Planning a move? The residential movers in Worcester from Liberty Movers have put together some answers to help you understand one of the most important questions about your move: How much will it cost.

How Local Moves are Priced

If you’re moving in town, plan to pay based on how long it will take for the movers to transport your belongings from point A to point B, plus the transportation costs. Local moving companies have an hourly rate, so your cost will include that rate times the number of movers needed times the hours it will take to complete the move.

How Long-Distance Moves are Priced

Unlike the cost of local moves, which are based on time, the price of a long-distance relocation is based on the weight of the items. Here’s how it works with our Worcester long-distance movers:

  • An estimator will inventory the items being moved.
  • A formula that estimates the total weight will be applied.
  • That weight and the moving company’s tariff rate will be used to calculate the cost of the move.

Why In-Home Estimates are Needed

Some moving companies provide estimates over the phone, but it’s difficult to provide an accurate estimate without an in-home consultation. A reputable moving company will want to do an in-home estimate in order to provide accurate pricing. In-home estimates are also the only way a moving company can accurately assess if they’ll need to account for circumstances such as stairwells and elevators.

Pricing for Additional Services

Once the base price has been established, additional moving services will be priced separately. These services, such as storage, custom crating, and piano moving, require additional manpower and, therefore, come with an additional cost.

Binding vs. Non-Binding Estimates

Getting the estimate in writing is a must and understanding the kind of estimate you receive is equally important. A binding estimate means that the mover cannot tack on extra charges for unexpected circumstances. However, a non-binding estimate does allow the moving company to add charges up to a specific limit to cover additional costs.

Trusted Worcester Moving Company

Liberty Movers brings more than a century of experience to your relocation, and we provide fair prices and exceptional customer service. Contact us today to learn more and fill out our online form now to schedule a no-obligation consultation.