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How Much Do Movers Cost?

How Much Do Movers Cost?Our pricing is very competitive and we customize each quote specifically to the clients needs. At Suburban Solutions, there are two types of moving charges.  Some moves are charged by the hour and some moves are charged via a flat rate, binding quote. DOT Regulation for intrastate moves and many State Regulations for interstate moves mandate that moves over 40 miles are considered long distance moves and must be charged a flat rate.  (Please note that the 40 mile rule is the general rule, but some states may vary slightly, consult with your local office for more information!)

For local moves, we charge by the hour.  The only other charge is a Truck and Travel fee.  We have a 2 hour minimum and we prorate by the minute for anything over 2 hours!  For local moves, we provide a low and high end estimate of how long we think the move is going to take and provide the total cost for each the low and high end number of hours.  How do you know how long a move will take?  Great question!  We base this off of years of experience in the local markets.  Most likely we are already familiar with your area and know some of the ins and outs.  We base the quote on three key pieces of information

  1. The conditions of your current home (where can we park our moving truck, the number of stories in your home, if you live in an apartment, what floor are you living on, if there is an elevator, how far is your apartment from the elevator, how far away can we park the truck from the elevator
  2. Same questions for your unload location
  3. A detailed inventory list of what we need to move for you

What are some things that can add cost to my move?  Things that are challenging for our moving crew that can add time and moving cost are long walks and tight stairwells and hallways.  Oddly shaped items, exercise equipment and lawn equipment / patio furniture can be challenging to pack tightly on the track and take additional time.

Local Moving Estimates are non-binding.  So if your move is quoted between four hours and five hours but only takes 3.5 hours, that is all you are charged for.  We base your estimate on the information provided.  We kindly request that you give us as much information as possible so we can be as accurate as possible!  If there are items that we need to move on moving day that we did not account for, it will take longer to perform your move!  

For long distance moves, we will provide you with a flat rate.  This is based on the same information as above as well as the weight and volume of your collective furniture.  Things like projected load and unload time also have an effect, as well as the pick up and drop off location.   We do not have any hidden fees or charges.  There is a tariff sheet of potential charges, but these only result if there is information not made known to us prior to quoting your job.  So long as the actual move matches our quote details, your price is set in stone.

We do have some additional fees for add on services like hoisting, piano moving and over night storage.  Your local office will be able to outline any additional fees in advance.  We pride ourselves on up front pricing with no surprises, so we make a point to get an estimate to you that clearly shows what you are paying for.

Lastly we also offer a series of retail items like boxes, tv boxes, wardrobe boxes, mattress bags that can add to your cost.  These are completely optional!

Our Clients Feedback

  • My second move with this company and another amazing move and crew to work with!!!! Fast, efficient, kind, courteous and very reasonable! These people work fast and treated everything as though it was there own!!! Love this company and highly recommend!!!! Georgia Matherly

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    5 star ratingVery pleased with Suburban Solutions on a small move from suburban Maryland to suburban Virginia. They were on time and took care with the preparations and loading. The processes went incredibly smoothly. It was a good deal and I would use them again.

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    Sarah C.

    We had the most pleasant experience with Suburban Solutions. Our team was professional and handled all our stuff with care. They wrapped all our furniture completely in moving blankets and taped them all around. All our neighbors said they never saw a moving company wrap furniture like that and were impressed. Our on site manager (who was there from start... read more

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    Beth M.

    5 star ratingWe were moving a 2 bedroom + apartment from Ardmore, PA (suburban Philadelphia) to southern Sussex Cty, DE (Bethany area) with an intermediate stop at our storage unit. We had heard a number of moving company horror stories so we were a bit apprehensive. From our first contact by phone with Suburban Solutions, things could not have gone more smoothly.... read more

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    Bill M.
  • Brian was great to work with. His team did a long distance move for us and they were on time for pick up and delivery. They were efficient and wrapped all furniture. Eric was great to work with as well and made sure all furniture was where we wanted it before leaving. I would highly recommend Suburban... read more

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    Megan B.

    5 star ratingThis is the second time we have used Suburban Solutions and they have been excellent. They are reliable, clear in their communication, and were extremely customer focused. The packing and moving team were efficient, friendly, and professional. I was impressed and would recommend them to family and friends.

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    Doryn C.

    I hate moving. Dread it. Don't like it. Run from it. My wife and I moved our family of four from Philly to the suburbs in mid-August 2021. It was difficult to hire movers. Suburban Solutions was the fourth company I called and they had availability. So I booked them. I was... read more

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    Thomas T.

    5 star ratingVery pleased with the business I had with Suburban Solutions. Brian was very pleasant and accommodating with setting everything up. Nick and Eric, the movers, we're amazing. Very efficient and pleasant to work with. I will use them again. Highly recommend!

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    Shelley W.
  • 5 star ratingSuburban did an outstanding job with a recent pickup and delivery of antique furniture to our house, including moving existing furniture to make room. Communication with the manager about setting up the move was very good, and the crew was careful, efficient, and responsive to all our directions. I will definitely use them again.

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    Mark T.

    The entire process, from requesting a quote to the actual move, was so easy and professional, thanks to Suburban Solutions' wonderful customer service, sales team, and moving crew. The crew, managed by “Q”, was so professional, efficient, and thoughtful of my personal items, and I can’t thank them enough for their service. They eased my stress and anxiety about... read more

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    This is my second move with Suburban Solutions and I can't say enough good things about them as a company. They communicated prior to the move and had me set up for success.

    On the day of the move, there were text alerts prior to my teams arrival that kept me in the loop. My movers Chuck and Ashford arrived on...
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    Kelly G.

    We used both packing and moving service from South Philadelphia (Point Breeze) to Wallingford, PA. We were really happy with the guys, all of whom were respectful to us and courteous with our things. My wife was especially impressed by how vocal the younger team members were about wanting to learn the right way to do things. Everyone involved... read more

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    JP F.
  • All my questions and concerns were answered/addressed in a timely manner. They provided me with useful tips concerning packing and so forth. Driver and movers were super professional, friendly, extremely helpful. I highly recommend them!

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    Leonel J.

    Can't say enough about this company. Our crew of Vez (spelling might be wrong there), Mike and Mikey were top notch. They were prompt, careful, friendly, and efficient with the move. I've never had close to this pleasant of an experience with movers before, and I'll never use another moving company again. Will absolutely recommend to my friends and family,... read more

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    James M.

    5 star ratingI've used Suburban Solutions for moving twice so far. First time was April 2020, and they were so professional and friendly helping me move right as the pandemic was getting really bad. Very clean, very efficient, and incredibly friendly! I loved chatting with these guys and they were cracking jokes the entire time. Genuinely felt like they were enjoying their... read more

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    Julie D.

    Excellent movers. Wrapped everything in packing blankets and shrink wrap. Efficient, professional, careful with our belongings. Highly recommend this company. Team worked well together.

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For more information on our services, please see the links below

cross country moving company King of Prussia, PA


Whether you’re moving down the street or across town, we can get you and your belongings the quality local service you deserve.

Suburban Solutions's truck for long distance moving


North, South, East & West, our long distance service covers the lower 48 states. Let our personalized customer service and exceptional network of professionals take you there.

The Sub-Solv Express team prepared for city to city moving


We recognize there’s a big difference between moving a five-bedroom house and a 12’×12′ studio apartment. That’s why, for you urban dwellers, we developed our swiftest and most efficient city-to-city moving option: The Sub-Solv Express.

Suburban Solutions' van fully prepared for commercial moving


Office moves can’t be done during normal business hours or your bottom line suffers. Proper care of equipment and items isn’t just for cosmetic purposes. You need it done the right way and with special care.