MOVING COSTS CALCULATION
Calculation of moving costs depends on multiple factors, but it does make a significant impact on the cost of your move. Because the more difficult the move is, the more manpower you need to get the work done. However, the following are a few key factors that local moving companies consider when pricing a move.
- Are you moving out of an apartment complex? If so, what is the distance between your apartment and the elevator? How far is it from the elevator to the loading zone?
- Are you moving out of a house? If so, how many floors does it have? How many bedrooms are you moving?
- What sort of furniture and equipment are you trying to move? Because the larger and heavier they are, the more people you need to carefully maneuver them.
With our years of experience, we have very well understood the importance of picking the right number of movers. Because if you have booked only about two movers for a move that might take over 6 hours, chances are that things are going to get a lot more complicated.
This is because movers play a key role in any move, so they can directly affect the time taken for your move and as well as the cost of it. This is exactly why it is important to consider the number of movers required for a smooth move.
WHAT DOES “MINIMUM TIME” MEAN FOR MOVING COSTS?
The minimum time is what movers consider when quoting a base price for their services. For instance, if your movers estimate a minimum duration of 4 hours for the move, then regardless of whether the job is done in less than 4 hours, the movers would charge the price quoted for the said 4 hours.
At Aris, we offer a 5% discount on bookings made 10 days in advance. So if you have a move coming up on your schedule, make sure to ring us up ASAP.
What is the cost of moving?
As pointed out, the cost of moving depends on a variety of factors. However, a move should cost you about $1000 on average, but if it is a long-distance move it will cost you about $4890.
What does it cost to purchase liability coverage?
If you hire an interstate mover, they will be legally required to provide full value protection or released value protection for you. Released value protection is the most basic type of coverage and hence is included in your moving cost. But if you are looking to upgrade your coverage, you should purchase full value protection – in which the mover is required to replace or reimburse you for any damages and losses made during the move.
Can moving costs be reduced?
Yes. If you have made any donations before or after the move, make sure to keep records. Because donations made to charities are susceptible to tax deductions.
Is my moving expense tax-deductible if I moved for work?
Yes, your moving expenses will be tax-deductible. Check on the IRS regulations to see whether you qualify for the said deduction.