moving tips cost of movers

Are you planning a move soon and wondering how much it might cost you to hire professionals? At JD Carton & Son, we understand how important it is to have a clear idea of moving costs so that you can make an informed decision about your moving services. Here are some of the most important factors to keep in mind when you’re gearing up to get an estimate of your move.

Local Movers or Northern NJ Long Distance Movers? 

In order to get a clear understanding of how much your move will cost, you’ll need to estimate it based on whether you are moving locally or long distance. If you are staying within the same county or nearby counties, or your move can be completed in just a day or two days time, you’re making a local move. Local move costs, in general, are estimated on hourly rates. Depending on how many items you have to move, the number of movers on your team will dictate the hourly rate.

If you’re making a long distance move, one that will take multiple days of travel time, then your services will be calculated by an estimate of the weight of what you are moving. Sometimes this cost will be in addition to the hourly rate for packing, and sometimes that cost will be built in. 

Factoring in Additional Services 

Most residential movers in Northern NJ offer a package of additional services that can help make your moving experience go as smoothly as possible. Many of these services come along with a fee. If you want to be clear about how much your moving is going to cost, make sure you specifically ask what the additional fees for services you are interested in are. 

These services can include: 

  • Professional Organizing and Boxing 
  • Storage Solutions 
  • Transportation of Fragile Items/Crating 
  • Moving Insurance
  • Unpacking and Arranging Furniture 
  • Technology Set-Ups

Get an In-Home Inspection

To make sure that your estimate is highly accurate, you’ll want to make sure the Northern NJ long distance movers you hire do an in-home estimate. That’s truly the only way to guarantee that the estimate you’re given is reliable. Plus, when they arrive at your home to assess, they can determine whether there are any external factors that could potentially make the move more difficult. That way, when moving day comes, you won’t have any surprises. 

Call On JD Carton & Son for Your Free Estimate

If you’re ready to hire some residential movers in Northern NJ and want a clear idea of how much it will cost, reach out to our team at JD Carton & Sons. We will provide you with a detailed estimate stating all of our rates and fees so that you have a crystal clear idea of how much your move may cost. We can also discuss with you strategies to take the stress out of your moving day with our additional services, or ways to decrease your costs if the initial estimate is out of your budget. Give us a call today! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.