Thanks to the folks at Cor-O-Van, we have this nifty rule of thumb on calculating the costs:
- A loose approximation would be to assume an hour for each room of furnishings, or each 1000 pounds of goods to be moved.
- Add an hour for each flight of stairs and or elevator, at either end of the move.
- Add additional men for extra heavy items like a piano or large appliances & over-sized furniture.
- Do not forget to make allowance for the time to drive from one address to the other, then double the drive time as a truck can take much longer to make the trip.