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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

Barbara Z
Deerfield Beach, FL
Wrote a review on 7/31/2020
PODS Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

The customer service people on the phone were very informative about what the exact process would be for delivery and transfer of the POD. The guy that delivered the POD was very friendly and courteous about the placement of the POD for safety and ease of use. The POD was clean and undamaged. Would definitely use this mode of moving again.

Distance: 760 mi
Cost: $2,000
Per. Mile: $2.63
SqFt. Moved: 700
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
Porsha B
Atlanta, GA
Wrote a review on 7/15/2020
Uhaul Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

This guys were very professional and efficient. They were quick, and they took less than two hours to unload a 20 foot U-Haul truck. My appliances were taken care of and they were very careful to not damage anything. I was also worried about my appliances fitting into the small washroom. They were able to stack them on top of each other in I’m just so pleased with the work that they did for me. The owner is very quick and a great communicator. I text him he text me back instantly and he called me to make sure that his guys were there and that they were doing a great job.

Distance: 700 mi
Cost: $627
Per. Mile: $0.90
SqFt. Moved: 1,500
Joan C
Wynantskill, NY
Wrote a review on 7/12/2020
1-800-Pack-Rat Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

My container was put in my driveway the day before my move. Hire-a-helper loaded the container starting at 7am the next morning, The container was removed that afternoon. Less than 24 hours the move was completed!

Distance: 1,276 mi
Cost: $2,500
Per. Mile: $1.96
SqFt. Moved: 1,160
Todd H
Hewitt, TX
Wrote a review on 7/10/2020
ABF ReloCube Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

Delivered as promised, on time, according to contract. Their storage fees are high, but we knew that signing up for them. Our entire interaction with them was excellent. They even delivered for us as scheduled even though it was a day off.

Distance: 800 mi
Cost: $3,000
Per. Mile: $3.75
SqFt. Moved: 2,200
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
Kristen F
Greenville, SC
Wrote a review on 6/24/2020
ABF U-pack Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

Excellent service. Every person we spoke with or dealt with was professional. I was able to call after regular business hours. I would absolutely recommend ABF.

Distance: 800 mi
Cost: $2,200
Per. Mile: $2.75
SqFt. Moved: 2,000
Marie M
Toquerville, UT
Wrote a review on 6/20/2020
Budget Truck Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

The truck had a lot of mileage on it so we felt that we had to be extra careful going up hills. But, had no problems. They forgot to put rented hand truck on the truck.

Distance: 420 mi
Cost: $450
Per. Mile: $1.07
SqFt. Moved: 1,700
Cody H
Chicago, IL
Wrote a review on 6/18/2020
Budget Truck Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

The truck was the perfect size and in great shape. It did only get about 10 miles per gallon on the highway, so that added up on my 800 mile drive, but the A/C worked great and it handled the Tennessee mountains pretty well.

Distance: 800 mi
Cost: $1,500
Per. Mile: $1.88
SqFt. Moved: 1,100
Sheila K
Buffalo, NY
Wrote a review on 6/3/2020
Penske Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

Showed up to get our pre-reserved, pre-paid truck from Budget to find out that they had gone out of business 2 weeks earlier and we were not notified. Being the last weekend of the month, every truck in and around the city (Charlottesville, VA) was rented. Penske stepped in and found us a rental 1 1/2 hours away, gave us discount coupons, and saved the day! 0 stars for Budget! 5 stars for Penske!

Distance: 500 mi
Cost: $400
Per. Mile: $0.80
SqFt. Moved: 800
Ron a
Castle Hayne, NC
Wrote a review on 5/15/2020
1-800-Pack-Rat Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

My packing and move from Va worked like clockwork. Once in NC, everything went pretty well, until we will have waited almost 1 1/2 weeks for them to come and pick up the empty containers. I tried to reach them by email and/or phone every day with no response. Finally heard today (Friday), and they won’t be here til Tuesday.We live in a new build community, and other people were also moving in this week. Their truck had to be parked further down the street because of our containers. The movers had to move everything down the street to get to their house.

Distance: 350 mi
Cost: $4,000
Per. Mile: $11.43
SqFt. Moved: 2,250
Douglas H
Redlands, CA
Wrote a review on 5/8/2020
ABF U-pack Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

Kush Movers helped us load a trailer for a cross country move. They showed up on time and the owner, Kashawn, was very responsive to several phone messages. They were quick in loading the trailer, but could have been a little more careful. I asked Kashawn to slow down a bit to allow the workers to be a little more careful, but that did not happen. The loaders were extremely considerate and kind and I can't say enough good things about them. I can recommend this company, but would suggest that they take a little more time to ensure the protection of the belongings.

Distance: 2,000 mi
Cost: $3,800
Per. Mile: $1.90
SqFt. Moved: 2,900
Ryan F
Cambridge, MA
Wrote a review on 3/31/2020
ABF ReloCube Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

I really like working with ABF UPack. They were flexible with their dates and adjusting after I initially reserved them. They don't charge until they pick up the Relocubes, which I appreciate. Their drivers are also friendly and excellent at navigating narrow city streets with empty and loaded cubes. This is the second time I've used them, and I would not hesitate to use them again.

Distance: 2,000 mi
Cost: $3,117
Per. Mile: $1.56
SqFt. Moved: 1,200
Linda N
Phoenix, AZ
Wrote a review on 9/26/2019
Penske Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

I had significant problems with the 26 foot truck I rented from Penske, (one headlight was out, no air conditioning, a cab door that did not lock) but when I returned the vehicle they gave me a significant refund so barring their not inspecting the truck before pick-up I would use them again. Just make sure they have inspected the truck.

Distance: 1,100 mi
Cost: $1,200
Per. Mile: $1.09
SqFt. Moved: 3,500

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