Moving - what do local movers in your area charge?
We're considering using a local moving company as opposed to doing it all ourselves with a U-Haul and calling in favors from various friends. I'd rather go with a mover because at our age (60 and 61), we're just not as spry as we used to be...lol.
I called a couple of local movers for estimates and got the following:
$95 per hour for 3 men; pads; dollies; plus 1 hr travel time. Estimated time for a 3 bedroom home is 6 - 7 hrs.
$119 per hour from another company, but everything else (men, travel time, etc.) is the same.
Does this seem to be the norm? I'm in Indianapolis. For me, I'd rather pay $600 for movers to do it, although I know from past experience that there's still a lot of work involved for the homeowner, even when not doing it all by yourself.