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How Much Do Movers Cost in 2022? Moving Company Costs Explained.

How much does it cost to move across town?

Local moves make up the vast majority of people moving every year. According to our research, 57% of home buyers who also sell a home move within the same city, and 86% move within the same state.

For local moves, you’ll typically pay an hourly rate that includes a truck and the services of two movers. The bigger your home, the longer your move will take. Sellers pay an average of $475 to professional movers for local moves.

Consider these estimates from HomeAdvisor.

Size of houseEstimated time of moveAverage price range

1-bedroom apartment 3-5 hours $240-$500

2-bedroom apartment 4-7 hours $320-$700

3-bedroom house 6-8 hours $480-$800

4-bedroom house 8-12 hours$640-$1,200

How far in advance should I book local movers?

Note that most people move between May and September, so you’ll want to book your movers at least four weeks ahead of time. The earlier you book, the more likely you are to get the day and time that works best for you, and the more likely you are to get an experienced crew.

The least expensive days to move are Monday-Thursday. In the offseason (October-April), you can often book movers with only one to two weeks’ notice.

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