Using a Dolly When Moving
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Using a Dolly When Moving

When you are moving, a dolly can be very helpful. Read on to learn more.

Dolly Types

A dolly is a platform on wheels that allows you to move large, heavy items while steering it along the way. This could be used for furniture, appliances, and more. The first type of dolly you made be looking for is an upright utility dolly which is also called a hand truck. This is an L-shaped platform that tends to be small in size needing only two wheels and a handle. By just sliding the lower portion of the dolly under the item, you can then tilt it backward to move the item where you need it to go. This is perfect for just about anything from lightweight furniture pieces to moving several boxes at once. The next type is a furniture dolly that you would use to move large and bulky pieces. When you need to move a couch, dresser, desk, or other big items, you can use furniture dollies for this purpose. It’s intended to work for those heavy items that you wouldn’t use a simpler utility dolly for. You can typically handle up to 1,000 lbs. using a furniture dolly. It just can’t be used on stairs. Another option is an appliance dolly which will work similarly to the utility dolly in the way it’s made but this will allow you to move big and heavy appliances. This is perfect for when you need refrigerators and washing machines. It will secure the appliance in place with strong straps and other safety features. You can roll this one up and down stairs while it carries around 700lbs.

Proper Use

First, you’ll want t make sure you’ve cleared the space for a path without any obstacles going towards your destination. Avoid topping a stack on the dolly with anything that will obstruct your view. Use a hand truck for anything going upstairs. Simply roll over bumps straight on if you encounter bumps as you roll onward. To apply an item to your dolly, tip the dolly forward enough that you can slip the bottom flat surface underneath an item. Then you can tip the dolly back on its wheels while holding the item in place with your other hand. Largest and heaviest items go on the bottom but make sure the whole stack is balanced and aligned. If you are going to be moving appliances, furniture, and other fragile items with the dolly, be sure to wrap these things in furniture blankets while still leaving room to get a proper grip on the item during transport. Take out drawers if moving furniture with loose parts to help make it easier to maneuver and a little lighter in weight. Secure items that you put on these dollies and wrap anything that you want to protect the finish of like a wooden cabinet. It’s important to tie up loose items to avoid damage, such as hoses, plugs, and wires that you don’t want dragging on the floor.

Source: https://www.thepromove.com/news/how-to-properly-use-a-dolly-during-a-move

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Moving A Piano

A piano is often a much loved and expensive item in your home. A beautiful sounding instrument that can become very damaged when it has to be moved. Read on to learn how you can ensure your piano is moved safely.

Should You Get Hired Help?

Moving a piano is difficult considering the weight and type of your piano.  Initially, get an estimate on how much your piano weighs. Since the average piano weighs 400 to 800 pounds — with grand pianos weighing as much as 1,200 pounds — it’s easy to understand why you’d need professional help. Moving extremely heavy items that can be easily damaged requires special equipment and skills, so it’s important to consider the benefits of hiring qualified professionals.

Upright Pianos

Moving a standard upright piano may be doable without professional help if you have able-bodied assistants and the right equipment, including a heavy-duty furniture dolly, straps and moving blankets.

 

Baby Grand Pianos

Professional help is recommended, as this requires experience moving extra heavy, large items, as well as the right equipment, including a piano skid board in addition to a heavy-duty furniture dolly, straps, and moving blankets.

 

Grand Pianos

Grand pianos can weigh over a thousand pounds and are usually highly valued. Don’t move this yourself! Unless, of course, you’re a professional piano mover.

 

The Right Gear

  • Furniture straps are essential for securing the piano to the dolly while moving it in and out of the container or truck, as well as during transport. When using straps, always be sure to place blankets between the piano and straps to avoid abrasions on the wood surface during transport. A piano should be double- or triple-strapped to the container or truck sides to ensure it stays in place during transport.
  • Heavy-Duty Furniture Dolly and Piano Board are very useful. While a hand truck is sufficient for most of your household items, you need a heavy-duty furniture dolly rated for enough weight to carry your piano. A piano skid board will also be needed, especially for baby grand and grand pianos.
  • Furniture blankets are A must-have for any big move, furniture blankets are thick, durable blankets specifically made to be strapped around furniture while moving. This ensures your beautiful, solid wood piano doesn’t get any nicks or scratches during the moving process. Blankets also make sure your furniture doesn’t scratch your walls or molding while turning those tight corners.

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House Moving During Coronavirus
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House Moving During Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues – you may in the midst of moving house, just moved into a new house or about to start a move from your house. Below is some advice from the CDC to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in your home. Read on to learn more.

Introduction

This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of households where persons under investigation (PUI) or those with confirmed COVID-19 reside or may be in self-isolation. It is aimed at limiting the survival of the virus in the environments. These recommendations will be updated if additional information becomes available.

These guidelines are focused on household settings and are meant for the general public.

  • Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  • Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

General Recommendations For Households

Community members can practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.

General Recommendations For Cleaning and Disinfection Of Households With People Isolated In Home Care

  • Household members should educate themselves about COVID-19 symptoms and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in homes.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, sinks)
    • In the bedroom/bathroom dedicated for an ill person: consider reducing cleaning frequency to as-needed (e.g., soiled items and surfaces) to avoid unnecessary contact with the ill person.
      • As much as possible, an ill person should stay in a specific room and away from other people in their home, following home care guidance.
      • The caregiver can provide personal cleaning supplies for an ill person’s room and bathroom, unless the room is occupied by child or another person for whom such supplies would not be appropriate. These supplies include tissues, paper towels, cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants (examples at this linkpdf iconexternal icon).
      • If a separate bathroom is not available, the bathroom should be cleaned and disinfected after each use by an ill person. If this is not possible, the caregiver should wait as long as practical after use by an ill person to clean and disinfect the high-touch surfaces.
  • Household members should follow home care guidance when interacting with persons with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 and their isolation rooms/bathrooms.

Clean And Disinfect

Surfaces
  • Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. If reusable gloves are used, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other purposes. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfection products used. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.
  • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.
    • Diluted household bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
      • Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
        • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
        • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
    • Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claimspdf iconexternal icon are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
  • For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. After cleaning:
    • Launder items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely, or
      Use products with the EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims (examples at this linkpdf iconexternal icon) that are suitable for porous surfaces.

 Clothing, Towels, Linens And Other Items That Go In The Laundry

  • Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from an ill person and then discard after each use. If using reusable gloves, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other household purposes. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.
    • If no gloves are used when handling dirty laundry, be sure to wash hands afterwards.
    • If possible, do not shake dirty laundry. This will minimize the possibility of dispersing virus through the air.
    • Launder items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
    • Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance above for surfaces. If possible, consider placing a bag liner that is either disposable (can be thrown away) or can be laundered.

Hand Hygiene And Other Preventative Measures

  • ousehold members should clean hands often, including immediately after removing gloves and after contact with an ill person, by washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.
  • Household members should follow normal preventive actions while at work and home including recommended hand hygiene and avoiding touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Additional key times to clean hands include:
      • After blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing
      • After using the restroom
      • Before eating or preparing food
      • After contact with animals or pets
      • Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g. a child)

Considerations

  • The ill person should eat/be fed in their room if possible. Non-disposable food service items used should be handled with gloves and washed with hot water or in a dishwasher. Clean hands after handling used food service items.
  • If possible, dedicate a lined trash can for the ill person. Use gloves when removing garbage bags, handling, and disposing of trash. Wash hands after handling or disposing of trash.
  • Consider consulting with your local health department about trash disposal guidance if available.

 

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html

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Average Cost to Move a 3 Bedroom House

On average, the cost to move a 3-bedroom house is $6,600; with costs ranging from $2,400 for a local move, all the up to $10,800 for a long-distance move in the US in 2020, based on 3-bedroom moving costs provided by movers.com.

A 3 bedroom house can be medium to very large depending on the design of the home. Therefore, it will be a substantial task to move the contents safely and securely to your new property. That is where Professional Movers International comes in! They have the skilled expertise to be able to pack your existing home, transport, unpack and set up your new home safely.

Local & Long Distance Moving Costs

It’s a great idea to get in-home estimates from any company you are thinking about hiring, the following will give you a reasonable idea of what you can expect to pay for your a 3-bedroom house move.

  • If your move is going to local (less than 100 miles), movers typically charge by the hour — with an average rate of about $100 per hour for a truck and two movers. However, a three-bedroom house will probably need three to four movers increasing the hourly rate to about $150 to $170.

A three-bedroom house move often takes around 6-10 hours, costing your move at about $900 to $1,700 for labor. You may be charged extra for specific services like long carries or stairs.

  • If your move is long-distance (greater than 100 miles), the cost is determined by the weight of your property, the distance the movers will be driving plus the cost of specific services and additional insurance if you want. Prices can differ, but the following list will help give you an idea of a standard range based on a three-bedroom house move with 8,000 lbs of material:
Cost to Move a 3 Bedroom House

Cost to move a 3-bedroom house

  • 100 miles: $2,400
  • 500 miles: $3,400
  • 1,000 miles: $ 4,600
  • 3,000 miles: $9,400

Cost to move a 3-bedroom house with packing services

  • 100 miles: $43,000
  • 500 miles: $4,000
  • 1,000 miles: $5,200
  • 3,000 miles: $10,000

Cost to move a 3-bedroom house with mover’s insurance

  • 100 miles: $3,200
  • 500 miles: $4,100
  • 1,000 miles: $75,300
  • 3,000 miles: $10,100

Cost to move a 3-bedroom house with insurance and packing services

  • 100 miles: $3,800
  • 500 miles: $4,800
  • 1,000 miles: $6,600
  • 3,000 miles: $10,800

Please note these prices are only estimated so that the final costs will differ. The weight of your home obvious depends on how much furniture and other possessions you plan on moving.

How Much Does Storage Cost?

The list below gives you a rough estimate of the costs for both standard and climate-controlled storage units, in three different sizes related to 3-bedroom homes. The amount of property you have to store will determine the size you need.

10×20 storage

  • Standard: $95 to $150
  • Climate Controlled: $150 to $180

10×25 storage

  • Standard: $120 to $200
  • Climate Controlled: $200 to $275

10×30 storage

  • Standard: $165 to $300
  • Climate Controlled: $285 to $400

3-Bedroom Movers

We are a knowledgeable and experienced professional moving company and are used to clients needing their homes moved. We can handle moving your 3-bedroom house; we have a sanitized truck fleet to keep your property protected and will help you with the logistics and scheduling of your move with ease.

Don’t panic about your upcoming 3-bedroom move. Hire a professional moving company, plan out the moving details, and look ahead to your brand new home!

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Average Cost To Move a 1 Bedroom Apartment
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How Much Does It Cost To Move A 1 Bedroom Apartment?

On average, moving a 1 bedroom apartment costs $2,700. 1 bedroom apartment moving costs range from $1,600 to $4,200 for the US in 2020, based on apartment moving costs provided by movers.com.

Apartment Moving Costs

Based on a total of 3,500 lbs worth of items to be moved the average price will carry on what quality of service you require and the distance to be covered.

Less Than 500 Miles

  • Standard Cost: $1,600
  • With Packing Services: $1,900
  • With Movers’ Insurance: $1,900
  • With Packing and Insurance Services: $2,100

500 To 1,000 Miles

  • Standard Cost: $2,100
  • With Packing Services: $2,300
  • With Movers’ Insurance: $2,300
  • With Packing and Insurance Services: $2,600

1,000 To 3,000 Miles

  • Standard Cost: $3,800
  • With Packing Services: $4,000
  • With Movers’ Insurance: $4,000
  • With Packing and Insurance Services: $4,200

Hiring A Professional Moving Company

Hiring professional movers is a great idea to ensure everything you own gets from point A to point B safely and it will save you many frustrations to let the professionals so the work. The final cost is dependent on any specific services you need, the company you use and the distance of your move. You may also face additional charges for special supplies and services, for example:

  • Elevator carries
  • Long carries
  • Moving items up and down stairs
  • Packing services and materials
  • Shuttle service
  • Temporary storage

While you should always get a one-site estimate from any moving company you are considering, the following will give you an idea of what you can expect:

Long-Distance Moving

Long-distance moves are in excess of 100 miles. Costs are measured based on the distance of the move, the weight of your property, and the fee for insurance and additional services on your property.

Moving Locally

Moves less than 100 miles are usually considered a local move. Local movers usually charge an average rate of around $100 per hour for a truck and two movers. A two-bedroom apartment move typically takes 4 to 6 hours, estimating your move at about an average of $500 with prices ranging from $400 to $600 for labor alone. You may also be charged for special services and supplies.

You Pack, We Drive Services

A great way to save money is to do the packing yourself and then have professionals move and drive your possessions.

Cost Saving Tips For A Two Bedroom Apartment Move

Be sure take into consideration the following:

  • Ask about the service elevator.
  • Be sure to measure all hallways, doorways, and stairways before you move.
  • Leave your old apartment in the same state as when you moved in.

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Cost to Move a 2 Bedroom House
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Average Cost to Move a 2 Bedroom House

$3,500 is the average cost to move a two bedroom house in the United States in 2020 according to movers.com. Read on to learn more about what is involved in moving a 2 bedroom house.

2 bedroom houses are small to medium in size depending on the layout and design of your home. It will be some work  to move the contents safely and securely to your new property. That is where Professional Movers International comes in! They have the skilled expertise to be able to pack your existing home, transport, unpack and set up your new home safely.

Local & Long Distance Moving Costs

It’s a great idea to get in-home estimates from any company you are thinking about hiring, the following will give you a reasonable idea of what you can expect to pay for your a 2-bedroom house move.

  • If your move is going to local (less than 100 miles), movers typically charge by the hour — with an average rate of about $100 per hour for a truck and two movers. However, a two-bedroom house usually takes between four and six hours to move so you are going to be looking at $400 to $600 just for the labor. In addition you may face additional charges for services such as:
  1. Moving items up and down stairs
  2. Elevator carries
  3. Long carries
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Temporary storage
  6. Packing services and materials

 

  • If your move is long-distance (greater than 100 miles), the cost is determined by the weight of your property, the distance the movers will be driving plus the cost of specific services and additional insurance if you want. Prices can differ, but the following list will help give you an idea of a standard range based on a two-bedroom house move with 4,500 lbs of material:

Cost to move a 2-bedroom house 500 Miles

  • Transportation Only: $2,000
  • Unloading Services: $2,300
  • Monthly Storage: $2,300
  • Unloading And Storage: $2,700

Cost to move a 2-bedroom house 1,000 Miles

  • Transportation Only: $3,200
  • Unloading Services: $3,500
  • Monthly Storage: $3,600
  • Unloading And Storage: $3,900

Cost to move a 2-bedroom house 3,000 Miles

  • Transportation Only: $4,900
  • Unloading Services: $5,300
  • Monthly Storage: $5,300
  • Unloading And Storage: $5,700

Please note these prices are only estimated so that the final costs will differ. The weight of your home obvious depends on how much furniture and other possessions you plan on moving.

How Much Does Storage Cost?

The list below gives you a rough estimate of the costs for both standard and climate-controlled storage units, in three different sizes related to 2-bedroom homes. The amount of property you have to store will determine the size you need.

10×20 storage

  • Standard: $95 to $150
  • Climate Controlled: $150 to $180

10×25 storage

  • Standard: $120 to $200
  • Climate Controlled: $200 to $275

10×30 storage

  • Standard: $165 to $300
  • Climate Controlled: $285 to $400

2-Bedroom Movers

We are a knowledgeable and experienced professional moving company and are used to clients needing their homes moved. We can handle moving your 2-bedroom house; we have a sanitized truck fleet to keep your property protected and will help you with the logistics and scheduling of your move with ease.

Don’t panic about your upcoming 2-bedroom move. Hire a professional moving company, plan out the moving details, and look ahead to your brand new home!

Average Cost to Move a 2 Bedroom Apartment

Average Cost To Move a 2 Bedroom Apartment

On Average the cost to move a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,500, with prices ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 in the US in 2020 according to movers.com.

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Recycling Moving Boxes
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Recycling Moving Boxes

There is no better than idea to recycle moving boxes for other purposes. Read on to learn some handy ways to repurpose those boxes.

Donate

Local libraries or schools may need heavy-duty boxes to store books. Call around your neighborhood to see if there are any organizations in need of some extra boxes.

Recycle

If your moving boxes were damaged during the moving process, consider recycling them. You can recycle worn out and dirty boxes by breaking them down and taking them to a local recycling bin. Some cities also pick up recyclable materials upon request. Check with your local recycling center to see if they provide similar services. Ask the recycling center about any stipulations they have about acceptable boxes for recycling. For instance, they may require that boxes be flattened or shaped into a certain size.

Using The Boxes

You may want to use some of your sturdier boxes to store certain items in your home. You can organize items that are rarely used into boxes according to type or value. Consider breaking down the cardboard boxes and storing them for future use. For instance, if you plan to move in a year, you may want to keep some of your moving boxes on hand. Boxes may also come in handy for wrapping presents during holidays or birthdays. If you have small children, you may want to use the boxes for creative art projects down the road as well.

Selling The Boxes

Many cities have companies who buy and sell moving boxes. You can find such companies by doing a quick Google search of cardboard box companies in your area. Some moving companies may also know of cardboard box companies in your area. Once you have found a company, they will likely pick up the boxes from your home and pay you a small amount for each box. You might also want to try selling your boxes on websites like BoxCycle.com or ContainerExchanger.com. These websites allow people to buy and sell used boxes for free. Most often, people can sell their used boxes for $.50 to $1.50 per box.

Giving The Boxes Away

If you’re not interested in making a profit off of your moving boxes, you can give them away. Keep an eye out for someone in your neighborhood that might need the boxes. You can also post the free boxes on your local classifieds. Consider posting flyers around your neighborhood as well. If you moved into an apartment complex, talk with the rental office to notify other tenants that may need moving boxes. Apartment managers may also know of tenants who are planning to move soon that could use your boxes. Try these methods to get rid of your boxes after you move.

 

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Professional Movers Cost
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How Much Do Professional Movers Cost?

If you are searching for the cost to hire professional movers, this post should help. The average cost of professional movers is $4,716. Professional moving costs range from $176 to $9,257 in the US for 2020.

How Much Does Cross Country Moving Cost?

According to HomeAdvisor.com the average cost for cross country moving is $3,357.  The distance your moving and how much property must be moved influence the range of costs.  The average range of cross country moving costs starts at $1,626 and goes up to $5,095.  The highest end moving costs with longest distance and most property to move can cost up to or more than $9,000. The cost of moving from the East Coast to the West Coast will be among the highest. The average cost of moving from East Coast to West Coast is $6,312 to $9,257, according to Find Good Movers.

How Much does Long Distance Moving Cost?

According to the My Moving Reviews. The average long distance moving cost in the United States is $4,300. Average long distance moving costs in the United States ranged from $2,626 to $6,035 in 2018-2019. These costs are for moving a household with 7,400 lbs items.

How Much Does International Moving Cost?

According to MoverDB.com The average international moving cost is $5,000. International moving cost ranged from $1,000 to $10,000 in 2018-2019

How Much Do Local Moves Cost?

The average local moving cost is $662. The cost is dependent on our location and the size of the property and the contents within. The list below will give you a good idea of the various costs.

  • Studio: $176 (231cf)
  • 1 Bedroom, Small: $270 (390cf)
  • 1 Bedroom, Large:  $346 (524cf)
  • 2 Bedroom: $578 (892cf)
  • 3 Bedroom: $774 (1215cf)
  • 4 Bedroom: $1,148 (1815cf)

How much does it cost to have professional movers pack for you?

You can expect a charge of around $25-35 per hour for additional services of packing up your home. However, with long distance moves, full service movers and packers will quote you a price based on the size of the home and the nature and number of the items to be moved.

Free Professional Moving Quotes

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How Much Do Packing Services Cost
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How Much Do Packing Services Cost?

Depending on the size of your home the average price of packing services is $750 with prices ranging for packing services from $300 to $1,200 for the US in 2020.

Average Cost of Boxes by Size

  • Small moving box cost, not including labor: $3
  • Medium moving box cost, not including labor: $4
  • Large moving box cost, not including labor: $5
  • Dish-pack moving box cost, not including labor: $8

Packing Services Costs (Materials Included)

  • Book box cost including labor: $5
  • Linen box cost including labor: $10
  • China/Glassware box including labor: $18

Average Packing Services Cost By Hour

  • $85 per hour total for two packers at $42.50 per hour.
  • $105 per hour total for three packers at $35 per hour.
  • $130 per hour total for four packers at $32.50 per hour.

Flat Rate Pricing For Packing Services

  • 1 Bedroom Apartment (approximate weight: 3,000 lbs): $300-$450 for Labor (2 packers) and $100-$150 for supplies.
  • 2 Bedroom Home (approximate weight: 5,000 lbs): $450-$600 for Labor (2 packers) and $150-$250 for supplies.
  • 3 Bedroom Home (approximate weight: 9,000 lbs): $600-$750 for Labor (3 packers) and $250-$350 for supplies.
  • 4 Bedroom Home (approximate weight: more than 10,000 lbs): $750-$1,200 for Labor (4 packers) and $300-$450 for supplies.

Weight

Based on the weight of your items, packers charge fixed rates:

  • 3,000 lbs. Cost: $300-$400.
  • 5,000 lbs. Cost: $450-$600.
  • 10,000 lbs. Cost: $900-$1,050.

Price of Supplies

The cost of packing supplies may or may not be included when you are given a quote from a full packing service. Keep in mind speacial items may require special handling or packing materials to ensure they are safe for transportation. That said, here is an average supply list with current packing supply prices for a family of four occupying a three bedroom house.

  • Large Boxes (35 count) $4 per box.
  • Extra Large Boxes (17 count) $4 per box.
  • Medium Boxes (45 count) $2.20 per box.
  • Wardrobe Boxes (8 count) $12 per box.
  • Picture Boxes (9 count) $10 per box.
  • Bubble Wrap (90 feet) $18 ($2 per ten foot)
  • Stretch Wrap (360 feet) $7.20 ($$0.80 per 40 feet)
  • Packing paper (14 lbs) $18
  • Tape dispensers (2) $10 each.

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How Much Does A Storage Unit Cost Per Month
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How Much Does A Storage Unit Cost Per Month?

The average price of a storage facility rental per month is $160 per month for the US in 2020 with prices ranging from $20 per month to $300 per month. Obviously, prices can differ greatly!

Renting a storage unit can be useful not only when you move house but also to store belongings you do not have time to deal with at the current time. Depending on your location or the kind of unit you need, the prices can vary from place to place. You also have to keep in mind the price may vary depending on the quality of the storage facility. Higher end facilities in prime locations will cost more than older facilities. Read on to learn more about the cost of storage facilities.

Storage Unit Size And Locations

The size of the unit will be the most important consideration when looking at the cost of a unit followed by the location of the facility. Storage units in urbanized areas are considerably more expensive than units in a small town or rural area. We are going to break down the average sizes of storage units using “population markets” described as follows:

  • Small Markets: Less than 80,000
  • Mid-sized Markets: Less than 800,000
  • Large Markets: 800,000 plus

5×5 Storage Unit

  • Small Markets: The average price is $28 with prices ranging from $20 to $35 for the US in 2019
  • Mid-sized Markets: The average price is $44 with prices ranging from $33 to $55 for the US in 2019
  • Large Markets: The average price is $68 with prices ranging from $50 to $85 for the US in 2019

5×10 Storage Unit

  • Small Markets: The average price is $28 with prices ranging from $20 to $35 for the US in 2019
  • Mid-sized Markets: The average price is $44 with prices ranging from $33 to $55 for the US in 2019
  • Large Markets: The average price is $68 with prices ranging from $50 to $85 for the US in 2019

10×10 Storage Unit 

  • Small Markets: The average price is $90 with prices ranging from $80 to $100 for the US in 2019
  • Mid-sized Markets: The average price is $105 with prices ranging from $90 to $120 for the US in 2019
  • Large Markets: The average price is $150 with prices ranging from $140 to $160 for the US in 2019

10×15 Storage Unit

  • Small Markets: The average price is $110 with prices ranging from $100 to $120 for the US in 2019
  • Mid-sized Markets: The average price is $138 with prices ranging from $125 to $150 for the US in 2019
  • Large Markets: The average price is $188 with prices ranging from $175 to $200 for the US in 2019

10×20 Storage Unit

  • Small Markets: The average price is $125 with prices ranging from $100 to $150 for the US in 2019
  • Mid-sized Markets: The average price is $188 with prices ranging from $175 to $200 for the US in 2019
  • Large Markets: The average price is $265 with prices ranging from $250 to $280 for the US in 2019

10×30 Storage Unit

  • Small Markets: The average price is $170 with prices ranging from $165 to $175 for the US in 2019
  • Mid-sized Markets: The average price is $210 with prices ranging from $200 to $220 for the US in 2019
  • Large Markets: The average price is $288 with prices ranging from $275 to $300 for the US in 2019

Location Of Storage Facilities

The location has a significant impact on the cost of a storage unit. The more expensive a city is to live in, the more expensive storage will be. Likewise, if you want a storage unit in a desirable area, you can expect it to cost more. Usually, self-storage in a downtown area costs more than self-storage in suburbia.

Climate Control

A climate controlled storage unit may be a very good idea if you live in a locale that has extreme humidity, cold or heat. Usually, you can expect to pay around 15% more per month for storage units with such facilities. The upside is it means it is far less likely your important belongings ill become damaged while they are in storage.

Indoors Or Outdoors

Outdoor structures are much like household garages. Every unit will have its own door, obviously accessible from the outside. Indoor structures often resemble apartment style buildings with a single main entry to the facility and then separate doors for each individual unit. Indoor units will be more expensive, sometimes up to 50 percent more expensive than outdoor units. Likewise, if you want ground floor access, it may cost a little extra.

Security Arrangements

Security is a very important consideration when it comes to self-storage. Always rent from a facility with some security measures in place. CCTV and keypad entry is often a good start. You can also find storage facilities that have guards on duty 24 hours per day. However, you can again expect to pay more for self-storage when they offer this level of security.

Rental Agreements

It is important you fully understand the rental agreement before signing your name to it. if you rent a self-storage unit for six months or less, you can expect to pay a higher monthly cost than one that is rented for a year or more. If you can pay upfront you will often benefit from a substantial discount. So if you are looking for maximum bang for your buck, it is a good idea to discuss with the facility any discounts they can negotiate for advance payment and extended rental terms. None of this, however, is set in stone. Other ways to save money include spending some time thinking of how you can best pack your items to minimize the effect climate issues may have, how to maximize the space you do have and buying your own cost-efficient but sturdy self-storage lock.

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