How Much Will My Move Cost?
We often get emails along the lines of, “Hi, I’m moving from one Arlington apartment to another. How much will my move cost?”
As you can guess, we definitely need more information to provide an accurate quote. (For example, to offer a rate, we need a full inventory of boxes and furniture, a breakdown of the stair and/or elevator situation, and a target date for the move.)
However, even without that information, we can give a general sense of what kind of budget you should plan when looking to hire movers in the Boston area.
Let’s you’re moving from a two-bedroom apartment in, say, Arlington to another in the same town. You’re flexible so you can move on a weekday in the middle of the month. (This is important, as weekends are more expensive, as are days near the end or the beginning of the month.)
A two-bedroom apartment will usually require a 24- or 26-foot truck and three movers, which would generally cost between $120 and $200 per hour between October and March. Of course, from April through September, the cost would be a little higher — from around $150 per hour up to $250 per hour.
With a larger, say, 5-bedroom house, you might be looking at five or six movers and multiple trucks. That would put the off-season rate between $220 and $400 per hour. Again, the summer and on weekends would have higher rates.
These aren’t firm numbers, and your moving rate will depend on the details of your particular situation. But they should give you a basic idea of what most local movers will charge.
Please let us know if you have any other questions or are interested in booking a move with us.