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Find Trusted Moving Services Near You

Posted: January 2, 2024
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Depending on whether you’ve hired outside help or not for a previous move, you might not be aware of the costs when it comes to moving services. Moving services near you can vary for a variety of reasons among moving companies.

It can be a pain to try to find the right price while also making sure you receive high-quality movers for your individual move. The Moving Help® Marketplace takes the stress away by showing you high-quality moving labor at prices our Service Providers set themselves.

This will allow you to find a moving labor provider that fits your needs and budget. This article also will discuss the factors that can increase or decrease your total budget for services to allow you to move with confidence and book with the right provider for you.

Factors Influencing Moving Service Costs

Several key factors that can increase or decrease the cost of moving services includes:

Distance of the Move

The shorter the distance between both locations, the less expensive it’ll be for your move. For example, moving from one home to another home in the same city is obviously going to be less expensive than moving from Nashville to Boston.

If you have a long-distance move, you’ll need to find movers at your loading destination and or unloading destination. This can be difficult, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area, or you don’t have any friends or family in the area.

With Moving Help, we can quickly find high-quality moving labor in your area whether you need moving services in Los Angeles, or you need moving services in Miami or both. Moving Help can find providers who fit your budget and needs between both locations.

Number of Items

It goes without saying that the fewer the number of items you own, the faster it’ll take to move you. Our Marketplace has hourly moving labor for services such as loading and unloading.

For example, if you have fewer moving boxes and they’re lightweight compared to the average individual, it’ll take your moving labor less time to move everything. If you have many belongings, and they’re heavier than the average individual, it’ll take more time to move everything.

By cutting down the number of items you own, you’ll save time on moving day, which ultimately will save money in your wallet.

Time of Year

You may or may not realize it, but moving actually has seasons. More people move during the spring and summertime. Less people move during the fall and wintertime.

Therefore, you’ll see more demand for moving labor during the peak seasons of the end of May through the beginning of September.

Luckily, Moving Help has Service Providers who work year-round, so if you can move during a non-peak season, you’ll typically find less expensive prices for moving services near you.

Moving Date

Yes, even the day of the week can cause a moving service to increase or decrease in price.

If you’re looking for more budget-friendly days to move on, try these days:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday

The less budget-friendly days to move on are:

  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

We have Moving Helpers who are available seven days a week, so you’ll be sure to find one that meets your needs and budget.

A customer talks to two Moving Help moving labor providers about where she wants the piece of furniture they’re moving placed in her new apartment.

Additional Services

Finding a moving service near you like loading or unloading will cost you less money than needing multiple moving services. Some additional services you can get with Moving Help includes:

All three services are hourly. Therefore, you can decide how many hours and helpers you need assistance for packing, unpacking, and cleaning.

Just keep in mind for the packing and cleaning services, you’ll need to provide the packing supplies and the cleaning supplies since we are a labor-only Marketplace.

Find and hire packing or unpacking moving labor or cleaning moving labor on the Moving Help Marketplace today.

Specialty or Heavy Items

Specialty or heavy items will be considered an extra moving service for moving labor Service Providers. Some common specialty services include:

  • Pianos
  • Gun safes

Depending on the weight or the unusual shape of an item, a Moving Helper may require you to book it as a specialty service.

The good news is with Moving Help you pay per item. For example, if you have two pianos, you’ll pay per piano vs. per hour. This means even if moving your piano or gun safe takes one hour or five hours to move, you’ll pay a flat rate.

Find and hire piano moving labor or gun safe moving labor on the Moving Help Marketplace today.

All these factors can help you control the costs of moving services near you.

Understanding Regional Price Variations

Prices can change from city to city, from state to state, from regions to region, from country to country. The Moving Help Marketplace has different costs for moving services in Las Vegas compared to Charlotte moving services, compared to San Diego moving services.

The chart below shows the medium price for the moving services offered on the Moving Help Marketplace in the United States and in Canada. The loading or unloading, packing or unpacking, and cleaning services are based on two helpers for two hours. The U-Box container, piano moving, and gun safe moving services are based off a flat rate.

Service OfferedMedium Price**
Loading or unloading$298 in the United States
$270 (CAD) in Canada
Packing or unpacking$250 in the United States
$240 (CAD) in Canada
Cleaning$220 in the United States
$200 (CAD) in Canada
Piano moving$300 in the United States
$499 (CAD) in Canada
Gun safe moving$299 in the United States
$400 (CAD) in Canada
U-Box delivery with loading or unloading
(First U-Box container)*
$250 in the United States
$300 (CAD) in Canada
U-Box loading or unloading only
(First U-Box container)*
$180 in the United States
$220 (CAD) in Canada
U-Box delivery only
(First U-Box container)*
$175 in the United States
$200 (CAD) in Canada
* U-Box storage container prices are based off the first U-Box container. If you have more than one storage container, the total price will be higher for a variety of factors.
** Prices may fluctuate because of a variety of factors (Ex. Time of year, day of the week, summer months, location, number of Service providers in the area, etc.)

Tips for Saving on Moving Costs

When it comes to moving — whether you have to foot the bill or not — everyone wants to keep their moving costs low. We’ll give you some practical tips on how to minimize your moving expenses along with an explanation on how to do it.

In this section, we’ll focus on:

  • DIY packing and preparation
  • Flexible moving dates
  • Downsizing and decluttering
  • Comparing moving quotes from different providers

DIY packing and preparation: Sure, it’ll be easier and less time consuming for you to pay someone to pack for you, but packing and unpacking costs can get expensive quickly. By starting to pack yourself, you’ll save a ton of money in the long run. You also can ensure that any fragile items are carefully packed into the moving box yourself.

Flexible moving dates: This one is typically harder to change when you’re buying and selling a house or signing and ending an apartment lease. With that said, if you plan on moving somewhere new, and you think you’ll be able to have flexible moving dates, consider moving in the fall or wintertime at the beginning of the week. It’ll be less expensive than moving on a weekend in the middle of summer.

Downsizing and decluttering: Moving Help has loading or unloading services paid by the hour. If you take the time to declutter and downsize the number of belongings you own, the less junk will move to your new place, and the faster it’ll be for your moving labor to move everything for you. It’s a win-win situation.

Comparing moving quotes from different providers: Rather than calling mover after mover or scrolling endlessly on a mover’s website, use the Moving Help Marketplace. You can conveniently compare moving quotes with Service Providers in your area. Whether you need one or more services, need more helpers but fewer hours, or you need more hours but fewer helpers, you can quickly compare moving quotes from different providers.

These tips will help you save on moving costs when you use Moving Help to find moving labor services in your area.

Don’t Worry About Additional Fees With Moving Help

With some moving companies near you, you might have to worry about hidden fees or additional fees when it comes to your total bill. Your worries can be eliminated when you use Moving Help.

With the Moving Help Marketplace, the price you see is the price you pay. While some moving companies have fees, we don’t have these fees:

  • Stair fees
  • Gas fees
  • Travel fees
  • Cancellation fees
  • Hidden fees

The reason we don’t have these fees is because our Service Provider set their prices to include stairs, gas, and travel.

We get that when it comes to moving, things can move fluidly. This is why we have no cancellation fees. If you cancel a month before two days before your move, you don’t have to worry about cancellation fees.

We don’t like hidden fees either, so that’s why we’ve vanquished them.

The only fee you’ll see from us is a refundable service fee. The refundable service fee costs $5.95.

A couple stands in front of a house they recently bought together. In the background, a mover pushes a dolly with moving boxes into their home.

After your move is completed, you’ll receive an email to leave a review. Once you leave a review, which will help the provider and future customers, you’ll be refunded your $5.95.

Localized Moving Services

Moving Help has Service Providers in every state in the United States. Other moving companies don’t have that kind of availability. Additionally, Moving Help has providers in 10 Canadian provinces.

Even if you’re moving from the United States to Canada or vice versa, you can have professional assistance from Moving Help. Our reliable moving labor professionals can make sure your move is less stressful.

For example, check out the services in these areas:

You can find more localized services by entering your address and details on

Read Moving Help Reviews

One of the best aspects of Moving Help is our reviews. We’ve been around for quite some time, so we know a thing or two about moving. Four reasons to choose Moving Help is because:

  1. Moving Help has been around since 2002.
  1. Moving Help has completed more than 5 million jobs.
  1. Moving Help has more than 2.5 million reviews.
  1. Some Moving Helpers have hundreds to thousands of reviews.

Our reviews are real, unedited reviews. Word-of-mouth reviews are important because you get to see how other customers’ experiences went with that particular Service Provider that you’re considering hiring for your move.

Our Service Providers care about receiving 5-star reviews, so find a provider in your area who has 5-star reviews and fits within your budget.

Securely Book With Moving Help

You can find the right moving services near you and move with confidence with the Moving Help Marketplace. No matter where you’re located, no matter where you’re moving to, no matter how many services you need, Moving Help has you covered.

You can control some of the moving costs by doing some work prior to moving day. You don’t have to worry about hidden fees with our Service Providers or our Marketplace.

With Moving Help, you can find the best provider who meets your moving needs and still fits within your budget. Hire a Moving Helper today in your area from the Moving Help Marketplace.