A local move is basically any move where the origin and
destination residences are within the same metropolitan area.
How much does it cost?
Basic transportation services for local moves (loading the truck at
origin residence, transporting possessions to destination residence, and
unloading at destination residence) are billed on an hourly basis. Using
the services of a professional mover and doing some of the work yourself
can be a successful and cost effective option. To reduce the billable
hours, you may want to disassemble beds, large pieces of furniture, and
take mirrors off of dressers. We are more than happy to perform these
services but they do add time to your move.
As is industry standard, billable hours start when the truck leaves the
warehouse and end upon an estimated arrival back to the warehouse. Lunch
breaks are not included in billable hours. There is a four-hour minimum
charge on Saturday
Rates are higher in the busy summer months and are generally less in the
winter months. Call our office to get the rates for the date you want to
What does the hourly rate include?
For the vast majority of local moves, the rate is for three movers and a
truck. For larger jobs it may be cost effective to pay a little extra
and have more than three movers.
The hourly rate includes all standard moving equipment (blankets, moving
dollies, appliance dollies, piano skids, etc.), disassemble and
reassemble of standard furniture.
The hourly rate does not include packing services
(placing small articles in boxes), replacement coverage for your
possessions, and GST. Replacement value coverage can be obtained at
an additional flat fee of $20.
How many hours will it take?
A "rule of thumb" is one hour per furnished room in a household to
load and unload. If applicable, also count basements, storage rooms,
sheds, and garages.
This is a guideline. There may be factors (such as weather, traffic,
elevators, and access to house), which are outside of the control of
movers and which will add time to a move. You will be billed on the
actual amount of billable hours