3 Tips for Comparing Moving Quotes

Are you comparing apples to apples?

Comparing moving quotes from different movers can be overwhelming. We wanted to give you a few pointers to assist you during the process.

  1. Make sure you are comparing “Apples to Apples”.

Not all companies use the same method for calculating their quotes, which can make it very confusing when trying to compare them. The different ways that companies charge are by the hour, by weight, or by the piece. Make sure you are comparing an estimate that charges by the hour to another estimate that charges by the hour.


  1. Make sure that you receive your quote in writing.

It is okay to get information and quotes over the phone as long as it is followed up with an email of the quote or provided to you in writing.


  1. Make sure that each quote consists of all the details of your move, including the items you are moving.

It is easy to look at only the prices at the bottom of the quotes and base it on that alone. BE CAREFUL. Anything that is included in your move should be listed on the estimate including the detailed inventory, packing of boxes, stairs, etc. If it is not listed on your quote, then it is not accounted for in the price and your price may increase on the day of the move. So, make sure EVERYTHING is listed on the quotes you are comparing.

These are just some quick pointers to help you navigate through the process of finding a moving service. If you have any questions or concerns about the quote you received from our company or any other company, we will be more than happy to help clarify any items and translate any moving jargon. Give us a call anytime!


Professional Moving & Storage
3620 Thomas Ct.,
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: 785-842-1115


About Professional Moving and Storage

Professional Moving and Storage is a licensed and insured family-owned business, serving Lawrence and the surrounding areas.

We have earned a reputation as a premiere moving and storage company, committed to providing the highest quality of customer service. Professional Moving and Storage specializes in local and long distance moving, both residential and commercial. We also provide professional packing services, secured short and long-term storage and a variety of moving supplies.

Whether you’re moving across the street, across town or across the state, Professional Moving and Storage will be there from start to finish. We invite you to join our growing number of repeat and referral customers and see what makes Professional Moving and Storage Lawrence’s first choice.


Reese Jones
Latest posts by Reese Jones (see all)

Our Testimonials

Erinn F.

Kansas City, MO

A really great experience! The guys were friendly and handled all the furniture as if it were their own! They even moved my...

Our Services

10% Off Moving

10% Off Moving when you store with us

Get Disconut

$50 Off Any Service

$50 Off Any Moving Service and New Storage Rental!

Get Disconut

Contact Us


    How It Works

    Get in touch

    Contact us or apply for a free moving estimate

    State your needs

    Consult with our agents on moving and storage solutions

    Let us help you

    Organize every step of the move with professional help