Knowing the cost of hiring movers—whether you’re going for a town-to-town or cross-state move—can help you plan your budget and ensure you have enough cash on hand for everything.
So, let’s get into the details of per-day moving costs and learn how you can save money in the process.
Average Cost of Hiring Movers for a Day
The average cost of hiring movers in Carrollton, Texas can vary depending on several factors, such as your home size, number of landings, and items. However, here is a general run-down of local and cross-country moving costs:
Local Moving Costs
If you’re making a local move, you’ll be charged an hourly rate of $90 to $120 per hour for hiring two men and a truck to wrap, load, and haul your stuff to your new home. But if you’re hiring only labor, you might have to pay around $60 to $80 per hour.
Taking into account the hourly pay of each mover, let’s figure out how much it would cost to hire movers for a day:
- Two-bedroom house: $940 for four hours of labor. If you’re moving out of a two-bedroom, 1,000-square-foot house with the help of four movers doing the local relocation job in four hours, you’ll spend around $940.
- Three-bedroom house: $1,920 for eight hours of labor. If you’re moving out of a three-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot house with the help of four movers who finish the job in eight hours, expect to pay around $1,920.
- Four-bedroom house: $2,400 for ten hours of labor. If you’re moving out of a four-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot house with a team of four local movers working for ten hours on your move, you’ll pay around $2,400 for the move.
If you need help with packing and unpacking, you’ll probably be charged around $60 per hour for the additional services. And don’t forget to factor in the tip for your movers, which is around $5 per mover per hour.
Also, remember that the above costs aren’t set in stone. They may vary depending on the size of your move, special items, move distance, and other factors.
If you’re moving cross-state or country, your moving costs will rise. You can expect to pay at least $0.70 per pound (of your items) moved over a distance of 1,000 miles. This cost doesn’t include any additional services you may require, such as packing and unpacking.
As long-distance moves are calculated on a case-by-case basis, your movers will conduct an on-site survey, where they’ll visit your home and check out your move-related items, before they give you an accurate estimate or settle on a price. However, here’s a list of approximate long-distance moving costs you can check out to get an idea about the cost of your cross-state or cross-country move:
- Two-bedroom house: A two-bedroom home typically has an approximate weight of goods of around 4,000 to 6,000 pounds. Moving 1,000 miles would cost approximately $2,800 to $4,200.
- Three-bedroom house: If you’re moving out of a three-bedroom house with 7,000 to 9,000 pounds of goods and moving them 1,000 miles, you will have to pay $4,900 to $6,300.
- Four-bedroom house: A four-bedroom house comes with at least 10,000 to 12,000 pounds of goods, which amounts to $7,000 to $8,400 when moved 1,000 miles.
If you’re making a long-distance move, contact at least three to five movers and ask them for on-site estimates. Having several estimates on hand will ensure you don’t face any surprises or exceed your budget.
Factors That Affect the Per-Day Mover Cost
Now that we know how much a potential move would cost, let’s take a look at factors that may increase or decrease your estimate:
Size of Your Move
The more things you’re moving, the higher your estimate will be. For instance, if you’re moving out of a two-bedroom house, you’ll pay significantly less than if you were relocating from a four-bedroom home.
Special Items and Add-Ons
Special items include pool tables, hot tubs, toolboxes, safes, canoes, kayaks, surfboards, and plants. These items need extra care and attention to ensure they arrive at your new home in pristine condition. You can expect to pay $100 to $500 more for transporting them.
Aside from that, every service not included in your initial moving estimate will cost you more money. For instance, if you need help carrying things upstairs, you might be charged $60 per hour for your movers’ help.
If you’re relocating during peak moving season (May to September), your move will be more expensive—anywhere from $500 to over $1,000. But if you’re moving during the winter, it might be cheaper. Make sure to read our post on what month is the least expensive to move in for more details.
Plus, you should expect to pay more if you’re moving at the beginning or end of each month, on weekends or weekdays, or in the early morning or late evening.
The cost of your move is dependent on various factors, including the size of your home, when you choose to move, the distance of the move, and more. For more tips and tricks about preparing for your next move, check out our other posts or contact us today for your free quote!