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Moving costs within same town

Hi,
I am trying to ascertain how much (approximately) we would be looking at for moving house within a canton, probably within the same town.

I appreciate there are the initial charges for movers, and then I am assuming there will be additional costs...?

If anyone has moved (from a house) to another part of CH then I would be grateful of understanding what their costs where (and how they were broken up).

Thanks in advance,
Jennifer
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Old 21.05.2012, 12:44
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I think a general rule of thumb is chf 50-60/hour/person for moving. Perhaps as low as 40. It depends on how big your house is, how much stuff you have. Will you do the packing? Do you require taking furniture apart and reassembly? Those factor into your time.

For a six room flat, a lot of stuff and assembly, reassembly it could be 20 person hours +/-. Ours was about 25, included a cellar, assembly and reassembly of several large pieces, lots of boxes of books. That's hours in total, we had between 3 and 5 people at any one time. We did all the packing.
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Re: Moving costs within same town

If really moving within the same town as the title implies, likely the cheapest solution would be to move the small stuff yourself, and chat up the local farmer to use his services and tractor for moving the big stuff. Not sure if that is an option where you are, but it does happen around these parts.
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I think a general rule of thumb is chf 50-60/hour/person for moving. Perhaps as low as 40. It depends on how big your house is, how much stuff you have. Will you do the packing? Do you require taking furniture apart and reassembly? Those factor into your time.

For a six room flat, a lot of stuff and assembly, reassembly it could be 20 person hours +/-. Ours was about 25, included a cellar, assembly and reassembly of several large pieces, lots of boxes of books. That's hours in total, we had between 3 and 5 people at any one time. We did all the packing.
Hello Edot,
what company/moving service do you use? can you please give me contact details? im looking for a not expensive movers, assembly and dessembly of furniture, i can so packing myself..
Thank you!
Maria
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Re: Moving costs within same town

We moved last summer from canton ZH to canton ZG (literally 10 minutes drive away). I did all the packing except the furniture, bought the boxes from Migros home diy shop (as they were cheaper than buying from moving firm.) I spent about 300 chf on boxes. I got quotes from about 10 companies which ranged from expensive to completely ridiculous! (by outside Switzerland standards). In the end it cost about 8000chf for the moving company. This was for wrapping the furniture, moving everything into the van (which could only be parked about 150m from the front door, so they factor all the additional time into the cost). Storing the stuff overnight at their facility in Zug and then bringing it to the new apartment and unloading the next day. The firm we went with was Weber-Vonesch and they are very good, very professional and worked extremely hard. Moving here is just expensive and hopefully we won't have to move again until we leave Switzerland!
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