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A free moving estimate is the perfect starting point for planning your move. Relocations can be costly, after all, and it is in your best interest to know exactly how much you will need to spend on your move. There are a lot of things that go into moving quotes NYC moving professionals can offer but the entire process of obtaining a free estimate is exceedingly simple, at least when you work with one of the best movers NYC has, Movers, Not Shakers! You can get a free estimate from us in a variety of ways, too. The simplest way to obtain your free moving quote is to use the quote form on our website. Or contact us directly at 929-262-3924 and we will be happy to assist!

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With over 20 years and 20,000 moves under our belt, Movers, Not Shakers! makes your move stress-free.

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How are free moving quotes NYC movers offer calculated?

The first thing that influences the cost of your move is the distance involved. Depending on whether you are performing a local relocation or a long-distance one. In case of local relocations, the distance and driving time will only account for a small part of your moving expenses. For long-distance moves, however, the distance will form a large part of the cost, mostly due to fuel expenses and toll charges. One of the best things about us is that we use biodiesel for our moving trucks, minimizing fuel costs.

Another factor that will influence the cost of your move is the total weight of your inventory, as well as the number and size of your furniture items. The reason for this is that heavy and bulky items are more difficult to handle and they take up more room inside the moving truck. This means that larger inventories require a larger moving truck, which influences the total cost. Furthermore, handling heavy items is more difficult and usually requires more movers, which also increases the price of the move. If there is extensive dis/re-assembly required, that will influence the price as well.

Other contributing factors to NYC moving quotes

Besides the two most significant factors, a few more aspects will impact the cost of your relocation:

  • How easily we can transport your inventory – If any items cannot fit through the door, that will require special considerations and may increase the price of your relocation.
  • The route that we have to take while transporting your items – This is usually only important with long-distance moves.
  • Time of the year – Summer is usually the most expensive time to relocate, followed by fall.
  • Additional moving services – If your relocation requires custom crating, packing, or storage services, expect that they will be reflected in the free estimate.
  • The number of stairs that movers need to navigate – Also known as the “Flight charge”, this will also influence your moving estimate in NYC.
  • Moving insurance – Your choice of either Full Value Protection or Basic Release Value Protection will also influence the estimate.

There may be other factors that can influence the price of your relocation, as well. However, we will always provide you with full disclosure before you need to pay a dime for your relocation.

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We know timing is important, especially in New York. Our expert crew is ready to make even the most complex move easy.

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We’re based in Brooklyn and can help you with local moves around NYC or long-distance moves in or out of the city.

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For over 20 years and 20,000 moves, Movers, Not Shakers! makes your move stress-free – with as little or as much help as you need.

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Binding and non-binding estimates

A moving estimate can be either non-binding or binding. Most free moving quotes NYC moving companies provide are non-binding, as they only provide a reference of the total cost. However, due to the fact that they do not bind either you or your movers, they can be created on short notice.

However, that does not mean that a free, non-binding, estimate cannot be highly accurate. In fact, highly accurate free moving estimates are one of the main reasons why experienced movers matter. When we create a free estimate for you, we take the average numbers into account. Our knowledge of the areas that we service allows us to form highly accurate moving estimates with only a few details. Needless to say, every relocation is unique and there will be differences in price. It may so happen that your relocation actually costs less than what the free estimate predicted.

A binding estimate, on the other hand, will provide you with a guarantee of cost. You will get a binding estimate once our team evaluates all of the factors that may influence the moving estimate in NYC and the price of your relocation. If all the factors and circumstances remain the same from the time you get a binding estimate to the time your movers arrive at your doorstep, the cost will not change. There are situations when even a binding estimate can change (e.g. elevator malfunction) but they are few and far between. Of course, we will not charge you for any minor inconveniences that may occur. We are all about helping you create an enjoyable, stress-free, moving experience!

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How to lower moving costs

If your free estimate is too high for your budget, don’t worry! There are numerous ways in which you can lower the free moving estimate NYC movers give you and the price of the move. For example, you can lower the total weight of the shipment. Or you can disassemble/reassemble the furniture on your own. If your estimate includes packing and storage services, removing those will lower the price as well. Lastly, you may opt for Basic Release Value Protection for your items, though this is usually not recommended for long-distance moves.

You can also lower the cost of your relocation by avoiding moving to or from the city of New York in the summer. While Movers, Not Shakers! do not increase their prices during the summer, our availability might be less than ideal. If our movers need to work overtime to facilitate your relocation, the cost of the move might be affected.

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Move Green

We’re the first Green New York movers. Our trucks run on bio-diesel fuel, and we use reusable bins instead of boxes.

Save Trees

Our reusable bins save over 80 pounds of cardboard with each move and save more than 1,000 trees each year.


We have successfully completed over 20,000 moves since 2002. Stress-free move no matter the situation.

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One of the reasons that Movers, Not Shakers! is known to be one of the best moving companies in NYC is the fact that we take free moving quotes NYC residents request extremely seriously. When we provide you with a free quote, you can be certain that there will be no large discrepancies between the free estimate and the actual moving cost. When you fill out the free estimate form, you will get a free quote within 45 minutes, usually much much faster. If you want to get an estimate as soon as possible, you can always contact us directly by calling 929-262-3924! We are big on communication, as it makes every move go smoother!

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With over 20 years and 20,000 moves under our belt, Movers, Not Shakers! makes your move stress-free.