Moving Company Rates After Your Construction Build
The idea of paying for movers can be daunting, because it may actually become a huge expense. However, if you do have a big house you want to empty out for a move, this is something that you should seriously consider. Packing up for a family can be very tiring and time-consuming, and many people who decide to try to save money often regret it when they are knee-deep in stuff to pack, load and unload.
A moving service is a service that you pay for to ease the load of moving. These people are experts who know what they are doing. They know how to pack everything, up to the most fragile little trinket. They know how to maximize the space in the trunk and make sure your stuff will not move around during the drive. They know how to carry heavy furniture without breaking the items or their backs. In short, you pay them to handle your move so that you will not have to think about it.
For this ease and convenience, you would have to pay a bit, of course. The cost varies per state and city, but the national average for 2 men and a truck will set you back around $90 to $120 hourly. If you choose to only hire labor (no truck), you can expect to pay around $60 to $80 hourly.
Beyond this rate, expect to pay for parking (if not free), packing materials (if you are not buying it yourself), and even possibly travel fees. These additional fees depend on the location and the company you are thinking of hiring.
The hours you pay include the time they spend packing, so you may also consider this in your budget. Packing on your own is free, of course, but consider the time off you may need to take from work to do this. You will also be much slower than the experts and may end up using more boxes and space.
The rates will also change if you are moving across the country, or over 100 miles away. You can expect to pay around $2000 to $5000, depending on how far you are moving and how much stuff you have.
If you are moving from a small apartment, then the cost might not be as significant. You can expect to shell out $150 to $200 for about 3-4 hours.
The decision on whether to hire a moving company or to do it yourself should be made considering the whole picture and not just the cost. Sure, it might be a considerable amount, but try to calculate your costs of hiring a truck yourself, carrying your stuff (including the big furniture) to the truck and into the new place, and possibly driving back and forth several times to complete the move. You will still need extra hands and friends may come to help, but you will have to provide snacks or a way to thank them. If considering all these within a moving company in Katy, you still find that the cost and the hassle of moving without professional help are still much less, then hiring a mover is not the solution for you. Otherwise, you might find yourself less stressed and happier treating yourself to a professional moving service.