 1 month ago

Hi Josh, it depends on the moving company and what they specialize in. Some small local moving companies don't like moving very large things at once while others, such as long distance or larger companies, can handle them. With seven cars, one company might be able to move them all but you should consider the time as they may not move them all at the same time and maybe each car would be moved on different days between one or two weeks.

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ShellyAnne T

4 years, 7 months ago

Can a moving company give me a quote via email, don't they have to do a walk through of the furniture before a quote?

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 6 months ago

They can give you a quote based on what you tell them you have to move but it may not be as accurate compared to getting a quote based on an in person estimate. This may result in a quote that is much higher compared to an in person estimate because they have to make sure they do not undercharge for the move. If you are looking for an accurate quote, it would be best to get an in person estimate.

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Edison V.

4 years, 7 months ago

Hello,

How binding are your moving estimates? Is this just a quote, or is there any sort of "ceiling" price? I only ask because I don't want to be estimated for one price and then be on the hook for a substantially higher price once the service has been rendered.

Please let me know!

Thanks,

Ed

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 6 months ago

The estimate that they give you cannot be exceeded at a later time. This is considered the ceiling price so you won't have to worry about it being exceeded. However, this is only true for moving estimates that are clearly stated as "binding moving estimates". If the word "binding" is not used to describe the estimate, then the price may or may not increase at a later date.

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Toni Prisla

4 years, 7 months ago

Good Day,

What is the going rate for tipping the movers? Can this be worked in the quote or is it best to give the movers something on the day?

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 6 months ago

Hey Toni,

We recommend that you tip your movers based on what you think they deserve for their work. There is no rule on what percents you give to your movers. Just tip based on their work and effort.

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Jane Feidson

4 years, 7 months ago

Looking for the cost to move a two bedroom townhouse. Not sure which online moving calculator to use to get the most accurate estimate. Also a little confused on how many men my job will need. Does two men and a truck sound right? or will I need more men? Someone help!

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 6 months ago

Hi Jane,

Our online moving calculator provides a very accurate estimate based on the individual items in your space. By plugging in what you own into the calculator you are able to see what the costs will be without taking into account the type of space you are currently in.

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Chad Hoffman

4 years, 6 months ago

Hi there,

I'm really stressing about my move. The company seems qualified, and the estimation was a little too high? How do I know if this company is over-charging me, or if I just underestimated the budget?

Thanks

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 6 months ago

The best way to check if an estimate given to you by a company is too high is to get another estimate from another nearby moving company. Before you get another estimate you may choose to show the second company the estimate you were given by the first company. If they are able to bring the price significantly lower, then the first company may be overcharging you. You can repeat this process with moving companies around the area till you are satisfied with the price.

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Aaron Harris

4 years, 6 months ago

I own a lot of heavy/ valuable equipment (TVs, couches, fridges, ect.). Would this be more to move because of the value, or is it usually estimated by room/ space?

Thanks in advance.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 6 months ago

Hey Aaron,

Most moving companies charge for moves by the amount of space taken up. But if you need help packing the things in your home, some moving companies charge you for the help by the hour. Although you do not have many items to move, the value of your items may increase the insurance you need for the move as expensive items, especially television sets, are more likely to get lost during a move.

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Kelli Hale

4 years, 6 months ago

How many estimations/ companies to I need to research before I make my pick? Just in general.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 6 months ago

Hi Kelli,

We believe that you should get as many companies to provide an estimate before you make your decision just as long as the estimates are provided to you at no cost. Most moving companies in the United States provide a free onsite estimate so if you have the time for multiple companies to do an onsite move, we highly recommend that you take them up on their offer.

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Heather Bryan

4 years, 6 months ago

Is storage included in estimates automatically? Or do you normally have to ask for that to be included in the estimate. I have to put some of my stuff in storage while we are painting the new house so we want a moving/ storage company.

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 6 months ago

Hello Heather,

Storage is most likely not included in the estimate unless otherwise stated by the moving company. If for some reason there is a delay on the moving company's part where your goods need to be kept in storage for a period of time, maybe due to bad weather or truck unavailability, your items may be kept in the company's storage free of charge. However, it is always good to check with the moving company by contacting them and making sure that your items are not being charged for.

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Brooke Edwards

4 years, 6 months ago

Thanks to this moving estimate calculator my husband and I was able to get a general quote as to how much it would have been to move from Rhode Island to Vermont. After we got the estimate, we called a few movers and found the perfect company that actually quoted below the estimate! I highly recommend this to anyone needing a general moving estimate, it made all the difference for me!

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 6 months ago

Hi Brooke,

We're glad that you liked our moving estimate calculator. We make sure our estimate calculator can cater to all people moving within the United States no matter where they are located. Our estimate is based on average prices from moving companies of each state. The estimate provided may be a bit higher than what is quoted because they may want your business and they are trying to compete with other moving companies in the area.

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United Post Online

1 year, 8 months ago

Hey, Ashely Can you tell me the average estimate of the move to san Francisco I just need it... I'm just read this article about USPS is it good for guidance

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United Forward Mail

1 year, 8 months ago

I have no clue what it expenses to move of late, so where do I start with working out a gauge. Do organizations look a weight or the measure of pieces?

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