Why Household Moving is So Expensive
If you’ve ever moved to another state before, you’ll know that moving household items can be a pretty expensive – not to mention time-consuming – endeavor. Have you ever stopped to wonder why exactly household moving costs are so high? As with any interstate transportation service, regardless of the industry, the costs involved in physically hauling that much stuff are pretty high for the companies that move them, and in order to cover those costs they have to charge their customers more. There are a few major factors that will play important roles in your price including how much you’re shipping and how far those items need to be moved.
Weight is perhaps the most important determining factor in your shipment, as most companies will charge a flat per-mile rate regardless of how much you need to ship. Household movers have a lot of different ways to factor the cost of household moving services, but their first look will be at how much you’re actually looking to ship, and the more you have to ship, the more expensive it will be. Things such as electronics and furniture tend to weigh the most, and they’ll often compose the bulk of your household goods shipping price. You should get an idea of how much your stuff will weigh before you actually start searching for quotes, though, so you’ll be better prepared when you start getting quotes – and your quotes will be more accurate as well.
How far your stuff has to go is also an important factor in your shipping price. Like with shipping a vehicle, distance will be a big factor in your price, and the further your household moving company has to go the more expensive it will be. Local shipments tend to cost the least – in-town shippers are a dime a dozen in most major cities and metropolitan areas, but interstate haulers are a bit harder to find. You can discuss your shipment with a live agent for more information, of course, and they’ll let you know what their tariffs and prices are in that regard. Different companies charge different prices in terms of distance, so gathering multiple quotes is going to be important to finding the right shipper for the right price.
The best way to go about finding a good, reputable household moving company would be to fill out our free household goods moving quote request form, which can be found on our Household Moving Articles page. There you’ll find our household-only quote request form, and when you fill that out and submit it you’ll get multiple free household goods transportation quotes from top-rated shipping companies. If you’re looking to ship household items as well as a vehicle, you can get both by filling out our free online auto transport quote request form and selecting the option to get household moving quotes as well as auto transport quotes. You can also contact one of our own live agents, any time, by calling toll-free at 800-930-7417 should you have questions, concerns, or just need some help getting your quotes.