Moving Rates » Local
Local moves are generally defined as those within states and those that do not exceed 100 miles (160 kilometers). Local moves are also sometimes referred to as short distance moves.
Local moving companies are not hard to find. Most people would not think twice before hiring the cheaper or rather the simpler moving option since it is a short distance move. However, it is seldom that we realize how valuable the services are of an experienced and authorized local relocation company, until it is too late.
Irrespective of the distance traveled, you are still relocating and this requires you to hire the services of a professional to not only assist with the physical move but to also help you plan for the move. Local movers will advise you and even assist you when it comes to packing your things especially your valuable antiques etc. They will then help you unplug, disassemble all your appliances, and furniture to ensure that everything is ready to be moved. Also, they will notify you on what is considered to be hazardous and what should not be stored in a moving truck.
Local moving costs are most often calculated on an hourly rate. The extra services you may require will be considered additional but the base cost is on the hours it takes to complete the move. With this in mind, make sure you avoid any unnecessary delays on moving day, as you WILL be on the clock. Therefore, a moving checklist always comes in handy.