Moving can be challenging, and often what makes it so challenging is trying to find the right moving company for your needs. In the Boston area, we understand that you have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to moving companies, which is why it’s always recommended that you ask each company you’re considering hiring for a moving estimate
What is a moving estimate?
In the most basic sense, a moving estimate is what movers give to potential customers who are looking to know how much it will cost for moving services. The estimate can include length of time it takes to complete the move, number of days to complete the move (for long-distance or commercial relocation moves), as well as the final cost and flat hourly rate.
Every Boston moving company does their estimates a little differently, but we all ask that you try to give us as much detail as possible regarding your move. Please be sure to tell your potential moving company the following:
- Intended moving date
- New and existing address
- Type of living situation (home, apartment, condo)
- Number of bedrooms
- Whether or not you will need packing materials
- Whether or not you need full service packing
- A list of possible items that may take longer to pack (pool table, piano)
- A list of high value items that may need special packing or custom crating
Understanding your moving estimate
At Mastodon Moving, after you’ve filled out our free moving estimate online, our team will get back to you within 24 to 48 hours with a quote. All of the factors listed above affect the overall moving estimate, so if you have any questions or clarifications to make, we welcome you to give us a call and we will be happy to explain how everything is broken down.
It’s important to first find 3-5 moving companies in Boston and make sure they are fully licensed and insured. It’s an added bonus if the moving company has city parking permits. At Mastodon Moving, we renew our Boston city parking permits every year to ensure our spacious trucks can park as close to your apartment or home as possible to make the moving process quick and efficient.
Interested in getting a moving estimate from us? Start the process here!