Why Is Moving So Expensive?

Home moving can be an exciting but stressful time and an added factor into the stress involved is determining how you’ll get your items from Point A to Point B. This comes down to one of two choices: moving yourself or hiring professional movers. Moving on your own can be challenging, and not only can it turn into a hassle, but can become physically challenging and has the potential risk of damage to your belongings.

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On the other hand, hiring professional movers ensures you avoid the heavy lifting and physical toll, but it does cost money to hire them. Of all the questions we get asked about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, questions about cost are the most frequent.

If you’re leaning toward hiring a moving company but find yourself wondering why moving is so expensive, we’re here to answer a few of those questions and explain the process a little more!

Why does moving cost so much?

The main answer to this is the number of moving parts involved. First and foremost, time plays a huge factor in what your final bill will be. This includes the amount of time you have with your move team,  time of truck use and fuel, and professional-grade moving equipment to keep your belongings safe.

Other factors that play into the cost of a move include:

  1. Drive time from your old location to your new
  2. The amount of time it takes to load and unload the moving truck
  3. Distance of the walk from the truck to the load/unloading location
  4. Flights of stairs

Factoring all of this into the equation and pairing it with a commitment to keeping customer belongings safe by using only professionally trained movers and the proper moving equipment, it’s easy to see how many things affect the final number on a moving bill.

How are professional moves priced?

According to research done by Forbes, the average cost to hire movers and move a three-bedroom home locally in 2024 costs around $2,100, and the average cost for a long-distance move of around equal size is $5,500.

Along with the information we listed in the paragraph above, there are other factors that will cause variation in the cost of a move, including the city and state where the move is taking place. Generally speaking, the bigger the living space being moved, the more movers will be needed to complete the move and the higher the bill will be.

All of this can add up, and when packaged together with the stress of doing it yourself, hiring professional movers can seem like the superior option.

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