Moving costs depend on a number of factors, including where you live and how much stuff you need to move. So, how much does it cost to move a 2000 sq ft house in the UK? While every case is unique, these factors can be used to estimate moving costs.
The Distance of the Move
You’ll be charged the lowest rates for moves that are within 25 miles or 40 kilometers. If you’re moving across the country, the additional time and wear and tear on the mover’s vehicles will lead to a higher moving quote. Most movers will give you a standard move per mile charge.
The Type of Move
You can either choose door-to-door service, where the movers will transport your belongings from your home to your new home, or just pick-up service, where they will only come to pack and load your belongings. If you’re moving furniture and heavy equipment across a state or province, it makes sense to choose door-to-door service.
How Much There Is to Be Moved
Moving companies use formulas based on the average amount of stuff and thus work associated with moving items in the average home. The cost of moving items out of the average 2000 square foot three-bedroom home is around 600 pounds. However, there are many factors that can cause a much higher bill.
The Type of Items Moving
If you’re moving large items such as furniture, office furniture or appliances, you’ll likely pay more to move them. The cost of transporting these items is inflated due to their greater weight and size. The weight of the items also determines how far you can move them. For instance, if you move large items within a couple of miles or kilometers, it’s cheaper than transporting them across the country.
The Materials of the Items Moving
Also called the packing materials, your moving companies will charge more for fragile items such as glassware, crystal or china. That’s because these items need additional packaging, which costs more.
The Challenges to Be Overcome
The standard moving quote assumes they can pick up boxes and put them in the truck with minimal interference. If they’re going to have to figure out how to get a bed frame down a spiral staircase or bring in a crane to get that piano down from the second floor, they’re going to charge you more for the additional effort.
Another issue is how far the movers have to walk to load the truck. If they can park the moving truck in the driveway near the front door, you’ll pay a lower rate than when the truck has to be parked on the street.
You’ll pay even more if they have to park the truck down the street. In a worst-case scenario, you’ll need to pay for shuttles to transfer your property from your home to the mover’s vehicle.
Additional Moving Services
The basic moving cost is the cost of taking your boxes, putting them in the truck, driving it to the destination and unloading. If you’re asking them to provide packing services, this is obviously an additional cost.
For the average three-bedroom home, the total cost of both packing and moving will be more than 800 pounds. If you’re in an apartment without a working lift, you’re going to pay more for the moving service.
If you’re asking for specialized moving services like crating and transporting art, the cost will go up significantly. If you ask them to reassemble your furniture upon arrival, you’re going to pay a lot more, too. If you require the moving company to store part or all of your property for a period, that expense will be added to the bill.
The Time of the Move
Moving services are subject to supply and demand. They only have so many movers, and you’ll pay more to book services when demand is high. Therefore movers charge more for weekend moves. You’ll pay more to move over the summer than during the winter. Moving over the holidays typically costs more, too. In general, you’ll pay less to move in the middle of the month than the first or last week of the month.
To estimate the cost to move a 2000 sq ft house in the Milton Keynes, you just need to know how much stuff you have. You’ll also need to figure out how many trips are required, what type of transport will be used, and at what rate as well.
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