While the total cost of moving in Maryland will ultimately depend on a number of personal factors, expect to spend between $1,200 to $3,400 during your move.
As you've probably already anticipated, a large chunk of this amount will be paid to the moving company in Maryland for their services while the rest will go towards moving supplies, fuel, and tips.
This average figure compares quite favorably with the amount charged by movers in other states across the country and is quite dependent on just how much you want the moving company in Maryland to do for you during your move.
In essence, when you hire a moving company, you are paying for a variable number of accessorial services, labor costs as well as extra or additional costs that add up to your total bill.
Like the name implies, labor costs are what the moving company in Maryland will charge for the manual labor performed by their employees. Generally, moving companies charge between $70 to $150 per hour depending on the moving company.
So, if you intend to move the contents of a two-bedroom apartment that the mover in Maryland has estimated will take a three-man team four hours to move, you'll pay 3×4×100 = $1,200 for labor alone.
Extra services include things like packing, waiting time, furniture assembly (and disassembly) as well as extra charges for distance, amount of property to be moved, and for handling delicate items that aren't part of the standard "give us your things and we'll move them" package most moving companies in Maryland offer.
If you think these services will help make your move easier, then you should absolutely opt for them. In fact, there's an ultra-convenient full-service option that you can pay for where you hand over the metaphorical keys to your home and let the movers handle everything from packing, furniture disassembly, and even cleaning up.
Accessorial services can be referred to as those little extra tasks that aren't exactly covered by your moving contract but have to be done for your move to be successful. While the cost of these accessorial services are dependent on the whims of whatever moving company you choose, some of these services have fixed rates and will be described below: