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Published on 2020-08-03

5 Factors That Affect The Cost Of Hiring Apartment Moving Companies

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If you’ve sold your condo and are looking to move to a new home or condo, you may be thinking about getting condo moving services to help you make your move quickly and easily. Wondering how much you’ll pay for condo moving services near you? In this blog, the team at Three Movers will discuss a few things that will affect the price of your move.

1. Is Your Move Local or Long Distance?

Local apartment moves are those moves that are not beyond the 100 miles range and are within a state. Any mileage out of a state is still considered a long distance move because of the federal laws that apply.  On the other hand, long distance apartment moves can be within a state, interstate or cross country.

A local apartment move can cost between $25 – $50 dollars per mover per hour on labor. Therefore, the more the items you are moving, the more time it requires and the more the cost. When working with professional movers, a long distance condo move can cost between $1500 to $5000 or more, depending on the size of your condo.

2. Do You Need Full-Service Moving For Your Condo?

Full-service moving is an optional service that you can get from most condo moving services. In this type of moving, your apartment mover will offer packing services, pack up all your possessions based on your instructions, move it to your new home, and set it up according to your preferences. This makes moving your condo quick and easy.

However, full-service moving is quite expensive, since your movers will be doing all of the work of packing up your stuff. If you want to save some moving costs, it may be preferable to pack up your stuff on your own, then hire a condo moving services provider to take it to the destination.

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3. Do You Have Accessibility Issues In Your Building?

If your building has accessibility issues, you’re going to pay more when hiring apartment moving services. For example, if you live on the third floor and your condo is only accessible by a narrow staircase or an outdoor stairwell, you may pay more. Or, if there is no freight elevator in your new building, the cost may increase because you need efficient movers to do the job. 

This is because condo or apartment moving services usually charge more for difficult and complex moves, and the labor costs of moving also go up. If both buildings have elevators, for example, you may be able to hire only two movers. But if all of your stuff must be hauled up and down staircases, a team of 3, 4, or more movers may be required.

4. Are You Moving Fragile Items, Valuables, Heirlooms, Or Specialty Goods?

If you are moving any fragile items, delicates, valuables, heirlooms, or specialty goods, you may need to pay more for condo moving services. These kinds of items must be packed and stored in safe storage solutions, and you may need to pay for additional insurance to protect them. 

In addition, some specialty items – such as pianos, for example – will require your movers to use specialized equipment and methods to move them safely. This will also lead to a higher overall cost for moving your stuff from your condo.

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5. Do You Need Additional Moving Insurance For Your Stuff?

In most cases, providers of condo moving services will cover your goods for a certain dollar value per pound. This is typically $0.30 per lb for intrastate moves, and $0.60 per lb for interstate moves. Depending on the value of your stuff, you may wish to take out additional insurance such as one that guarantees full value protection. 

For example, if you’re moving a piece of art, a piece of heirloom furniture, or some very expensive electronics or music equipment, you may wish to insure them separately. This way, even if something goes wrong during your move, you’ll be compensated appropriately.

6. Are You Moving In The Peak Months Of The Summer?

The busiest months for movers are the summer months. From late spring to the very beginning of fall, many people are moving into new condos, apartments, and homes, and demand is higher for condo moving services, so you’ll pay more. 

Moving in fall, winter, or early spring is cheaper. In addition, you can sometimes save money at any time of year by moving in the middle of the week, rather than the weekend. As you may expect, moving demand is higher on the weekends than on weekdays, so consider this when hiring condo moving services.

Another way to save cost based on the move timing is by booking in advance and being flexible about your move date. A two months or six weeks notice is a good way to get fair quotes from movers. Once it gets too close before you contact them, they might categorize you as a last-minute mover and that will definitely increase the moving cost.

Get A Free Quote For Condo Moving Services From Three Movers Today!

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We’re the best condo movers in the business, and the team at Three Movers is here to ensure that your move goes smoothly. We have the experience in the moving industry and our professional movers are well trained to handle your posessions with care.

We support all kinds of moves

Whether you want a full service move or just want parts of your moving done by us, we are always at your service. We  have the proper equipment and the movers. As a national moving company, we have local presence both where you are moving from and where you are moving to. Therefore, whether local or long distance moves, we can always assist.

Not sure how much you can expect to pay? Want a no-commitment quote? Contact us online or give us a call at (888) 908-6496 to get an estimate for moving from your condo today. With Three Movers, you can be assured that we won’t ask you to pay a large security deposit before we execute your move like some movers do.

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

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