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MOVING COST CALCULATOR

Renting a truck and breaking your back aren't your only options. Fill out the info below and you'll instantly see a list of estimated quotes for all the available moving options that fit your move.

MOVING OPTIONS COMPARISON

D.I.Y. Move

Just You
Packing & Unpacking You
Loading & Unloading You
Driving You
Average Cost $660
Local Move: $273
Medium Distance: $576
Long Distance: $1,921
Average Time 31hrs
Planning: 6hrs
Packing: 13hrs
Moving Day: 12hrs

Very cost effective, and you have complete and utter control over every aspect of your move.

You have to ask your friends & family to help you move, again. There goes your weekend, and maybe even your back!

Hybrid™ Move

Helpers + Your Own Truck
Packing & Unpacking You
Loading & Unloading Helpers
Driving You
Average Cost $910
Local Move: $523
Medium Distance: $826
Long Distance: $2,171
Average Time 21hrs
Planning: 5hrs
Packing: 13hrs
Moving Day: 3hrs

You won't break your back or the bank! Takes minutes to book movers on your phone through HireAHelper.

You have to take more time to research your options and spend a little more than the DIY move.

Full Service Move

Movers + Truck
Packing & Unpacking You
Loading & Unloading Movers
Driving Movers
Average Cost* $2,568
Local Move: $1,300
Medium Distance: $3,000
Long Distance: $6,000
Average Time 51hrs
Planning: 48hrs
Packing: 2hrs
Moving Day: 1hrs

Someone else does all the work on moving day!

Takes days rather than minutes to get quotes. You may have to file for bankruptcy after the move. Seriously.

Recent HireAHelper Customer Move Costs & Reviews

Kristin H
Franklin, TN
Wrote a review on 7/31/2020
PODS Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

Everyone I spoke with was fantastic and my things all arrived without any damage. However, the original delivery date they gave me for my destination changed without notice. "That date is no longer available." I had to wait an additional week to get my container. They also weren't able to pick it up in a timely manner after the delivery, so it sat in the way of traffic for 4 days.

Distance: 900 mi
Cost: $2,200
Per. Mile: $2.44
SqFt. Moved: 1,200
Jessica P
Lewisburg, PA
Wrote a review on 7/24/2020
PODS Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

Delivery of the unit to the house I was leaving went perfectly fine. Will find out about the transportation and delivery to the new house in a few weeks.

Distance: 1,700 mi
Cost: $3,000
Per. Mile: $1.76
SqFt. Moved: 500
Stephen W
Phoenix, AZ
Wrote a review on 7/12/2020
ABF U-pack Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

The were good. Dropping and coming back within 3 days was ideal. I wish they were more clear with the delivery process. Essentially you're told 5-10 business days or something like that but they don't make it clear that it will arrive at a holding station and they will coordinate a dropoff with up to 3 days to empty which is key in hiring helpers to unload the trailer. But still a very good price point for the service.

Distance: 2,000 mi
Cost: $4,500
Per. Mile: $2.25
SqFt. Moved: 2,000
Cynthia K
Des Moines, IA
Wrote a review on 7/6/2020
Penske Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

Unlike Uhaul, Penske took AND fulfilled my reservation for a moving truck. The truck was very clean and easy to drive. I would definitely recommend over Uhaul for renting a truck.

Distance: 300 mi
Cost: $509
Per. Mile: $1.70
SqFt. Moved: 1,300
Susanna W
Brooklyn, NY
Wrote a review on 7/4/2020
ABF ReloCube Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

I lived in a 450 sq foot apartment and downsized my furniture to one full size bed, one table, and four nightstands plus maybe 50 boxes. It barely fit into one cube- but it fit.

Distance: 72 mi
Cost: $830
Per. Mile: $11.53
SqFt. Moved: 450
Victoria L
Brooklyn, NY
Wrote a review on 6/25/2020
Budget Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

Budget gets a 5-star rating because they were the cheapest company I could find in my area for a 1-way move. The truck didn't get great gas mileage (about 300 miles per tank) but it got the job done. Also, the service at the rental truck office was great and they were very accommodating enough to offer assistance before I went over mileage. Would rent from them again.

Distance: 1,100 mi
Cost: $439
Per. Mile: $0.40
SqFt. Moved: 700
Karen D
Everett, WA
Wrote a review on 6/25/2020
Uhaul Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

They saved my butt with this move. I had rented a truck through Budget and they botched my reservation so I had to rent a truck at the last minute. When I explained the situation the gentleman was unable to get me the size I needed but had a larger truck available. I said I'll take it. He then gave me a discount for the smaller truck price. I will forever be grateful to U Haul for my emergency save.

Distance: 1,550 mi
Cost: $1,017
Per. Mile: $0.66
SqFt. Moved: 720
Carol A
Plainsboro, NJ
Wrote a review on 6/22/2020
Budget Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

I had reserved a 12' truck for the day. I arrived as scheduled; they did not have this size truck and gave me at 16' instead at the same rate. Excellent customer service during pick up.

Distance: 10 mi
Cost: $55.00
Per. Mile: $5.50
SqFt. Moved: 900
Matt E
Trenton, NJ
Wrote a review on 5/24/2020
Uhaul Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

UHAUL was so easy to work with. I was scared I wouldnt find assistance during the pandemic but I simply told them what I needed and they made magic happen. Go with UHAUL for your moving needs!

Distance: 30 mi
Cost: $100
Per. Mile: $3.33
SqFt. Moved: 750
Nancy W
Waycross, GA
Wrote a review on 5/23/2020
1-800-Pack-Rat Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

The container was delivered and picked up without a hitch. Driver was very nice. I was hoping he would be the one to come back and pick it up! Thanks!

Distance: 75 mi
Cost: $840
Per. Mile: $11.20
SqFt. Moved: 1,200
Denny W
Dallas, GA
Wrote a review on 5/3/2020
Penske Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

We were very happy with our Penske truck rental for our move, they were extremely nice people to deal with. We would use them again. The truck ran well and was in very good condition.

Distance: 580 mi
Cost: $446
Per. Mile: $0.77
SqFt. Moved: 1,500
Heather G
Frankfort, KY
Wrote a review on 5/1/2020
1-800-Pack-Rat Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

The driver for 1-800-PACKRAT (Andy) called me before he came and gave me notice. He was very efficient dropping it off just where I needed it and walked me through how to open it and to secure it.

Distance: 100 mi
Cost: $500
Per. Mile: $5.00
SqFt. Moved: 1,200
Andee A
Portland, OR
Wrote a review on 3/2/2020
ABF ReloCube Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

I was impressed with U-Packs organization, communication and timeliness. I was able to update and check my reservation online, I received emails, texts and phone calls with updates and they were one time in delivering the Cube. After reading horror story reviews, I felt like moving using U-Pack was a way to stay in control of the process including loading it and putting my own locks on the Cube.

Distance: 2,000 mi
Cost: $1,700
Per. Mile: $0.85
SqFt. Moved: 850
Sanjay S
O Fallon, MO
Wrote a review on 12/25/2019
ABF U-pack Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

very good and on time. Best thing the price are very flexible (depending on length of trailer usage), accurate without hidden cost. Also you will be putting and opening your lock so least chance of loosing any item.

Distance: 1,100 mi
Cost: $2,000
Per. Mile: $1.82
SqFt. Moved: 1,160

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