Moving Tips » Moving Costs

When the time comes for you to move, there are quite a few factors for you to consider. One of the more prominent factors is cost, and because the cost of a move is so hard to pin down, the very notion of it can be somewhat bothersome. If you are planning a move this year, there are various factors you will want to keep in mind as you work through figuring the cost of the total move.

More than likely you are prepared to pay for supplies like packing tape and boxes. Those items are simple to budget for because you get them at a set price. But getting anything beyond an estimate for your move is tough because there are so many factors involved.

Long Distance Move

If you have a long distance move ahead of you, the cost of your move is based on the distance you are traveling and the weight of your things. An interstate move can be as affordable as $1000, but ultimately depends on the weight of your belongings, the distance of your move and the services included in your move. At Red Ball, our agents are available to work with you to determine an accurate estimate based on the specific details of your move. We pride ourselves on our flexibility for our customers.

If you choose a full service moving company, packing, loading, transport, unloading and unpacking are all options available to you. Depending on how comfortable you are packing special items and other valuables, choosing a full service company may be the best way to ensure your things arrive at your new home intact and without damage.  Packing and unpacking are usually charged by the hour. The additional services will increase your spend, but the decision may be worth it in the long run.

Local Move

Local moves are less expensive. Unlike distance moves, local moves are charged by the number of hours the move takes. If you do the packing yourself, it is best to have your entire home packed and organized when the movers arrive to save time. Another time saving tip is to label the boxes accurately so when the movers are unloading they don’t have to spend much time figuring out which box goes where.

On average, a local move can be anywhere between $80-$150 per hour depending on the number of men needed for your move. Let us speak with you about your needs to determine what services make the most sense for you and how much those services will cost.

Our Price Guarantee

For customers who prefer a set price rather than an estimate, Red Ball offers a price guarantee which allows you to lock in your estimate. If you choose the price guarantee, the only way your price can increase is if the distance or weight of your belongings change after the estimate was given.

Find out more about the price guarantee option today.