Local Move Calculator

This calculator can help estimate your local move, however there are many generalizations made. This tool has been simplified so most customers can try to estimate their move. Be sure to read the help links if you do not understand what the calculator is asking. If you want a more accurate quote please call Walsh at or click here to request a quote.


  • Click the Help link for a brief description on each question.
  • Origin access
  • Destination access
  • Number of Rooms:
  • Additional Items
  • If you would like to email this estimate to yourself; enter your email address below and click Email Estimate.

Drive time: Estimate the drive time between origin and destination. Remember, 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

Carry: Estimate the distance (in feet)between where the truck can park and your door. Most homes with a front yard have 50 ft. carry. If you are in an apartment complex, we may have a 50 carry before entering the complex. **Hard time measuring, the average step for an adult is around 2 feet. Count the number of steps walked and multiply by 2 to estimate the distance in feet. Back to the top

Flights of Stairs: How many flights of stairs between the truck and your door.

Elevator: Will an elevator be used during the move. If we are using the elevator, you do not need to enter the amount of flights of stairs.Back to the top

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

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

Living room(s): Enter the number of living rooms or dens.
This calculation assumes each living room has:

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

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

  • refrigerator
  • microwave
  • small kitchen table
  • 4 chairs
  • 7 dishpaks
  • 3 medium boxes.

Dinning Room: Check yes if the dinning room will be moved.
This calculation assumes the dinning room contains:

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

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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

Boxes: Enter the number of additional boxes. This calculation assumes the boxes are medium size (3.0 cube) boxes.

Sofa(s): Enter the number of additional sofas.

TV(s): Enter the number of additional regular sized TVs.

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Bookcase(s): Enter the number of bookcases.

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 help move your goods. If the move takes longer than 9 hours try increasing the man power. When changing the number of men, you will notice the cost of your move will be around the same price. However the more men on the job, the less time your move will take.

Total Time is the estimated time the move should take. Remember this is a crude tool. Actual time may be different. 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. Back to the top