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Asked by Cindy

August 29, 2013 under Others

what can i expect to pay someone for coming into my 3 bedroom home and packing up the house?


Answered by Nicole La Capria

August 29, 2013

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The cost of your move will depend on a variety of factors, such as the volume of your belongings, the services you require and the company you choose. If you are seeking professional packers only, your costs will be less than if you need full-service movers to not only pack your belongings, but load the truck and drive them to your new location.

Professional Packers

Professional packers take care of wrapping, boxing, packing, and sometimes unpacking all or some of your belongings for your move. If you have hired a full-service moving company, you can either pay themfor packing services, or enlist the aid of a separate company for packing. However, keep in mind that the company transporting your goods won't be liable for boxes packed by others, with the exception of negligence on their part.

The costs of professional packers usually depends on the volume of the belongings being packed, the materials, and the time spend to pack them.

According to an online moving calculator (not a moving company), this is what you can expect to pay for professional packing:

Size of Residence Packing Labor Packing Materials
Three-bedroom house (10,000 lb) $625 $300

Full-Service Movers
If you opt to hire a full-service moving company, they will take care of everything--packing, loading, transporting, unloading and unpacking. Costs for this service depend on many factors, including the volume of your belongings, the distance you are traveling, and any special fees you may incur (extra charges for stair carries, for example).
According to an online moving calculator (not a moving company), for full-service movers you can expect to pay:
Size of Residence 100 miles 500 miles 1000 miles 3000 miles
3 Bedroom house (7,800 lb) $5,700 $6,800 $8,100 $11,000

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