Moving: It’s usually a time of such joy – until you actually have to get your things from point A to point B. Fortunately, the cost of hiring someone to do the heavy lifting is less than you think.
Here are the average costs to hire a professional on Thumbtack to help with the most requested moving services:
Take our word for it: Hiring someone to help you move – even if it’s to an apartment or house less than 50 miles away – is one of the best investments you’ll ever make in your life. Most moving jobs cost less than $295 to move everything. Expect to pay more if you have lots of fragile items or bulky items that require some extra muscle.
Long Distance Moving
Congratulations! You’re moving to a new state for a new job. The last thing you want to worry about is packing your stuff up and moving it. Most long distance moves cost $1600 on average – a small price to pay to get your stuff on time and in one piece. Expect prices to vary by delivery location and distance.
IKEA Furniture Assembly
It’s not rocket science to assemble new furniture – but it’s not fun either. You have better things to do with your day than read the fine print. Hire someone to help you for around $100 and you can get back to your weekend.
Furniture Moving & Heavy Lifting
You’re upgrading your couch – or your entire bedroom furniture set. Hire someone to move it for you and you won’t have to worry about scuffing paint, scratching walls or throwing out your back. Let the pros take this off your hands for around $150. Nuff said.
Packing and Unpacking
Moving is one thing – then you have to get your stuff out of the boxes and onto shelves. Hire professionals to do this for you and it will be done in an afternoon instead of months – and they’ll haul away the packing materials too.
It happens to the best of us – stuff accumulates. Hire someone to take away the old things that are crufting up your garage, attic and basement and you’ll feel better right away. Even better, they’ll recycle things that are junk and donate the things like old books and stuffed animals that should get a second chance.
Move-in Move-out Cleaning
Even if you like doing housework or have never hired never hired a cleaner, this is a time when you don’t want to skimp. Leave an old home or apartment cleaner than when you left it – and move into a sparkling new place that’s dust and grime free. It’s the best $155 you’ll spend all year.