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    Moves within a city or state by Top Notch Movers.

    Any move within a city or state is a local move. Some are short distances within a 50-mile radius from the pick-up point and some stretch across the entire state. 

    Our job is to offer our clients the best solution for their needs when it comes to local moves. As a moving company, we work towards improving our services to ensure that every local move is completed on time, with no damages, and at an affordable cost.

    It is important to find a good mover. Know the service you need, and understand the budget. This page is built for you, our customer, to get all of the necessary information about local moving services and what we as a local mover in Fort Lauderdale have to offer.

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    Local Moving with Top Notch Movers

    At Top Notch Movers we offer local moving services to residents of South Florida. With 4 locations across South Florida, currently in Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Boca Raton, and Hollywood, we are able to provide professional and licensed local moving help at an affordable cost.

    Why you should hire us for your upcoming local move?

    • Years of experience with moving our customers locally within Florida, established in 2009.
    • Licensed and insured moving company, not a broker. Direct customer service and handling during an entire move.
    • Our competitive pricing and we believe that we can find a solution for every move of any size.
    • Our crews and office management are moving professionals with years of experience in the industry.

    We love moving, love helping our customers move, and are always ready to talk! Questions? Need advice? A free quote maybe? Reach out! 

    Our core values are simple, quality moving services, at an affordable cost, by a company that cares about its clients. 

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    • Avatar Trinity W ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      I never write reviews unless I feel compelled to, but the crew from Top Notch Movers that helped … More us with our move were the most professional movers that my family and I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They did such an amazing job helping us pack and load everything up on the truck. If you are looking for the best quality moving company to assist with your move, you need to go with this company. They reduced the amount of stress we were under and made it seamless. Thank you a million times to Mark, Sunny, and the rest of the crew that helped us move into our new home. You guys are truly amazing and I will be recommending you guys to everyone I know!!
    • Avatar Emily Klopstein ★★★★★ a month ago
      Great experience - Top Notch really came through for us despite a lot of unexpected hurdles, … More everyone handled the situation with professionalism and determination to get the job done. I really appreciate the hard work. Service in the scheduling department was excellent. The moving team was really easy to work with and pleasant to be around. Thanks to Sebastian, Oliver, Bryan, and James - moving is tough, but Top Notch made it happen for us!
    • Avatar Tami Rollins ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      Artavius and Rico were amazing. They moved everything without a hitch. They worked hard and … More delivered. I would highly recommend. Also Jackie who scheduled me was very helpful and accommodating. Thank you all so much for making our move much less stressful!

    What is considered a local move?

    Types of local moves, a general idea of what is considered to be a local move, and the actual difference between two types of local moves. Everything you need to know to be prepared.

    How long it takes to move?

    Based on our analysis of over 10,000 completed moves in recent years, the average duration for a local move ranges from 4 to 7 hours.

    Moving Locally

    Getting an accurate estimate of the time to complete your move is a vital part of your planning. Reach out today to talk to one of our local moving experts and receive advice, a free quote, and an understanding of how the movers work.
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    Local Move, within state, county, or city

    What categorizes a local move? 

    • Any move within the state, county, or city limits. Generally speaking, something that can be picked up and delivered the same day or the day after.

    Simply put, if you aren’t crossing state lines your move is local. Some states are large, and it takes a day or so to move belongings from one end to another, but that is still an intrastate move. Now, there are two types of local moves, local within a 50-mile radius from your origination and within the state. 

    Local move within a 50-mile radius of your origin:


    Moves like that are easier to get done and are more common, as people tend to move nearby more often than out of state or out of the county. These moves can be done by hiring a moving company, renting a truck, or renting a pod. Depending on the circumstances and requirements of each move. Less planning, easier to get things moving without professional packing, and less time-consuming than out-of-state moves or local moves within the state.

    Local Move within the State:


    Let’s take Florida as an example, as we are a Florida-based moving company. Any move within the state is still considered a local move for a moving company. Even if you are moving from Key West to Tampa. Usually, the process is the same, it does however involve a little bit more preparation and planning. Also, the cost of moving is higher, even if you will do it yourself due to the distance between the cities. We recommend hiring a mover or renting a pod for intrastate moves as it usually involves a long drive time and renting a truck might not be as beneficial and cost effective.

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    Cost of Moving Locally

    Let’s break down the cost of moving locally. We decided to make it easier for you and organized everything into useful breakdown toggle segments. Choose your way of moving, and find out what charges and costs you can expect. But always do your own research and reach out to movers to get an accurate quote before proceeding.

    Local movers usually charge an hourly rate when moving locally. Prices vary greatly depending on the time of the year, availability, the beginning or the end of the month, and services included in the hourly rate. 

    Ideally, you should look for a local mover who includes most of the fees within the hourly rate, fees such as gas, miles, tolls, taxes, equipment to move you, moving pads, tools, and tape. That’s standard for many reputable local movers.

    Rates can range from mover to mover, but generally speaking, are as follows: 

    • 2 Men ($100/hr to $160/hr) 
    • 3 Men ($140/hr to $200/hr) 
    • 4 Men ($180/hr to $240/hr) 
    • 5 Men ($220/hr to $280/hr)
    • 6 Men ($260/hr to $320/hr) 

    Most likely you will see 2 – 4 men range on hourly local moving jobs. Anything over is generally quoted in person after an in-home estimate and then billed as a flat rate for an entire job, mostly due to the size of the move (larger homes).

    A lot of times moving companies will also bill you additionally for the packing of fragile items, TVs, glass tops, glass inserts, marble tops, cabinets with glass and others will result in an additional charge. Movers will use packing materials to secure fragile items, bubble wrap, and boxes.

    The average cost of hiring a mover for your local move will range anywhere from $500 to $1400 and above for larger households. 

    You can find more information and details in our new article about the cost of moving locally.

    Renting a truck is always an option if you are able to move yourself or would like to save money on hiring a mover. There are plenty of services available to rent trucks of any size that can be driven without a CDL license, popular ones are: 

    • Penske
    • Budget 
    • Enterprise 
    • U-haul

    Each company differs on charges, sizes of trucks, and usability. Notably, two of the more popular ones are Penske and U-haul, Budget usually comes as the 3rd option and Enterprise is lesser known but still a great option.

    From the side of the professional moving company, we prefer Enterprise and Penske trucks due to their reliability, superior maintenance, and awesome customer support. However, most people will consider U-haul to be the primary choice for local moves. Due to their cost, ease of loading, and lot of options when it comes to the size of trucks, trailers, etc. 

    When it comes to cost, for local moves U-haul most of the time will be a clear winner, especially if we are talking about the moves that don’t require a lot of mileage use.

    The cost of renting a truck can differ from around $100 to $200 a day all included. For more details on cost and how much the rental truck can cost you can read our new article about renting a moving truck for your move.

    A 3rd option, not the most common one, but sometimes works best in certain situations when temporary storage or mobility is required. There are a few big players in the industry when it comes to renting containers, PODS, and Pack Rat are the ones that are used the most. PODS originated in Florida (Tampa), and Pack Rat is offered and supported by Lowe’s. Why should you consider renting a pod for your local move? 

    • You need short-term storage for your items.
    • Container can be placed directly on your property during renovations.
    • You would like to have full control and flexibility on when to load your items, unload, and give up the container.
    • Not trusting a mover, or not wanting to drive a moving truck without prior experience.

    Also, containers aren’t best for long-term storage options, as they are not great when stored outside. Heat and humidity will destroy your items over time. 

    Renting a container can be as expensive as hiring a mover, you definitely should compare costs and see if there are more pros than cons. 

    The average cost of renting a container for your local move is somewhere in the range of $800 to $2000 depending on the size of the container, and the actual amount of containers required to move. 

    In all the cases pointed out above, we suggest making sure that you get your information in writing before committing to any type of help or service. Avoiding Craigslist or simple ads with unlicensed or uninsured service providers will save you a ton of money, nerves, and time. 

    Moving nearby generally doesn’t take as much time as moving out of state and is always easier to plan, prepare, and get done. However, working with a professional and licensed mover or having a plan of action will always be a great idea. At the end of the day, you are moving into your new home, and you need to remember it as a positive experience, rather than a hurdle that needs to be overcome.

    Cost of moving

    How much is it to move? Hiring a local mover, renting a moving truck, hiring local help to load and unload, additional charges, and fees. Everything you need to know about the cost of a local move.

    What's the average cost of moving locally?

    From our experience, local moves can range anywhere from around $500 to $1400 on average depending on the size of the household.

    According to Forbes

    While the national average cost of moving is about $1,400 with a range from $800 to $2,500, this price range is for a two-person moving team completing a local move of less than 100 miles. For long-distance moves, the average cost of movers jumps to between $2,200 and $5,700.
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    Planning a local move

    What do you have to do to make your local move an easy task to accomplish? From an idea to a final destination and all in between. Let our experts share tips and tricks when it comes to planning out a perfect move. At the end of the day, local moving services are great at helping you out with the heavy furniture or faster relocation, but it all comes down to you and proper planning.

    Moving Locally

    How much time do you think it takes for a moving company to complete a local move on average? You'll be surprised.

    4 - 6 Hours

    That's the most common time frame for the completion of a regular local move. One to a three-bedroom apartment or a house with or without stairs with 2 or 3 men crew.
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    Planning a Local Move

    Without a doubt, a tedious task. Easier than planning an out-of-state move, but still requires preparation and time. Moving alone? With family? Pets? Every aspect needs to be accounted for. This is why it is best to begin planning for your local move ahead of time. We advise preparing for your move a month or so in advance.

    Benefits of planning out your local move: 

    • Less stress during the move itself. Preparation is key to ensure that your local move will go according to plan and that you know exactly what to expect out of the process.
    • Budgeting. With proper research done and multiple estimates gathered beforehand, you know exactly how much money you need to put aside and have available at the end of the day.
    • You will have time to research your options, movers, rentals, labor help, or specialized moving services. Ensuring that you will have the best help or know exactly what to do when moving.

    Downsides of moving without prior planning or preparation:

    • Last-minute moves can be expensive. Moving companies, truck rentals, and other services tend to charge more on the same-day local moves or moves that are done within a 3-day window from the day of the request, classifying them as sort of an emergency service that is required by the client. In some cases, movers with open time slots can offer the same rate as for any other day, but it is less common during peak moving times in Spring, Summer, or Fall.
    • You might be underprepared, not packed, and not organized enough to move everything in one day. Delays with the move can cause a lot of unnecessary issues, delays with closing, and extension requests with the building, you might end up paying even more money out of pocket simply due to the late move-out. Moving your items without sorting them out or properly packing them may result in unnecessary damages that could’ve been easily avoided.
    • Preparation is key, in every aspect of our everyday life. We are happy to help you to prepare for your local move and offer our local moving services. Contact us today or follow the button for more information on how to be ready to move locally.

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    Moving across state

    At Top Notch Movers, we offer local moves within South Florida and local moves from South Florida to any other city in Florida. 

    For example, we can move you from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa or Orlando if needed. Quotes are provided free of charge, you should expect to pay additional charges related to the distance of the local move such as miles, gas, and tolls, however, the hourly charges apply for labor time. 

    So at the end of the day, your estimate for a local move within the state will consist of four main charges, labor to load and unload, travel time, fuel, and packing charges if you need any packing done.

    Our teams completed multiple moves within the state and we have experience moving our clients all over Florida. Reach out today to get an accurate moving quote, detailed information, and move with a licensed and insured top-rated local mover.

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