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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

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
Harry W
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Wrote a review on 12/23/2019
Penske Truck Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

price was good but both pick up and drop off has some minor issues. I am a little wiser now and will ask more questions next time. And yes, I willl rent from them again.

Distance: 360 mi
Cost: $230
Per. Mile: $0.64
SqFt. Moved: 2,400
Kenneth G
Litchfield, NH
Wrote a review on 12/7/2019
ABF U-pack Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

I think they're very good although I had some property which ended up being damaged. This may or not been cause by the trailer going over potholes, bumps, railroad tracks, ect.; however, the damages may have been the direct result of poor and reckless loading practices by the loaders of the company I hired to load the trailer.

Distance: 1,200 mi
Cost: $3,900
Per. Mile: $3.25
SqFt. Moved: 1,600
Karen S
Murrells Inlet, SC
Wrote a review on 12/4/2019
PODS Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

PODS was definitely the answer to my moving needs because I needed long term storage. I was very pleased with the level of customer service provided by PODS. Every one I spoke to was courteous and helpful and the PODS were delivered and picked up on time. Additionally, there was no damage to my household goods despite long distance moving and 7 months storage.

Distance: 360 mi
Cost: $4,000
Per. Mile: $11.11
SqFt. Moved: 2,800
Julia M
Portland, OR
Wrote a review on 11/23/2019
1-800-Pack-Rat Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

Well organized company. Note that if you are willing to wait up to 30 days for transport of the container, you can bring down the cost of transportation to your new destination.

Distance: 2,400 mi
Cost: $2,300
Per. Mile: $0.96
SqFt. Moved: 1,957
AnnLining S
Wheat Ridge, CO
Wrote a review on 11/20/2019
PODS Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

'water resistant' left some of my stuff water damaged. redelivery scheduling didn't match promises at the drop off end of the trip. left camping in an empty apt. for a week. charged for extra month of storage because they didn't/couldn't/wouldn't honored promised scheduling requirements at beginning of move. Had to fight to get storage fee reversed; then to get storage insurance (!) fee reversed.

Distance: 1,275 mi
Cost: $2,806
Per. Mile: $2.20
SqFt. Moved: 450
Debbie F
Key Largo, FL
Wrote a review on 11/13/2019
1-800-Pack-Rat Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

These people are awesome anytime you move try to get them to help you they are the best showed up on time card before they dropped off couldn’t ask for a better experience??

Distance: 145 mi
Cost: $3,000
Per. Mile: $20.69
SqFt. Moved: 1,700
Lisa B
Saint Louis, MO
Wrote a review on 10/26/2019
Budget Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

They worked hard and smart. Also agreed to move something to our daughter’s house a mile away from our home since we had an hour of time left. Nothing was damaged and they were organized and respectful.

Distance: 450 mi
Cost: $325
Per. Mile: $0.72
SqFt. Moved: 1,147
Becky B
Federal Way, WA
Wrote a review on 10/21/2019
Budget Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

The pick-up and drop-off locations were conveniently located. The truck was clean when I picked it up, and the blankets & appliance dolly were inside as I had ordered.

Distance: 1,350 mi
Cost: $933
Per. Mile: $0.69
SqFt. Moved: 650
Debra B
Petaluma, CA
Wrote a review on 10/6/2019
Uhaul Truck Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

The Uhaul was clean and ready. There is an app option you can get on your phone. I called 2 days before because I had reserved a 20 foot - which I was afraid to drive. The guy said I could do what I needed with a 10 footer - which I was relieved about. We ended up making 2 trips in the same town. The only glitch was a light came on at one point and trying to get someone to talk to us about our concerns was a little daunting.

Distance: 12 mi
Cost: $85.00
Per. Mile: $7.08
SqFt. Moved: 600
David F
Pearl, MS
Wrote a review on 9/28/2019
Uhaul Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

We found them to be very helpful and knowledgeable. They clearly explained the fees and how they would be applied. They were quick and had us in our rental within 20 minutes and that includes waiting on two people before us.

Distance: 18 mi
Cost: $87.00
Per. Mile: $4.83
SqFt. Moved: 1,830
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
Timothy C
Allentown, PA
Wrote a review on 7/29/2019
ABF ReloCube Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

ABF is a great way to move your items across the country. They parked a trailer in front of our home for a few days. We loaded it when it was convenient for us and we scheduled the time when they would come and pick the trailer up and move it across the country for us. They will drop it off at the front door of our new home so we can unpack it there. Simple. Convenient. Easy.

Distance: 2,000 mi
Cost: $7,000
Per. Mile: $3.50
SqFt. Moved: 1,800
Meghan R
New Haven, CT
Wrote a review on 7/20/2019
ABF ReloCube Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

This is my 2nd time using ABF/Upack relocube. I absolutely LOVE using this company and have had amazing customer service each and every time. The team is very responsive via emails and the terminal ABS teams are outstanding! Cannot boast enough just how amazing this service is compared to others. Tom in Orange is a total pro at dropping off and picking up the cubes, and Suzanne is a rockstar and truly an angel. You can rest easy that this company and the affiliates that they use are going to take very good care of you and your things.

Distance: 1,200 mi
Cost: $1,400
Per. Mile: $1.17
SqFt. Moved: 1,400

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