Often people want to compare moving prices with their friends, family, well… everyone. Why did Mrs Smith pay
more than Mrs Clark when they both had a 3 bedroom house to move?
Every house is not filled equally, you may have a modest bedroom set and they may have a set made for giants.
Are you a one table top TV family or 5 sets with surround sound?
Are you moving the appliances or leaving them?
Do you collect tea cups and have 3 china cabinets filled with them or are you a 4 piece place setting person?
The average home has 100-125 boxes, are you above average? (you should have said yes here)
Are your kids under 5 and have every toy a grandparent can buy them? Or are they older with a xbox and laptop for toys?
Do you live on the 3rd floor of a walk up apartment? You will pay more than the 2nd floor or 1st floor clients. Why? it just takes so much longer to move the same stuff.
Did your friend do their own packing and do want the movers to pack everything?
Are you moving 1 block or to the next county? Are you moving to the Jersey Shore on a weekend in summer (with traffic backed up for miles) or are you moving in March when the roads are free of traffic?
You are unique, celebrate it, and pay the piper his due. 😉
Ultimately, your mover is charging by how long the job will take on local moves or they are charging by weight on long-distance moves (with extra charges for things that take extra time like long carry’s or flights of stairs)
You are in control , only hire a mover to do what makes sense for your budget and ability.
Faith can move mountains, for everything else there is BD Movers!(tm)