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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

Margaret L
Garland, TX
Wrote a review on 10/28/2019
Budget Truck Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

Pretty good truck, much much larger than what we had expected. Wished moving blankets would have been clean which is the main reason for only four stars.

Distance: 900 mi
Cost: $1,200
Per. Mile: $1.33
SqFt. Moved: 1,200
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
Ted R
Pasadena, CA
Wrote a review on 10/24/2019
Penske Truck Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

Penske was good - but HOme Depot, where I picked up the truck wasn't. They claimed the truck had a full tank when it was 1/2 full and when I pointed out the DEF tank was almost empty, the response was to tell me that DEF fluid wasn't needed.

Distance: 2,400 mi
Cost: $4,000
Per. Mile: $1.67
SqFt. Moved: 1,000
Sharon T
Emmett, ID
Wrote a review on 10/8/2019
PODS Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

I was happy with everything, but the lack of good advice on packing blankets and tie downs. I felt that the representative could have been more helpful since I was inexperienced at this process.

Distance: 16 mi
Cost: $400
Per. Mile: $25.00
SqFt. Moved: 2,092
Steve E
Manhattan, NY
Wrote a review on 9/27/2019
Penske Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

The truck check-out process was very smooth, the guy even gave me a free padlock! Driving a truck for the first time on city streets was harrowing but it worked out. I ran into some mechanical issues getting the truck out of the city (turns out I was just overreacting), and the 24/7 help service was fantastic. They have a ton of empathy, they care and make followup calls and check in on you, even the onsite tech who'd been on duty for 12 hours at that point was chatty and took the vehicle for a spin around the neighborhood to suss out what was going on. I felt super well taken care-of, and that doesn't happen much (especially in the moving business!). I can't see me ever trying a different truck rental company.

Distance: 400 mi
Cost: $1,000
Per. Mile: $2.50
SqFt. Moved: 1,200
Andy R
Omaha, NE
Wrote a review on 9/19/2019
ABF U-pack Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

The informational videos provided by UPack were dated and no longer applied to the equipment they provided, but they also provided additional equipment that I was not expecting. The dispatchers and drivers were very friendly and took time to explain to us how everything worked and our next steps in the process.

Distance: 1,400 mi
Cost: $5,600
Per. Mile: $4.00
SqFt. Moved: 1,303
Ben A
Mount Holly, NJ
Wrote a review on 9/6/2019
PODS Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

The 8' x 16' POD worked out great for our cross country move! Hire A Helper provided 2 guys to load and unload it in 2 hours at each end and nothing broke - we packed our possessions well and the helpers knew just how to load and tie down the stuff in our POD.

Distance: 3,000 mi
Cost: $5,000
Per. Mile: $1.67
SqFt. Moved: 1,500
Mike T
Pittsford, NY
Wrote a review on 8/20/2019
1-800-Pack-Rat Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

Loved the fact we could pack at our own pace. They met all their pickup and delivery commitments and made sure to do what was necessary not to damage our belongings or the area where the pods were set.

Distance: 400 mi
Cost: $2,800
Per. Mile: $7.00
SqFt. Moved: 3,000
Molly N
Columbus, OH
Wrote a review on 8/13/2019
ABF U-pack Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

The trailer arrived on time in good condition for us to load and unload our stuff. The drivers were very friendly, and the customer service was excellent throughout. We definitely recommend this option!

Distance: 2,400 mi
Cost: $3,700
Per. Mile: $1.54
SqFt. Moved: 1,200
Thomas L
Evergreen Park, IL
Wrote a review on 7/28/2019
1-800-Pack-Rat Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

The container arrived on time and was very clean. The blankets also were very clean. When they came to pick the container up the driver was very efficient.

Distance: 1,700 mi
Cost: $300
Per. Mile: $0.18
SqFt. Moved: 1,000
Melina B
Annapolis, MD
Wrote a review on 7/21/2019
Uhaul Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

The truck was clean, ran great, and used less gas than expected, even driving through some mountains. The Uhaul employees were friendly and helpful as well, making pick-up and drop-off a breeze.

Distance: 850 mi
Cost: $800
Per. Mile: $0.94
SqFt. Moved: 750
Michael K
League City, TX
Wrote a review on 7/9/2019
ABF ReloCube Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

I've used this company before. We used a large trailer. They drop it off, you fill it, they pick it up and take it to your new location. Its important to pack you own stuff well so that it does not get damaged on the trip. We wrapped our furniture in blankets as well as shrink wrap. Boxes need to be sturdy, especially if on the bottom of the pile. By doing some or all of the packing or loading yourself, you spend less on the move. The large trailer comes with a ramp, so be ready to work with that as you load or unload. The trailer floor is about 4 feet off the ground. We hired loaders for most of the heavy lifting, but also did some of the work ourselves. When you learn which phone numbers to use for what, you can get all your questions answered and handle the details.

Distance: 928 mi
Cost: $3,703
Per. Mile: $3.99
SqFt. Moved: 2,800
Joel D
Newark, CA
Wrote a review on 7/5/2019
Uhaul Truck Review
(5 out of 5 rating)

Renting, picking up, and dropping off the U-Haul truck was very straight forward. I was also surprised how comfortable the cab was even with riding with 3 people. The truck handled well through the mountains and the AC worked great.

Distance: 1,300 mi
Cost: $1,150
Per. Mile: $0.88
SqFt. Moved: 1,500
Cole B
Atlanta, GA
Wrote a review on 6/17/2019
ABF ReloCube Review
(4 out of 5 rating)

UPack was fine aside from the mixed stories I got from their Sales folks. The first told me the units were airtight, leak-proof and stored in a warehouse between moves. Once the units arrived, I called and asked where the warehouse was located only to learn they don't use a warehouse. They store the cubes in an uncovered lot they own. When we unpacked, one of the cubes had leaked and we lost one piece of furniture due to mold. I'm guessing that one cube was damaged. ABF was good to work with aside from a staff member at the Savannah ,location who was quite rude. Diane and her team in Atlanta were amazing on the delivery side! They were kind, professional and caring. THANK YOU!

Distance: 500 mi
Cost: $1,400
Per. Mile: $2.80
SqFt. Moved: 1,100

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