(Weekend Edition) did a comparative analysis of moving a one-bedroom apartment from Bostion to New York. They included a lengthy analysis of estimates given, labor, supplies and fees. Here's what they came up with:
Best Price Moving & Storage Co., an independent company in Allston, Mass. TOTAL: $2,208*
Cheap Date Moving, an independent company, Watertown, Mass. TOTAL: $2,340
Metropolitan Moving & Storage Co, a Boston affiliate of North American Van Lines TOTAL: $2,591.39
U-Haul International Inc., Phoenix TOTAL: $539.18
Doreen Doyle Co., Boston total: $1,440** *Total figures exclude insurance and storage **Does not include moving company fees
Interesting point they brought out was that the number of moves in this country is on the rise -- personal moves are up 8.5% in the past five years, according to the American Moving and Storage Association.