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How Much Does It Cost to Move Locally?

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How Much Does It Cost to Move Locally

How Much Does It Cost to Move Locally?

Congratulations! You’re on the move! And you’re undoubtedly wondering, “How much does it cost to move these days?” Unless you’re at the point in your life where you can put everything you own into the trunk of your car, look to a local moving company in Kansas City to help with your local move.

Considering Different Types of Moving Services

The moving costs you’ll incur will depend on the kind of move you’re planning and the quality of service you want.

Just a rental truck: In this case, you will be using a rental truck to handle the packing, loading, transporting, unloading, and unpacking all by yourself. Depending on the size of the truck, flat daily costs start at about $20 and include fuel and mileage fees.

Loading, transporting, and unloading: Pack and unpack everything by yourself to save your back, but delegate the hard lifting to movers with experience. This service can cost anywhere from $200 for a one-bedroom apartment to over $1,000 for a four-bedroom house during a local transfer.

Full-service moves: Entrust everything to the experts; they will load, wrap, pack, and move your stuff to your new residence. All that’s left to do is settle down and unpack your possessions. Long-distance moves are typically accomplished using this kind of motion. You should budget between $2,000 and $5,000 for the relocation, plus an additional $0.50 for each pound and $25 to $50 per hour for each mover to assist with packing and unpacking.

Temporary storage: You might need to temporarily store your belongings in a storage unit or moving container if your moving dates don’t coincide. The cost of a storage facility can range from $50 for a small unit to $300 or $400 for larger units per month. You should budget $150 to $300 a month, plus delivery and redelivery fees, if you want the convenience of a portable storage unit that is delivered to your house, filled by you, and kept in a warehouse until you’re ready for another delivery.

Moving supplies: Rent sturdy plastic boxes for your move to save the environment rather than purchasing and then recycling boxes. For enough boxes to pack a one-bedroom apartment, prices start at approximately $50 per week, and they can go up to $200 for a large house. The rental company will pick up the boxes after you’re through. Check your neighborhood “buy nothing” group or moving truck rental firm; they frequently have used boxes on hand if you’re looking to cut costs on cardboard boxes.

Remember the following unforeseen moving expenses while you’re budgeting for your move:

  • There are natural differences between labor costs from city to city and region to region.
  • Full value protection insurance (movers usually provide only minimal insurance for free; full coverage is an add-on price).
  • Fees associated with transporting automobiles, yachts, and motorbikes
  • Fees for transporting bulky or delicate objects such a pianos, etc.


Moving swiftly is the greatest method to retain your sanity and keep your moving expenses down. The less money you spend on movers, supplies, storage fees, and—most importantly—during overlapping rent or mortgage payments, the quicker you can move out of your old house and into your new one. If you’re looking for local movers, give David’s Moving in Kansas City a call. We provide free estimates for affordable local moving services in Kansas City.

We offer a variety of residential moving services, including room-to-room swaps, storage unit removals, assisted living facilities, and home relocation. Our main goal is to support you when you relocate. Being organized is essential for a smooth move, whether you’re moving across town or down the street. We handle as much or as little planning as you’d like at David’s Moving Co. The level of involvement is entirely up to you. Once a plan is created, you can rely on David’s Local Movers to carry it out quickly and effectively.