How Much Do Movers Cost?

How Much Do Movers Cost?Our pricing is very competitive and we customize each quote specifically to the clients needs. At Suburban Solutions, there are two types of moving charges.  Some moves are charged by the hour and some moves are charged via a flat rate, binding quote. DOT Regulation for intrastate moves and many State Regulations for interstate moves mandate that moves over 40 miles are considered long distance moves and must be charged a flat rate.  (Please note that the 40 mile rule is the general rule, but some states may vary slightly, consult with your local office for more information!)

For local moves, we charge by the hour.  The only other charge is a Truck and Travel fee.  We have a 2 hour minimum and we prorate by the minute for anything over 2 hours!  For local moves, we provide a low and high end estimate of how long we think the move is going to take and provide the total cost for each the low and high end number of hours.  How do you know how long a move will take?  Great question!  We base this off of years of experience in the local markets.  Most likely we are already familiar with your area and know some of the ins and outs.  We base the quote on three key pieces of information

  1. The conditions of your current home (where can we park our moving truck, the number of stories in your home, if you live in an apartment, what floor are you living on, if there is an elevator, how far is your apartment from the elevator, how far away can we park the truck from the elevator
  2. Same questions for your unload location
  3. A detailed inventory list of what we need to move for you

What are some things that can add cost to my move?  Things that are challenging for our moving crew that can add time and moving cost are long walks and tight stairwells and hallways.  Oddly shaped items, exercise equipment and lawn equipment / patio furniture can be challenging to pack tightly on the track and take additional time.

Local Moving Estimates are non-binding.  So if your move is quoted between four hours and five hours but only takes 3.5 hours, that is all you are charged for.  We base your estimate on the information provided.  We kindly request that you give us as much information as possible so we can be as accurate as possible!  If there are items that we need to move on moving day that we did not account for, it will take longer to perform your move!  

For long distance moves, we will provide you with a flat rate.  This is based on the same information as above as well as the weight and volume of your collective furniture.  Things like projected load and unload time also have an effect, as well as the pick up and drop off location.   We do not have any hidden fees or charges.  There is a tariff sheet of potential charges, but these only result if there is information not made known to us prior to quoting your job.  So long as the actual move matches our quote details, your price is set in stone.

We do have some additional fees for add on services like hoisting, piano moving and over night storage.  Your local office will be able to outline any additional fees in advance.  We pride ourselves on up front pricing with no surprises, so we make a point to get an estimate to you that clearly shows what you are paying for.

Lastly we also offer a series of retail items like boxes, tv boxes, wardrobe boxes, mattress bags that can add to your cost.  These are completely optional!