A local move is a simple move compared to an interstate or international move, but that doesn't mean you can wing it. Proper planning can save you a ton of headache later on in the process. The first step, is budget. How much does it cost to move? Well, the answer is, it depends! In a local move, most companies will charge hourly, but that rate depends on how many men you need, for how long and if you have any extra stops like an offsite storage unit. There are more variables that could come into play, but those are the most common. However, generally speaking you're probably not going to be able to spend anything less that $750 to get a mover to come out, and even that is pretty small. If you need to fit a budget close to that or less, we would recommend taking a look at our portable storage options that could save you money with a more DIY solution. If DIY doesn't appeal to you though, let's move on to step 2!