How to estimate the cost of your move
Moving in NYC can be expensive, you might have a certain budget, and it’s really difficult to plan out your moving costs if you don’t know the price of your move directly. Every move is unique in their own way. There are many variables that go into the cost of a move. Moving companies in NYC have their own unique formula to determine how to estimate the cost of your move. Though many NYC movers and office movers keep that formula a secret, there are still ways to know how to estimate the cost of your move.
Distance plays an important role when you’re moving. If you’re moving locally, such as cross-borough moving from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Moving companies will often charge by the hour since it’s not a long commute. Most moving companies will charge for the full hour. So assuming your entire move takes an hour and forty-five minutes, they’ll still charge for 2 hours. You can generally bet that a move in NYC would cost anywhere from $80-$100+ dollars depending on how big the move is. The cost will also change depending on how many movers are needed for the job. Serenity offers a deal where you can cut your moving costs by $100 on your next move or $80 worth of free moving boxes. Another question people have is how much to tips movers in NYC. Check out our guide to tipping movers in NYC.
Weight starts to become a factor when you are moving long distance. If you are moving to different states, the cost often becomes dependent on the weight of your items, and how much space they take up.
The way they would determine the weight of your move is by going to your home. They will inspect everything that you need to move, and estimate how much each major item or box would weigh. Then, on the day of the move, once the truck is all packed up and ready to go, we use a special scale. This scale weighs the truck and see how many pounds are being transported, and thus giving you the exact price of your move. You’ll also have to consider the price of gas for the truck if it’s a long drive. To save some money on your move, you can book a storage unit. So you can pick up whatever you leave in the unit at a later date. Get Free Pickup when you book with Serenity storage.
There are a ton of supplies you’re going to have to invest in if you want to move all of your belongings. You would need sturdy cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, tape, newspapers and more. It can rack up a bigger price tag than you might expect. Serenity offers $80 worth of free moving boxes when you sign up for a moving job.
Time of year
There are times in the year where it is more expensive to move, many moving companies are often more busy in the summer because there is a higher demand for moving services. If you decide to move in the winter, you’ll have a better chance of getting a good price. To learn more, check out our post about when to move in NYC. It’ll give you a good idea of the season and times to move.
Moving in NYC can be very stressful, and it can be even more stressful if you don’t have a clear price right off the bat. Even though you won’t get the exact number until the very end, this guide should be able to give you a better idea of how to estimate the cost of your move. Make sure you save some money to hire a locksmith company. If you want to learn more about moving check out the rest of our blogs. Learn about things you should do on the first day you move into your new apartment. Also, learn how to move into a dorm and moving to college in NYC from Serenity Movers!