Moving houses can be a bothersome and sometimes expensive experience. There are a couple of factors to consider, but the most important is cost. If you’re moving to a 2 bedroom apartment, for instance, you’ll have to factor in how far you’re moving, how many items you’ll be moving, and whether you’ll hire professional movers or do it yourself.

In this article, we’re going to be doing an in-depth analysis of the cost of moving a 2 bedroom apartment in 2022. Without further ado, let’s go right into it.

Cost Of Moving

The cost of moving a 2 bedroom apartment depends largely on whether you want to do it yourself or if you want to hire a moving company. Most local movers charge hourly, so the number of items you’re moving, and the distance you’re moving them will be a major factor when calculating expenses, as well as dates, stairs(if you’re using a moving company), and packing supplies.

If you choose to move your 2 bedroom apartment by yourself, here’s a couple of things for you to consider

Doing it yourself

Moving to a 2 bedroom apartment is a lot less stressful than moving into a house. It’s entirely possible to do it yourself, and a lot less stressful too. If you’re going to handle the moving yourself, there are a couple of things you should consider

Using professional movers

Using professional moving companies is recommended by most experts, and while they may be a bit biased, it’s still the most efficient and time-saving method of moving. The costs of using a professional moving company vary between regions, but the national average is $100 for 3 movers and one truck.

For a 2 bedroom apparently, the average cost of moving will be $600 to $800.

Additional factors will likely see the price increase past the above-stated amount though. For instance, if the movers have to take heavy furniture up a flight of stairs, they’re likely to charge you extra. Ironically, they’ll also charge you if they have to use an elevator too. If they can’t find parking space around your new apartment or house, they’ll charge you for carrying the items over long distances.

Tips to save money when moving

Financially speaking, moving apartments can be an expensive exercise. To make it a bit easier for you, here are a couple of tips to cut down on moving costs and save yourself some money.

What’s the Budget?

If you’re doing it yourself, your budget for moving a 2 bedroom apartment should be around $500 and below.

When hiring movers, calculating the costs becomes a bit more complicated because most times, there are extra charges per mile. You have to ask the movers detailed questions about their policies, and the service charges they demand.

The weight of your items also plays a huge part in determining the cost of moving a 2 bedroom apartment. If you have items that collectively weigh over 4500lbs, there’ll be extra charges.

When all is said and done, the average price for moving a 2 bedroom apartment over 500 miles is $2700. This includes insurance and mover packaging. If you’re moving over 1000 miles, it becomes $3300 including both additional services. Over 3000 miles, the average price shoots up to $5,700.

It’s imperative to note that this is a national average. Depending on the moving company and region, these prices may shoot up past the above-stated figures or may end up being cheaper. Your negotiating skills also go a long way in driving down the cost, so if you’re a good negotiator, you can strike a good deal with the moving company.


There are a lot of factors to consider when moving apartments. From rent to the security deposit, credit checks, etc. It’s easy to overlook the cost of moving your items, and most people end up not being overwhelmed by the cost when they get around to it.

We used a 2 bedroom apartment as an example in this article, but a lot of the principles above can be applied to other apartments. Whether it’s a house, a three-bedroom apartment, or something smaller, this article should be your go-to for preparing to move.

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