Moving can be an exhausting experience. And while there’s not much you can do about the intense emotions associated with the process, you can take steps to plan the financial aspects of your move. Here at Gallo, we offer a unique pricing guarantee. This means that, when you move with us, your final bill might be lower than what we initially quoted, but it will never be higher. This guarantee, combined with our easy, free estimates help our customers plan their moves and stay on-budget throughout. It’s just one way we do things differently. In this post, we’ll break down the way most moving companies price their services, what to be aware of as a customer, and how to budget your move as accurately as possible. Let’s dive in. How to Estimate Moving Costs: 3 Factors to Consider No two moves are the same, which means there’s no “one-size-fits-all” way to estimate moving costs. In fact, move.org estimates the cost of a full-service move from $550-$12,000 – that’s a huge range, and won’t do much to help you budget. Fortunately, there are a few factors you can consider to determine the final price of your move. The Distance of the Move The longer your move, the higher the final price will be. After all, it takes more time and fuel to transport a shipment over a long distance than it does over a shorter distance. In some locations, you may also have to account for road tolls, parking fees, and more. Here are a few guidelines regarding the distance of your move: If you’re moving within a 50-mile radius, your move is probably considered a “local move.” Most teams price these moves based on the time they take to complete. If you’re moving more than 50 miles away, your move is probably considered a long-distance move. Most moving companies price these moves based on the weight of the shipment. If you have specific questions about the cost of your move, be sure to ask your moving company directly. They’ll be able to help you clarify the specific costs and get your budget in order. The Size of the Move Just like long moves cost more, large moves cost more. Regardless of which moving company you use, you’ll pay more to move a 5-bedroom home than you will a studio apartment. This is because large loads take up more space and packing materials, require larger moving trucks, and consume more fuel during transit – all of which are costs the moving company needs to take into consideration during your move. Fortunately, this is one place you can really nail down the final cost of your move. For the most accurate estimate possible, contact Gallo for an in-person estimate. If you’d prefer to stay socially-distanced, we can also provide accurate digital estimates to get started. The Difficulty of the Job Moving from a garden-level one-bedroom apartment is a different job than moving from a one-bedroom apartment that’s also a 5th-floor walkup. Regardless of the distance or size of the move, the complexity of it can easily impact the final cost. To ensure you’re getting an accurate moving estimate from the company you choose, be sure to disclose any complicating factors involved with your move. This includes large or heavy items, delicate items, and considerations of the pick-up location, like narrow doorways, flights of stairs, lack of parking, and more. This will help your team plan accordingly for your upcoming move. Gallo’s Pricing Transparency Guarantee Budgeting for your move is important, and you want to work with a team that helps make it easier. Here at Gallo Moving and Storage, we pride ourselves on our pricing transparency promise. Ready to get your free move estimate or start your move? Contact us or download our free moving app now.