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How Much Does Hiring a Professional Mover Cost?

The big question most clients face when relocating is, is it worth doing business with professional movers? Considering the value of possessions being moved, we believe that the answer is always yes.

Hiring a residential moving service will ensure a smooth and efficient relocation process, with all of your possessions kept safe and, in the long run, a much more cost-effective alternative than trying to move yourself.

What factors affect the cost of hiring a professional mover?

Most professional moving companies will estimate your moving cost on a combination of the following factors:


The distance between the starting address and your destination. The longer the distance, the higher your cost will be.

Number of items

The cost of your move will depend on the quantity and volume of the possessions to be transported.

What moving services are required

Your moving cost will depend on whether you choose to do some of the work yourself (packing/unpacking) or opt for an all-inclusive package.

When are you moving?

One aspect of residential moving costs that people never think about is that when you move matters a great deal. Moving rates will often be higher in June, July and August than other times of the year.

Do you need insurance?

If you opt to cover your belongings through a moving service company, you will end up paying more for the overall move.


Average rates for a residential moving service in Canada

As stated above, the average rates for a moving service will vary depending on the time of the year (they tend to be cheaper in the winter) but on average, you can expect to pay:

  • $80-$90 per hour for 2 men
  • $100-$120 per hour for 3 men

How much do moving services cost in Calgary?

Moving costs in Calgary will run, on average, less than $1 per square foot. Hiring a moving service for an average, two bedroom townhome will cost you approximately $900. Staying within the city limits will lower these costs due to less fuel-usage and less time.

However, every move is different and to get a more accurate estimate for your residential moving needs, you should book a free estimate consultation with a Precision Movers consultant.

Tips to help you save money on your relocation costs

When it comes to hiring professional movers, the more research you do beforehand, the less stress you will experience and the more money you’ll save.

Here are three tips to help keep your moving costs down:

  • Make sure you receive accurate quotes with detailed costs.
  • Do your research and plan your move beforehand. An organized move is faster and therefore cheaper.
  • Make sure the movers offer appropriate insurance in case any of your items are damaged or lost during relocation.


REMEMBER: When it comes to moving services, cheaper isn’t always better

You may be able to find Calgary movers who offer a cheaper rate but just a scratch or a chip on your family antique, piano or other valuable possessions will make you regret your choice if they don’t offer adequate compensation for damage or loss.



Making the final decision


Once you know the requirements of your move, you can begin contacting professional movers for quotes. Make sure you take the time to shop around for experienced and reputable movers. It is advisable to obtain at least three separate quotes before making your final decision.

Contact Precision Movers today

To find out more about our residential moving services in Calgary including our luxury furniture and piano moving services, contact our office at 403.540.4393

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