LoadUp claims that its prices are typically 20%–30% cheaper than its competitors. To check this claim, we compared LoadUp’s prices to the prices in our Average Cost of Junk Removal guide.
Rates vary by location, but we found that LoadUp consistently charges less than other companies (though it’s not always a full 20%–30% cheaper).
For example, it costs roughly $140 on average to get an old fridge taken off your hands, but LoadUp charges around $126 for this service. And while other companies typically charge at least $150 to haul away a sofa, LoadUp will do it for a mere $96.
We gathered the averages in the table above by requesting quotes in five different ZIP codes in different regions across the US.
This is where we typically say that our prices were gathered from online estimates, and that to get a more accurate price, you should do an in-home estimate. Most junk removal companies will adjust their prices at least a little after giving a quote online.
However, with LoadUp, we don’t actually need to do that.
Why? LoadUp guarantees its online quotes. All you need to do is enter your ZIP code and start adding items to your LoadUp inventory. Whatever price you’re quoted online is the price you’ll pay for your service.
Of course, if you enter your inventory incorrectly (i.e., you don’t disclose everything you want hauled away or you misjudge the size of a table you’re throwing out), your price will go up. Make sure you enter your information as accurately as possible.
It’s also important to mention that there are some ZIP codes that we couldn’t get online quotes for. LoadUp’s site doesn’t explain why online quotes aren’t available for some areas—it just tells you to give LoadUp a call instead.
You may have noticed that the price we listed for hauling away a sofa, a table, and a fridge together is much cheaper than the sum of hauling all three away individually. This is because LoadUp charges a service area fee (generally $50–$80) on every order.
These fees are the same whether you’re paying LoadUp to take one item or a dozen, so it’s much more cost-effective to book a LoadUp service if you’ve got several large items to throw away.
These fees cover taxes, transportation, and loading costs. Service fees ranged between $50 and $80 on our quotes, but they could very well be more (or less) in some areas.
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If LoadUp’s prices sound ideal for your budget, head over to their website to request your guaranteed quote!