The Typical Cost of Moving

The stress level of a move depends on three questions: How far away are you moving? How much stuff do you have to move? How much money are you willing to spend?

Say you and your spouse are moving into a new apartment all the way across town. You are moving from a two-bedroom, third-story apartment into another two-bedroom apartment on the third floor. According to reliable removalist Sydney, moving can be very stressful, specially if you don’t have too much time between work and your family, that’s why House movers are here to help you accelerate the progress.

In this situation you have several different options.

  • You could do it completely on your own by using your own truck or a friend’s truck. Typical cost: $50
    • Pros
      • Saves money
    • Cons
      • Will have to make several trips across town
      • Will have to carry boxes and furniture up and down the stairs at both apartment communities
      • Will probably have to buy at least a tank of gas with the back-and-forth trips (and possibly some adult beverages for the friends who are helping you)
  • You could do it partially on your own by renting a moving truck. Typical cost: $100-$300
    • Pros
      • Can save several trips across town by making one big trip
      • Avoids the begging of friends for use of their trucks
    • Cons
      • You will have to pay for the rental truck
      • You will have to return the truck to the rental location after your done moving and really tired
      • You will need to make sure the gas tank is full before you return the truck
      • You will still need to carry everything up and down the stairs and load it into the truck on your own
  • You could hire movers to EVERYTHING for you. Typical cost: More than $300
    • Pros
      • You won’t have to rent a truck yourself
      • You won’t have to lift or carry anything
      • You won’t have to drive back and forth across town
    • Cons
      • You will have to shell out more than $300 for someone to move you

So what’s this hypothetical couple supposed to do? Oh wait. There’s one more option – Move For Free!

  • Use MoveForFree.com. Typical cost: $0
    • Pros
      • Find a great apartment online
      • You won’t have to lift one finger (other than the ones you use to search for an apartment) – even from your old third-floor apartment to a new third-floor apartment
      • No truck rental needed
      • No need to pay for gas or truck insurance
      • No need to drive back and forth across town
      • A friendly customer service representative will help you determine which of our different free move offers is best suited for your personal moving situation
    • Cons
      • Well, we can’t think of one

I think the right choice is pretty clear.