Last Updated: Jul 17, 2023
Even a relatively straightforward local move can be stressful if you don’t have reliable and efficient movers. We’ve done all the research to provide you with the best options.
At Moving Feedback, we analyze moving companies based on what real customers are saying. If you’re searching for the best in the business, every review counts – and so do these other key metrics:
The average cost of a local move is around $2300, depending on the size of your shipment and the distance of the move. Prices may also vary based on the city or state, but if you are hiring a professional moving company, you should assume it will cost no less than $1000.
Sorry, Mr. Pink. In the moving industry, tips are both accepted, and expected. Unless a mover explicitly declines tips or gratuities, you should budget out 10% to 20% the final cost of the move as a tip for your movers – to be divided between the entire moving team, of course. Don’t forget the driver.
Unless something’s really gone bad, it’s common practice to tip your movers. Feel free to be generous and tip towards the high end of that 10% – 20% window if your moving team has done a stellar job.
In preparation for your local move you should make a list of all the things you will need to pack and take with you and get quotes from several different moving companies. Once you settle on the company that you want to work with, you can create a plan with them and determine the timeline for your move. A local move can generally be done in one day.