One of the biggest considerations that someone has when planning a relocation is the costs. Moving can be stressful for families, and the unpredictable pricing can add further to the stress. 

Hiring movers can be an excellent way to ensure your relocation goes as smoothly as possible. This article will cover some factors determining the cost of hiring a moving company. 

Distance of the Relocation

A significant influence on the costs of relocation will be the distance required to reach the destination. Due to various costs like fuel and labor, local relocations will differ from long-distance relocations.

If you require a move across borders, you must consider customs and international shipping costs. When planning a relocation, you will also need to consider the preferred timeline for reaching your destination. 

Volume and Size of Items

The volume of your items will affect the size of the moving fleet and the time necessary to load and unload them. If you have minimal belongings, the mover can use a smaller moving truck for the project.

However, the price will increase if you have large furniture, vehicles, and other equipment. A moving company will need to utilize a larger vehicle to accommodate the collection of items. 

Additional Service Options 

Do you want a full-service moving experience? If you want to take a hands-off approach to your relocation, you must pay the moving company more for their services. 

Some services that can impact the costs of a relocation are:

  • Packing and Unpacking
  • High-Value Shipping
  • Insurance Coverage

When working with a moving company, you can choose which options you want for your relocation. The mover will calculate the relocation based on your required service options.

Time of Year of Relocation

The time of year that your relocation takes place will influence the costs of the service. Moving and storage companies have peak times of the year when many people want to relocate to a new area.

Typically, the peak times of the year are during the summer and spring when the weather is warm. Most people don't relocate during the winter, which is the less expensive time of the year. 

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Thomas Transfer & Storage is an experienced residential moving company with decades in the industry. If you want to work with a crew of trusted movers, look no further than our crews. 

Contact us today to request a free pricing estimate and learn more about our service options. Call to speak with one of our friendly representatives or fill out the online quote form to get started.