Can you trust an online moving calculator to give accurate estimates?
You can find dozens of different moving calculators online to help estimate the cost of your in-state move. These can be found on professional moving websites, general consumer sites or, not surprisingly, on websites where moving supplies are found. The real question lies in which estimate can you trust, it could be hard to tell. The majority of these calculators don’t provide any useful advice. They’re simply an interactive form of advertising.
Accurate Moving Estimates Require a Closer Look
The only truly accurate moving calculator is an experienced moving professional who is able to judge the situation firsthand with an eye on your situation and household goods. These experts know how to efficiently stack furniture and belongings, and they know the types of containers they’ll need. More importantly, movers with experience can often eyeball a load and accurately estimate the amount of time it will take to complete a full job. As most jobs charge a per hour fee, knowing how long it will take to move is especially handy.
Comparing Online Moving Calculators
It’s easy to check the accuracy of an online moving calculator by visiting more than one site. Visit five or ten, but be prepared for five or ten different results. Understand also that this method has no real bearing on what your particular moving expenses will be. A large, overstuffed couch takes more time to move than a minimalist style couch. A waterbed takes longer to break down than a typical queen frame. It’s these kinds of differences that make online or moving estimates over the phone so difficult to get right.
Contact Nilson Van to request a free estimate. You’ll be shocked by how much the process differs from any moving calculator online. Afterall, it’s an estimate you can act on and trust.