If you’ve ever requested a moving estimate, then you know that the cost factors for moving are confusing and often withheld. What’s the point of all this secrecy?
Competition, for one thing. If companies were 100% forthright with their prices, they could lose their competitive edge. Companies also keep moving costs a secret to avoid misleading customers. Exact prices are based on individual circumstances and can be deceiving when taken out of context.
To demystify moving expenses, we’ve broken down how moving companies typically determine prices, though each company does it a little differently.
So how do moving companies charge? There are seven factors that affect the price of your move:
- What type of move you’re doing
- The weight of your shipment
- The distance and route between your old home and your new one
- When you’re moving
- How long your move takes
- The price of special services
- The price of moving coverage
Keep reading to learn how these factors determine how your moving costs shake out. Along the way, we’ll also share some money-saving moving tips!