Household Goods Moving FAQ: How Much Does Household Moving Cost?
The household moving industry runs on the backs of large household moving trucks hauling people’s possessions from one city to another, and it’s anything but cheap. Household moving services, though, are expensive because they need to be; it’s not cheap to operate a 53′ moving truck, going from one city to another, oftentimes across hundreds if not thousands of miles, and not everyone can afford the high cost of household goods moving. Unlike auto transport services, you’re looking at moving a lot more weight, on the whole, and it takes more time and more effort for the moving company and its employees to handle all your worldly possessions as opposed to simply driving a car on or off the truck. Household moving is expensive because it needs to be.
Your price is based on several factors: where you are shipping from and to, how much you are moving, and what time of the year you are moving. Extenuating circumstances can also alter your price, and we’ll get to those in just a minute, but for now let’s talk about those three things. Shipping locations play a major role in your price, just like with auto transport, and the farther away the two cities are the more it’ll cost. Weight also plays a factor; one-room apartments are going to cost less than a four-bedroom house because there’s less overall weight, and the season you’re shipping can also play a factor as more people move during the summer, so while demand is higher supply is still the same (supply being how many moving companies and trucks are out there), which forces the price up.
Extenuating circumstances, which your moving company will explain to you, are things like where your house is located and how easy it is to get there. Many cities have ordinances on the books that make it difficult for moving companies to get in and out of certain neighborhoods or downtown areas, and if this is the case your moving company will have to contract with a local moving company with smaller trucks in order to get your goods to you. This is just one of many. If a moving company’s truck breaks down, it can take longer for them to get your goods to you, and they may charge you for the extra time wasted – not that many will, but some of them just have less scruples than others. You can get multiple free household goods shipping quotes from our roster of great and reliable moving companies by filling out our moving quote form on this page; you can also fill out our auto transport quote request form and simply select our household goods moving option if you’re shipping a vehicle as well. And, of course, you can call us at 800-930-7417 with any questions or concerns.