Calculating Moving Costs

If you’re planning to move from your home, there are probably a lot of things on your mind. Perhaps one of the last things you’ve been thinking about is how much your big move is going to cost you. At Clemmer Moving and Storage, we like to take the guesswork out of estimating residential movers in Philadelphia. Here are all the most important things to keep in mind when you’re planning your move. 

Long Distance or Local Moving? 

Most moving companies follow the same template when they are estimating the costs of moving. The calculations depend on whether you’re planning a long distance move or a local move. Local moving is typically priced out hourly. The total cost of moving will be calculated by adding up how many crew members are needed to complete your move, transportation fees, and any additional services you may want. 

If you’re planning a long distance move, the price is calculated based on the weight of the items, similar to shipping costs. This is typically estimated through electronic means once the movers have come to your home or office and taken stock of all the items you need to move. Once there is an estimate of the weight, that cost is combined with other fees to get your total estimate. 

Professional In-Home Estimates 

To make sure that you receive the correct estimate for your home, you’ll want your Philadelphia long distance movers to come to your residence to complete the full estimate. Otherwise, whatever number you receive will probably be inaccurate. Plus, when movers come to your home ahead of moving day, they can anticipate any issues that you may have getting items in and out of your home. That can cut down on any hold ups on the day of the move and ultimately save you money. 

Ask About Binding Vs. Non-Binding Estimates 

After you receive your estimate, you’ll want to confirm whether the estimate is binding or non-binding. Either way, there may be exceptions, so you’ll want to read your contract carefully and ask questions as they arise for you. That’s the only way to make sure your residential movers in Philadelphia are all on the same page and ready to deliver high quality services to you in a timely manner. 

When you receive your estimate, you’ll want to make sure all of these details are included: 

  • Labor Costs 
  • Gas Costs 
  • Packing Material Costs 
  • Additional Services Costs
  • Taxes & Local Fees
  • Any Discounts
  • Insurance Costs 

Call Our Team for Your Free Estimate

If you’re ready to get a clear picture of how much your move is going to cost and you don’t want any hassles, reach out to Clemmer Moving and Storage. We are ready and waiting to help you make your move stress free. And we provide clear, detailed estimates so that you can budget exactly how much your move will cost. Reach out today to learn more!