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Apartment Movers Near Me

Published on 2022-07-18

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If you’re moving from your apartment and planning on using apartment moving services from Three Movers to help, you’ve chosen the right apartment movers near you.

In this guide, we’ll provide you with an overview of the steps you should take before your move – from a month before you move to the final day. Keep reading!

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What Is The Cost Of Moving Apartments?

The cost of moving from one apartment to another will depend on several factors, including short or long distance apartment moves. 

The two most significant factors are your home’s size (which impacts how much stuff you have) and how far you are going. 

Small apartment moves are inexpensive and only need a single moving truck. However, moving the contents of a large apartment across the country will be significantly more — several thousand dollars. Usually, a moving company offers a free quote, so get your free estimate in advance. 

The other complication for the apartment mover could be the layout. For example, having a twisting staircase can add to the difficulty of moving some of the furniture. 

Similarly, narrow hallways can make moving large items like sectional sofas more challenging. These factors can add to the overall labor and the price. If you live in a high rise, parking restrictions or elevator waiting times may also add to the bill.

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Hourly apartment moving rates

Movers charge by the hour for some services and by weight for others. In moving industry, local jobs are usually priced with a calculation for how long the job will take to complete. 

For example, if you hire “Three Movers” for 3 hours to load up, 1 hour to drive, and 2 hours to unload at the new apartment, we will charge you for six hours. Now, let’s estimate that the all-inclusive price for the truck and labor is $175 per hour: the grand total for your local move will be $1,050.

But if you also want our friendly staff to do some of the packings, we won’t charge $175/hr for that. We charge around $30 per hour for each packer, and that includes the boxes, packing paper, and free use of those clever wardrobe boxes that make transferring your clothes so simple. 

If we do 5 hours of packing, that will add $150 to your price. Crating fragile items, furniture disassembly, and reassembly, and similar services will also be billed at a lower rate.

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Local Apartment Moves

Most local movers will charge between $500 and $1,000 for moving apartments locally on average. However, hourly charges will vary somewhat from offseason to peak, and it’s a bit less to move during the week than on a weekday. 

Remember, the free quote we give you will break it down by the hourly money you need to pay and any additional services, plus extra fees if we have to charge for stairs, elevators, parking issues, or any other obstacles.

You can always lower the price by reducing the size of the load. You can do this by disposing of unwanted clutter before moving or buying new furniture after you move to the new house. 

Being ready to go with boxes organized and stacked near the front door is also helpful in reducing your bill.

Long Distance Apartment Moving

Long distance moving is not inexpensive, even if you are moving from one apartment to another. Based on different moving companies, the price may vary from less than $2,000 to over $5,000, depending on the travel distance. In addition, how big your place is and how much heavy lifting is involved. 

Some starting cities are more expensive, too, because of local labor costs. Our moving specialist will explain how the pricing works, and our rep will provide you with an estimate based on the forecast weight and the distance.

Sometimes, the destination apartment’s layout can trigger a fee that we didn’t know about in advance. Luckily, this doesn’t happen too often, but our tariff (you’ll get that with the estimate) will describe the possibilities. Usually, it’s a problem with parking in front of the building or waiting for an elevator if we aren’t allowed to reserve it.

When we move you long distance, we always keep in touch to let you know where your stuff is and when to expect us. We know how important that is to you. It’s important to us, too, because we want to be sure someone will be at the destination to make the delivery on time.

Door To Door Moving Services

Most apartment movers offer door to door moving, which is full service or basic moving service delivered by a moving company. It can be either local or long distance, but it is a direct delivery from your original apartment to your new home. 

The level of service agreed on is up to you and your budget, and your preference. You can pack on your own and then have the movers do the rest. Or you can hire professionals to complete the packing, moving, and even unpack and place your items in the destination (with some guidance or suggestions from you).

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Temporary Storage Space For Apartment Stuff

Putting your possessions into temporary storage like self storage units during the move could be part of your plan or a last-minute hiccup. 

Still, either way, the company you select for the project must be able to accommodate the need if it arises. Suppose that you are moving into a new home, and while you are on your way across the country, you get word that your new home isn’t going to be ready on the anticipated date? You need to pivot and ask the business to deliver your goods into their storage facility until the problem is resolved.

Another common need for storage is when you are moving for work and unsure of which neighborhood in a new city you want to settle in. You have to leave the old home, and you probably have a temporary housing arrangement at your new place, but you aren’t sure where your next “permanent” home will be. 

The best answer is to send most or all your belongings to storage while you explore the location and scout out potential areas to settle in.

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Reviews of Our Apartment Moving Services

I hired Three Movers to handle my apartment move, and I have been telling all my friends what a great job the crew did. It was totally worth the price, and more. They were so quick, but they were really careful, too. They asked me where to put things and even labeled the boxes I hadn’t gotten around to. I was totally impressed with how they handled the heavy stuff, and nothing got damaged—nothing! It was the easiest move I’ve ever had. Thanks, Guys.

Janet R.

This was one of those nightmare moves, but the Three Movers team didn’t seem the least bit bothered. I had stuff everywhere (I know, I waited too long to get serious about packing), and then I decided to donate a bunch of things, so I kept saying “no, not that,” and they just rolled with it. We worked out a system where I pointed, and they loaded. After they loaded everything I said, we walked back through the space to make sure I didn’t change my mind again. If they were tired of me, they hid it well. Then, the driver had the scheduler call me to see if I wanted them to take the donation stuff to the drop-off! It was service beyond what I paid for.

Cindy D.

My company paid for my move, and I had never used a real moving company before. I have only wonderful things to say about Three Movers. From start to finish, it was first-class. I hope the next time I have to move, I can use their service again because this was the easiest move ever. I didn’t have to do a thing, and the guys were so hard-working and professional. My compliments and thanks to all involved.

Albert W.

We sent Three Movers to move our son’s stuff out of his apartment share into storage for the summer and ship some of it back “home.” I wasn’t there, but I know my son, and I have no doubt that it was all over the place. He had just finished exams, so I would be surprised if he did any serious packing. The Three Men professionalsdoo boxed it up and got it taken care of, made the deadline for getting it out of there, and he was happy.

Anna P.

What Should I Do A Month Before My Apartment Move?

A month before you move, you should start getting rid of stuff you don’t need, packing up non-essentials, notify your landlord and utilities, explore and compare the best moving companies,  book apartment moving services from the one that fits your needs and budget.

We highly recommend taking this time to explore local movers, find a good company, get organized, and begin selling, throwing away, or donating stuff that you don’t need so that you can save the money. This is also a great time to start packing up your non-essentials.

You should already have notified your landlord by now. Most landlords require one month of notice, but others may need longer – consult with your lease to find out more.

Notifying your utility companies is also a good idea to avoid double-booking for utilities. You can often set up utilities at your new place during this time as well, saving you some work when you make your move.

Finally, make sure you book a moving company to help you with the moving process. Remember, professional movers, are better than a rental truck. Get your booking with trusted movers of your choice as early as possible. 

What Should I Do Two Weeks Before My Apartment Move?

Two weeks before you move, you should begin packing up most of your belongings, working through your remaining food and perishables, cleaning up your place, and fixing anything that’s damaged.

By now, you should also narrow down your search for movers to a couple of top businesses. At this time, you should be able to pack up most of the belongings you don’t use on a daily basis. 

We also recommend taking a look at your grocery situation, and planning meals to use as much of your refrigerated and frozen food as possible, so that you don’t waste food during your move. Canned, dry, and pantry food items can be brought with you.

You should also start cleaning up your place room-by-room, and fixing anything you need to, like holes in the wall, stains, scratches on the floor, and other such things. This ensures you’ll get your deposit back.

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What Should I Do A Week Before My Apartment Move?

A week before your move, you should finish packing everything except your daily essentials, change your address with all relevant organizations, and confirm your moving date.

By making sure all of your belongings are packed by a week before you move, you can decrease stress as your moving day gets closer. You can also have peace of mind by hiring and finalizing the best movers by this time.

It’s also a good idea to wait to change your address until a week before your move to minimize the chances of mail getting sent to the wrong address.

In addition, make sure you confirm your moving date with your apartment moving company, and coordinate the logistics of your move.

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What Should I Do On My Apartment Moving Day?

You should clear out your pantry and freezer, work with your moving company to load up your stuff, clean the apartment one last time, and do a once-over for any items that may have been left behind.

Your landlord will require you to remove all of your food from the home, so do so. Dry food can be kept, and you can either throw away refrigerated or frozen food, or store it in a cooler and take it to your new home if you’re moving a short distance.

In addition, make sure to work with your movers to supervise your move, and verify that all of your stuff has been loaded onto the truck. Before they leave, do a final once-over of your apartment to check for anything that could have been left behind. You may also want to clean your apartment a final time to ensure you get your full deposit back.

Follow This Checklist To Make Moving From One Apartment To Another Easier

Even if you get apartment moving services to help with the process, moving out of an apartment can be tough. So follow this guide to make it easier. And if you need help moving from your current apartment, contact us online or give us a call.

Apartment Moving Companies Cost & Time Examples

To / FromDistanceStudio1 BR2 BR
Anaheim, CA to Washington D.C2262$2714.4 – $3166.8$3053.7 – $3845.4$4071.6 – $4976.4
Chicago, IL to Anaheim, CA2091$2509.2 – $2927.4$2822.85 – $3554.7$3763.8 – $4600.2
Anaheim, CA to Seattle, WA1161$1393.2 – $1625.4$1567.35 – $1973.7$2089.8 – $2554.2
Atlanta, GA to Bakersfield CA2190$2628 – $3066$2956.5 – $3723$3942 – $4818
Bakersfield CA to Detroit, MI2296$2755.2 – $3214.4$3099.6 – $3903.2$4132.8 – $5051.2
Jacksonville, FL to Chula Vista, CA2339$2806.8 – $3274.6$3157.65 – $3976.3$4210.2 – $5145.8
Chula Vista, CA to Oklahoma City, OK1312$1574.4 – $1836.8$1771.2 – $2230.4$2361.6 – $2886.4
Fremont, CA to Tulsa, OK1706$2047.2 – $2388.4$2303.1 – $2900.2$3070.8 – $3753.2
Austin, TX to Huntington Beach, CA1374$1648.8 – $1923.6$1854.9 – $2335.8$2473.2 – $3022.8
Atlanta, GA to Long Beach, CA2186$2623.2 – $3060.4$2951.1 – $3716.2$3934.8 – $4809.2
Los Angeles, CA to Durham, NC2518$3021.6 – $3525.2$3399.3 – $4280.6$4532.4 – $5539.6
Little Rock, AR to Oakland, CA1954$2344.8 – $2735.6$2637.9 – $3321.8$3517.2 – $4298.8
Tulsa, OK to Oxnard, CA1488$1785.6 – $2083.2$2008.8 – $2529.6$2678.4 – $3273.6
Cincinnati, OH to Sacramento, CA2273$2727.6 – $3182.2$3068.55 – $3864.1$4091.4 – $5000.6

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and other factors. Get a quote custom tailored to you.

Frequently Asked Questions For Apartment Moves

Yes, we prefer to offer in-home estimates as it helps us to better gauge the size of the job. Three Movers are dedicated to providing an assessment to help you budget for your move.

Estimates are based on several factors, ranging from the number of items you have to move to, the size of the individual objects, and how far you’re going. However, our estimates are mostly ballpark figures based on the standard rates for moving. Occasionally, we may have to add extra charges for complex moves. For example, we tend to charge extra if your apartment is on a higher floor or if there’s a dangerous or lengthy walkway that our team will have to traverse to secure your stuff at the destination.

We offer several options for our clients to choose from. Our daily rates are the most affordable and competitive, but they require you to give us enough notice so we can schedule you for a daily move. If you’re limited on time, we have a daily move option that you can use, but it might end up quite expensive. The sooner you let us know you’re moving, the better rates you’ll get for your apartment move.

Ideally, we’d like four to six weeks in advance. Our trucks and crews have high demand, so letting us know earlier will allow us to schedule you with the daily moving teams.

As one of the premier moving companies in the area, we usually face lots of demand on weekends and at the end of the month. If you’re looking for the best moving rates, you should consider scheduling a day that’s a weekday or the middle of the month.

No. All our teams are made up of full-time employees that we can depend on. We trust our employees explicitly.

We can guarantee that the crew you start with is the crew you’ll end with for local moves. We prefer to switch around our teams for longer jobs to ensure that they get the requisite rest and recovery after a hard day of driving and moving packages.

We try our hardest not to cause damage to items, but accidents sometimes happen ou5tside our control. By law, we’re required to carry basic insurance to protect against issues like these arising. However, our basic insurance may not cover your items 100%. Instead, you should consider advanced insurance coverage, which would cover all of your items. If you have collectibles, we strongly suggest you look at our advanced coverage since basic coverage may not cover damage to these priceless products.

Yes. We can take your stuff to storage instead of to a new apartment if you prefer. Some clients request that we make a stop at a storage facility and then continue to the destination. We make allowances for stops, but there may be an additional cost for each extra stop, however.

Depending on which of our services you choose, you may need to do the packing yourself. Three Movers offer several options for clients, including:

  • Renting a truck: In this scenario, we’ll rent you the truck. You would have to get your own crew, but most people have friends and family to help them move.
  • Renting a team: Here, we sent you a team and a truck, doing all the loading for you. You may still need to pack the items yourself.
  • Full service: Our full-service offering covers the truck, team, and packing. We do full loading and unloading, as well as disassembling and reassembling furniture.

As a professional company, we don’t force clients to tip our workers. However, if you feel that our team has gone above and beyond what you’d expect from them, you’re welcome to add a little bonus for their services. It’s entirely up to you whether you decide to tip the moving team or not.

About a month before the move, you should already have things set out that are definitely going with you and what you intend to sell or give away. This consideration can save you on moving costs since there’s less to carry. Two weeks before you move, you should pack up most of the stuff you don’t use regularly. This planning allows you to focus on the everyday stuff the night before the move.

Your apartment moving day will be hectic. Our full-service team will handle most of the moving details, but things like handing back keys and covering outstanding rent are up to you. You should also ensure that you don’t have any food items in your appliances before moving since your devices may be down for a bit. Place all your everyday-use items in a box that you carry with you to the new apartment. It’s easier than trying to unpack everything just to get access to your coffee maker, for example.

We cover both short and long-distance moves for our clients. However, long-distance moves typically cost a lot more than local area moves.

Moving your apartment items across the country may be a bit expensive. On the low end, we estimate about $2,000 for a small apartment. Prices go all the way up to $5,000 for a large apartment. Contact us today to work out a pricing schedule and service that would suit your needs for your apartment move.

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at [email protected]

Customer Reviews

I want to take a moment to say thank you to the extremely hard working crew that handled my move. I admit I was skeptical of hiring a company to move my household stuff but I was so pleased with the services. These guys packed everything up and had it loaded and delivered in no time at all. Everything was taken care of from start to finish and my wife and I were able to take some much needed time to check out the new town without having to worry about getting things unpacked. Three Movers took care of everything and we really appreciate it!

Jeff T.

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