// // (function(w,d,s,l,i){w[l]=w[l]||[];w[l].push({'gtm.start':new Date().getTime(),event:'gtm.js'});var f=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],j=d.createElement(s),dl=l!='dataLayer'?'&l='+l:'';j.async=true;j.src='//www.googletagmanager.com/gtm.js?id='+i+dl;f.parentNode.insertBefore(j,f);})(window,document,'script','dataLayer','GTM-WZHF8D'); // All My Sons Moving Company  HomeLocal MoversMoving ServicesMoving ResourcesFind StorageMoving BlogCareersContact Us Call 866-726-1579 Home Moving Locations Moving Photos Contact a Mover Local Movers Moving Services Moving Resources Find Storage Moving Blog   Should I choose an hourly moving rate or flat rate? Believe it or not, this question has no right or wrong answer.  For some the hourly moving rate is a good fit, while others the flat rate.  Today we will look at both and help you decide on what works best for you. Most moving companies quote moves based on an hourly moving rate.  This rate varies from city to city and state to state.  The rate also fluctuates depending on the the day of the week and month time frame.  In some instances the hourly moving rate is also accompanied by a moving minimum.  The minimum usually affects smaller moves. By and large the hourly moving rate is the most common and keeps you alert to the movers progress. The flat rate I will be discussing is not the typical flat rate some movers quote via phone or email.  The flat rate I'm discussing is the "not to exceed" quote.  What generally happens here is a home estimator comes out to your home and conduct a survey of your property.  The estimator then determines based on the number of items a weight value and assesses a cost.  This cost is then used as the price point that the move will not exceed.  Basically, the flat rate moving quote in writing is a guarantee from your movers that your move will not go over the said amount.  As a rule of thumb, smaller local moves are generally quoted via phone and charged an hourly moving rate.  Whereas, larger moves require an in-home estimate. Discuss the size of your move with your moving company.  See what they recommend.  Some companies say they use a flat rate and then require you to list your items, without the possibility of adding more later.  Using an hourly rate frees you to move whatever is needed in that time frame, and a flat moving rate or not to exceed rate allows you to budget knowing what your move will cost.  Which moving rate works best for you?  Think about it and choose wisely.  Moving Company, Movers, Moving Quote, Hourly Rate, Flat Rate, Minimum Get A Free Moving Quote Now! What's Your Zip Code? Where are you moving? select Select Move TypeIn State Local MoveOut of State Move What are you moving? select UnknownApt 1 BedroomApt 2 Bedroom or moreHouse 2 BedroomHouse 3 BedroomHouse 4 Bedroom or moreStorageSmall OfficeLarge OfficeOtherTownhouse Moving Services Local Moving Long Distance Moving Corporate Relocation Commercial Moving Sponsorships Auto Transport Storage Space Rental Moving Guide Moving Checklist Moving Insurance Moving Partners Book Online Moving Articles What To Consider About Your Child's New School Changing Your Address Again Moving To The Future View More Moving Articles Press Releases 13 May 2014 Dallas Moving Company Supports Local Business Owner to get People Moving! 15 Mar 2014 Fort Lauderdale Moving Company Moves for Cancer View More Moving Company Press Releases Moving Reviews Tom Stickley Great Move! move Moving Florence to Cinci View More Moving Company Press Releases   Choose a moving location: Atlanta Movers Corpus Christi Movers Jacksonville Movers Miami Movers Rhode Island Movers Austin Movers Dallas Movers Kansas City Movers Milwaukee Movers Richmond Movers Baton Rouge Movers Delray Beach Movers Knoxville Movers Minneapolis Movers Salt Lake City Movers Birmingham Movers Denver Movers Las Vegas Movers Murfreesboro Movers San Antonio Movers Boca Raton Movers El Paso Movers Lexington Movers Nashville Movers Sarasota Movers Boise Movers Fort Lauderdale Movers Little Rock Movers Oklahoma Movers South Atlanta Movers Boulder Movers Fort Myers Movers Louisville Movers Omaha Movers South Charlotte Movers Charleston Movers Fort Worth Movers Maryland Movers Orlando Movers St Louis Movers Charlotte Movers Gainesville Movers Massachusetts Movers Pensacola Movers The Woodlands Movers Chicago Movers Greenville Movers McKinney Movers Phoenix Movers Tucson Movers Cincinnati Movers Hilton Head Movers Melbourne Movers Pittsburgh Movers Tulsa Movers Colorado Springs Movers Houston Movers Memphis Movers Portland Movers West Palm Movers Columbus Movers Indianapolis Movers Mesa Movers Raleigh Movers Wichita Movers Connecticut Movers   HomeLocal MoversMoving ServicesFind StorageMoving BlogCareersRights & ResponsibilitiesOur PartnersSite MapTermsContact UsPrivacy Copyright © 2009 All My Sons Moving & Storage, All rights reserved. //