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how much should my company charge to move 3000 square ft of house hold goods?

Asked by Lewis on 9/23/2012 under category Moving Companies

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Robert Moreschi
Answered on 4/16/2013

Like most services that companies charge for, moving costs tend to be highly variable and dependent on several differentiating factors. For example, knowing how much to charge for a move will be based on the size of the move, the type of services involved in the move and the distance of the move. However, with the right amount of information, we can always make educated estimates regarding what certain moves might cost, to help moving companies like yours price their services and to help customers prepare their moving budgets and plan for their moving costs. 

A 3,000-square-foot house can hold any amount of items, so being able to pinpoint an exact price that you should charge for the move would be difficult without knowing the approximate weight of the items in the house. For example, it can be a 3,000-sq-foot house with a lot of empty rooms or it can be a 3,000-sq-foot house with rooms that are overflowing with items to be moved. However, we can use the information we have to make an educated estimate. An average 3,000-sq-foot home will typically have around 4 or 5 bedrooms. Using that information, we can estimate that the weight of the shipment will be anywhere in the neighborhood of 15,000 to 20,000 pounds, which is on the higher end of the scale as far as large moves go.

If the move will be a local move, meaning a move that is less than 50 miles in total distance, than you can probably charge anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000 for just moving labor alone, as a 3,000-sq-foot house will likely take up to 12 hours to move on average.

However, if the move will be a long distance move, you can charge a lot more, depending on what kind of moving services the move involves. The standard cost for a long distance move of 3,000-sq-feet of household goods will range anywhere from $4,000 for an 100-mile move, to over $18,000 for a cross-country move. Again, the specifics of the move will come into play here, and largely have a major impact on how you price the move. 

If you wish to learn more about the costs associated with moving, feel free to visit our moving guides page to browse our extensive list of helpful moving guides on just about every topic.  

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