What to consider when Moving Locally or Long-Distance
At All American Movers, we understand that you have a lot of concerns when trying to decide what Denver moving company to hire for a local or long-distance move. In order to find the right company, you have to make comparisons especially where the Denver movers’ cost is concerned. Price is always a key issue and getting the best value for the money is just as important as their credentials, their years of industry experience, and so on. The bottom line is to ensure that you’ve made the right decision and have looked carefully at all of the factors that could influence the cost of your move.
When you work with our company, we ensure professional assistance at every step of the way at the most competitive prices. From helping you pack, offering additional storage facilities to transportation and help with unpacking, we like to go that extra mile to ensure your satisfaction.
What is the average cost of a local move?
In the simplest of terms, a local move is one that doesn’t cross state lines. While some companies classify a local move as one that is 50 miles or less, others may say that local means within the same city, county, or state. The average Denver movers’ cost for a local move ranges from $800 to $1,200 based on the size of your home and the number of movers needed to assist in the task. To get a better idea of the number of movers that will be required, consider the following recommendations from All American Movers:
- 2 movers for a 1-bedroom house
- 2 to 3 movers for a 2 to 3-bedroom house
- 3 to 4 movers for a 4-bedroom house
- 4 or more movers for a 5+ bedroom house
In most cases, the cost of a local move will be based on an hourly rate. Furthermore,
there may be other costs associated with a local move such as fuel charges, handling specialty or valuable items, packing materials, and so on.
What is the average cost of a long-distance move?
Long-distance or interstate moves typically refer to moves that cross state lines or involve relocating internationally/overseas. Your Denver movers’ cost will be influenced by several factors. Although the cost of a long-distance move will be based on many of the same factors as a local move, you’ll also have line-haul fees which are determined by charging a price for the total weight of your belongings.
At All American Movers, the weight of your shipment is determined by weighing the moving truck when it’s empty and then weighing it again when it is fully loaded with your belongings. The empty truck weight is then deducted from the total weight in order to calculate an accurate Denver movers’ cost.
How does the size of your home affect the cost of moving?
The size and contents are of a home will affect the moving cost. Consequently, the cost of moving a small apartment will be considerably less than moving a 4-bedroom home. The size of the rooms in the home can impact the cost as well. If the home has stairs, this will contribute to an increase in the cost of moving. So, it stands to reason that moving items from an attic or basement will be a more difficult job for the movers and influence your Denver movers’ cost.
Does the timing of the move influence the cost of moving?
One of the primary factors that can influence the cost of moving is the time of year that the move takes place. In the moving industry, the peak season for moving runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. As a result, moving rates tend to be higher during the summer. Therefore, moving during the off-season could be ideal for those individuals who are moving on a tight budget. Regardless of the season, keep in mind that moving rates will usually be higher on national holidays as well.
Are you concerned about your belongings getting damaged in transit?
Another factor that can influence your Denver movers’ cost is liability coverage and valuation. At All American Movers, we provide basic liability coverage ($0.60 per pound per item) at no charge. However, if you want better coverage, you can always purchase 3rd party moving insurance from an independent agent or broker. If you want us to assume all liability for the cost of repairs or replacement, you would pay for what is known as Full Value Protection. We’d like to help you get the best insurance for your possessions.
We’d like to help you get the move completed successfully while ensuring that it is completely stress-free for you. For additional information about the cost of local or long-distance moving, contact All American Movers at your earliest convenience.