Short-Distance Moving Cost Estimator

This online calculator will estimate the cost of your local move, but it can’t offer an exact quote. It will give you a ballpark figure of expected moving costs with Walsh.

For a guaranteed moving quote, please call Walsh at 310-320-4660 or request a quote via our Contact Us form. With a guaranteed quote, the price is set. You won’t be charged more than the amount of the quote.

Also, for long-distance moves (more than 50 miles), please contact Walsh directly.

Calculate Your Local Moving Costs

Driving time: Estimate the driving time between the origin and destination. Walsh calculates time in 15 minute increments.
As a general rule:

  • 1 – 10 mile drive may take 15 minutes
  • 11 – 25 mile drive may take 30 minutes
  • 26 – 40 mile drive may take 45 minutes
  • 41 – 60 mile drive may take 60 minutes

Carrying Distance: Estimate the distance (in feet) between the area where the truck can park and your door. Most homes with a front yard have a 50 ft carry.

If you’re in an apartment complex, we may have a 50 ft carry before entering the complex.

The average step for an adult is around 2 feet. Count the number of steps you take and multiply by 2 to estimate the carrying distance in feet.

Flights of Stairs: How many flights of stairs are there between the truck and your door?

Elevator: Will an elevator be used during the move? If we have access to an elevator, you don’t need to enter the number of flights of stairs.

Bedroom(s): Enter the number of bedrooms you will be moving. This calculation assumes each bedroom has:

  • bed
  • 2 night stands
  • dresser
  • chest of drawers
  • 10 medium boxes
  • 4 wardrobes boxes.

Living room(s), Family Room(s), Den(s): Enter the number of living rooms, family rooms or dens to be moved. This calculation assumes each living room has:

  • sofa
  • love seat
  • coffee table
  • 2 end tables
  • small TV stand,
  • medium-sized TV
  • 10 medium boxes

Kitchen: Check “yes” if the kitchen will be moved. This calculation assumes the kitchen has:

  • refrigerator
  • microwave
  • small kitchen table
  • 4 chairs
  • 7 dish packs
  • 3 medium boxes

Dining Room: Check “yes” if the dinning room will be moved. This calculation assumes the dining room contains:

  • buffet cabinet
  • dinning room table
  • 6 chairs
  • 5 medium boxes

Office: Check “yes” if the office will be moved. This calculation assumes the office contains:

  • desk
  • chair
  • bookcase
  • file cabinet
  • computer with monitor
  • 10 small boxes

Check “yes” if you have any additional items, like:

  • entertainment center
  • 2nd refrigerator
  • washer
  • dryer
  • piano (Note: most pianos need at least 3 men on the job)

Select the Number of men you would like to move your goods. If the move takes longer than 9 hours, try increasing the manpower. When changing the number of men, you’ll notice the cost of your move remains almost the same. That’s because the more men we have on the job, the less time your move will take.

Total Time is the estimated time of the move itself. This calculator is an inexact tool. Actual move time may vary, depending on conditions. Double drive time is already included.

Estimated cost is based on the estimated time multiplied by our hourly rate. There are no additional charges or fees.

Would You Like a Guaranteed Moving Quote Instead?

For a guaranteed quote, which is exact (unlike this calculator), please contact Walsh directly.