How much does a typical local one-bedroom apartment move cost?

A note about rates: We're committed to offering the most fair, competitive rates possible. By "fair" we mean affordable for our customers, and enough that we can keep gas in the trucks and the lights on. We understand that moving is often prohibitively expensive, but I can assure you that we strive to make our services accessible to as many people as possible.

We also understand that rates can vary wildly. However, a general rule of thumb is this: If someone offers you a surprisingly cheap rate, there's at least one catch. The most likely catch is that you're not dealing with a legitimate moving company -- shady operators often offer rates as low as $50-$60 per hour, but they're not paying for things like cargo insurance, general liability insurance, workman's compensation, etc. You also have to wonder what they're paying their guys -- it can't be much, and in this industry, the truism "you get what you pay for" is more true than many other areas in life.

Now to actually answer your question... an average 1 bedroom apartment move takes 3.07 hours. We charge a base rate for the first hour and then an hourly labor rate billed in 15 minute increments for the balance of the job.  So average 1 bedroom apartment move would cost just under $500.  This is for a "typical" 1 bedroom apartment at current rates (June 2013).  Over the years, I've learned that "typical" for one person is not "typical" to another, so please fill out an request/estimate form to get a more accurate estimate. 

The real determining factor is how well prepared you are.

For example, if everything is boxed up and ready to go, we'll be on the low end of the scale (or lower, as is often the case). If you decide to start packing 30 minutes before we get there, well, it's going to take a while and cost a lot more.

Other factors include the size of the elevators, whether they're fast or slow, whether there are any long walks, three-floor walk-ups, etc. 

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