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Need a very small space to move a sofa from elpaso tx to austin tx just wondering of the cost

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February 16, 2013 under Moving Companies

Answered by Nicole La Capria

April 16, 2013

When you have just one item to move, you don't want to call a regular moving service. Most commercial moving companies have a weight minimum and will not transport a shipment under 2,000 lb. In a situation such as yours, you would want to call a small mover or rent a truck to transport the sofa yourself.

What are Small Movers?

Small movers are companies that specialize in moving shipments of 2,000 lb or less, such as the contents of a very small home, apartment, studio, dorm or even a single piece of furniture. They often do not require a minimum weight for your shipment unlike regular moving companies, and will be happy to haul your sofa to its destination. However, they sometimes have a minimum distance requirement, so be sure to inquire about that when you get a quote.

MiniMoves, Xpress Movers, American Mini Movers, and Ship Smart are several moving companies that specialize in small moves. Start comparing free quotes from these companies as well as others right here at, and tell us about your experience later by writing a moving review.

How Much Will it Cost?

You will be charged based on the weight of your item and the distance you are traveling. In your case, your sofa will travel about 500 miles. The exact cost to transport your sofa will vary depending on the size, but according to online resources, you can expect to pay about $480 for a loveseat, $550 to move a three-cushion sofa, and $590 for a four-cushion sofa. However, these are simply estimates used as an example--the actual costs could be greater.

Renting a Truck

You could also opt to rent a moving truck such as U-Haul and transport the couch yourself. U-Haul charges a $19.95 flat fee for a small trailer, plus $0.99 for every mile traveled and the cost of fuel. Traveling 500 miles will cost you about $500, plus gas expenses. This will bring your ultimate cost to the same approximate figure as the small mover quotes provided--more details are needed to determine the most cost-effective method for your individual situation.

To search for and compare free quotes from rental truck companies, start now at, and don't forget to write a moving review to share your experience!

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