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Old 01-11-09, 11:00 AM
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On average how much does a moving company charge?

Let's say I wanted to relocate to the eastern states. How much on average does a moving company charge? We're looking at probably at a 22hr trip and 2 bedrooms worth of stuff. What are my options for such a relocation to save money? I would just get a large uhaul since I have to drive their anyways, but I'm unsure if my car would really pull such a large amount of stuff.

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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

Wrong forum, but to answer your question, it is an unanswerable question. It is all based on how much stuff you have, and the distance you are traveling. If you are going out of state, I can say it is expensive as HELL...
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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

My wife and I moved from the midwest to the pacific northwest last year. We ended up renting a Penske truck and a tow to tow her car (as she drove mine and I drove the truck). It was about 1700 miles and cost us just under $2000. To hire professionals to come and do it was at least double that. We had probably 3-4 rooms worth of stuff.

If you do rent a truck to move everything, I highly recommend Penske. Way better than Uhaul for cross-country moves.
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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

Just know there is a difference between insurance. The higher level will replace any damaged items with an equivalent item whereas the lower one will pay out at what it is worth at the time. The higher level is worth it if you have really nice furniture. If it gets dinged they will pay to have a professional furniture restorer fix it. Which is SUPER expensive.
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JUst keep all your audio and video stuff, give everything to the Salvation Army and buy new stuff wherever you're going.
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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

While I'm here, another Q: On average, how much does a meal cost at a restaurant?

[EDIT: Not quite as funny now that the OP actually added a few details about the move...]

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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

Why do I get those annoying black bars when I watch DVDs?


On topic, out last move cost us about $450. That was for the "big truck" and we moved about 25 miles.
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2000 for just the truck or for everything including gas?
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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

I second the Penske recommendation. Their trucks are far superior to U-Haul's.

I'm having about 1,000 lbs of stuff moved from California to South Dakota later this month. It's costing me about $850. That's just boxes--no furniture, nothing else. Mostly comic books from when I was a kid and other books and stuff that have been left at my parents' house since I moved out back in the early 90s.
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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

Since you are driving anyway get a truck and tow the car. Id guess 2.5X as much to hire a moving company rather than do it yourself.



If you call your local U-Haul, Budget, Ryder, etc., they are often able to reduce where the national 1-800 won't. I got my rental down another almost $400 by just playing the two local guys against each other. Had a reservation at both places, called to cancel at U-Haul, told them Ryder was cheaper, they beat them. Called Ryder to cancel, they beat U-Haul price. Well worth the 10 minutes on the phone. This was after haggling down the 1-800 people.

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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

lots of moving companies give u free quotes online now.
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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

Originally Posted by puddytay View Post
What are my options for such a relocation to save money?
I've known a couple of people who have used PODS for moving. They have a calculator at their website. Basically, they drop a container at your house which you pack yourself. They pick it up and deliver it at a time of your choosing. It's usually cheaper if you don't need it right away. Plus you don't have to drive a big truck yourself. I wouldn't put anything too fragile or valuable in them though.
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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

$500 - $10,000. On average.
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The whole amount.
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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

Originally Posted by mbs View Post
$500 - $10,000. On average.

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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

In 2001 a friend moved from Maryland to Seattle. The company paid for the moving, so it was those kind of services where they do everything. If I remember correctly it was around $7,000.
If you have the money and want professionals to do the moving it's not that bad.
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Re: On average how much does a moving company charge?

My BIL checked into PODs for a move to Arizona, and the were quite expensive.

I don't recall how much he paid, but I want to say around $1800 for basically athe amount of stuff from an average dorm room.

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