Moving can be a stressful time. It can take weeks of planning, and the costs associated with a move can add up. But with Hilldrup, you don’t have to worry about the cost of your NYC local move. Our team is here to help you understand the basics of a local move, so you can plan accordingly.
Whether you’re moving into your first home or upgrading to a larger one, hiring local movers will save you the time and stress of packing and navigating tricky New York City parking regulations and building restrictions. Our experienced movers in NYC know the challenges of your neighborhood and will work with you to get your belongings safely into the moving truck and onto your new home.
When comparing quotes, it’s important to understand what each company includes in their estimate. Make sure you get a breakdown of charges and compare services, as some companies may have additional fees that aren’t necessary for your specific move. Also, be wary of low estimates, as they can often be bait-and-switch tactics used by rogue movers (more on this below).
The type of move you’re making—local or long-distance—will affect how much you pay for a move. The general rule of thumb is that anything over 50 miles is considered a long-distance move, while local moves are typically shorter distances within the same state or metro area.
Many local movers offer full-service moves that include packing and unpacking, furniture disassembly and reassembly, storage, trash removal and cleaning. However, full service movers are typically more expensive than a la carte services.
In addition to hourly labor, other moving costs can include rental fees for a truck or portable storage container, fuel surcharges, and utility deposits and connections for your new home or business. You should also factor in the cost of supplies, such as boxes, bubble cushion roll, and packing tape. If you’re planning to use a PODS storage unit as part of your local move, you can save money by arranging delivery and pick-up times during the week, as rates are lower than on weekends.
For a seamless local move, it’s important to work with a reputable mover who is licensed and insured. The moving industry is riddled with rogue movers who are not properly licensed and insured, so it’s important to always check a company’s license information before hiring them. You can also check the U.S. Department of Transportation number for interstate moves and state-specific licenses for local moves. It’s also a good idea to request references before hiring a mover. Ask friends, family members and colleagues about their experiences with local movers to get an accurate sense of the quality of service they received. A reputable moving company will be happy to provide you with references from past customers. You can even look at reviews on online forums to see what other people are saying about the company you’re considering. This will help you make an informed decision and select a local mover who is right for you.