Our Rate Structure

WINTER FALL SUMMER PEAK SEP. 1
RESIDENTIAL MOVING RATES

(not including office travel time surcharge)
Effective
November 2 -
April 30
Effective
Sep. 16 - November 1
Effective
May 1 -
September 15, excluding Peak dates & Sep. 1 dates
Effective
May 31, June 1, June 30, July 1, July 31 & August 1
Effective
August 31 & September 1
1 Mover & 15-foot Truck (or smaller) $70.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $75.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $80.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. Not available for these dates Not available for these dates
2 Movers & 15-foot Truck (or smaller) $100.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $105.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $110.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $120.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $140.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min.
3 Movers & 15-foot Truck (or smaller) $130.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $135.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $140.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $150.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $170.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min.
2 Movers & 16-foot Truck (or larger) $125.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $130.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $135.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $145.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. Not available for these dates
3 Movers & 16-foot Truck (or larger) $155.00 per hr. w/a 3.5 hr. min. $160.00 per hr. w/a 3.5 hr. min. $165.00 per hr. w/a 3.5 hr. min. $175.00 per hr. w/a 3.5 hr. min. Not available for these dates
4 Movers & 16-foot Truck (or larger) $185.00 per hr. w/a 4 hr. min. $190.00 per hr. w/a 4 hr. min. $195.00 per hr. w/a 4 hr. min. $205.00 per hr. w/a 4 hr. min. Not available for these dates
2 Movers Labor Only $75.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $80.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $85.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. Not available for these dates $105.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min.
3 Movers Labor Only $105.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $110.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $115.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. Not available for these dates Not available for these dates
4 Movers Labor Only $135.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $140.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $145.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. Not available for these dates Not available for these dates
We're closed some Sundays, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (open morning only), Christmas Day and New Year's Eve (open morning only)

WINTER FALL SUMMER PEAK SEP. 1
COMMERCIAL MOVING RATES

(not including office travel time surcharge)
Effective
November 2 -
April 30
Effective
Sep. 16 - November 1
Effective
May 1 -
September 15, excluding Peak dates & Sep. 1 dates
Effective
May 31, June 1, June 30, July 1, July 31 & August 1
Effective
August 31 & September 1
2 Movers & 15-foot Truck (or smaller) $130.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $135.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $140.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $150.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. Not available for these dates
3 Movers & 15-foot Truck (or smaller) $165.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $170.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $175.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $185.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. Not available for these dates
4 Movers & 15-foot Truck (or smaller) $200.00 per hr. w/a 3.5 hr. min. $205.00 per hr. w/a 3.5 hr. min. $210.00 per hr. w/a 3.5 hr. min. $220.00 per hr. w/a 3.5 hr. min. Not available for these dates
2 Movers & 16-foot Truck (or larger) $160.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $165.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $170.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $180.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. Not available for these dates
3 Movers & 16-foot Truck (or larger) $195.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $200.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $205.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $215.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. Not available for these dates
4 Movers & 16-foot Truck (or larger) $230.00 per hr. w/a 3.5 hr. min. $235.00 per hr. w/a 3.5 hr. min. $240.00 per hr. w/a 3.5 hr. min. $250.00 per hr. w/a 3.5 hr. min. Not available for these dates
2 Movers Labor Only $95.00 per hr. w/a 2 hr. min. $100.00 per hr. w/a 2 hr. min. $105.00 per hr. w/a 2 hr. min. $115.00 per hr. w/a 2 hr. min. Not available for these dates
3 Movers Labor Only $130.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $135.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $140.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. $150.00 per hr. w/a 2.5 hr. min. Not available for these dates
4 Movers Labor Only $165.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $170.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $175.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. $185.00 per hr. w/a 3 hr. min. Not available for these dates
We're closed some Sundays, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (open morning only), Christmas Day and New Year's Eve (open morning only)

Labor-Only Service

   We provide labor only service to load a truck only, unload a truck only or for work when no truck is required, e.g. in-house labor only jobs.

Fuel-Mileage Charge

   For residential and commercial moves (excluding hoisting), we apply a fuel-mileage charge to cover our cost of fuel and mileage. The fuel-mileage charge is calculated based on the one-way mileage to and from our office, and does not include mileage between the pickup and dropoff locations for your move. The cost is as follows:

EFFECTIVE YEAR ROUND
There is no office travel time for moves that start and end in Woburn
OFFICE TRAVEL TIME SURCHARGE

(Applies to Residential and Commercial Rate Moves Excluding Hoisting)
Where the move starts in Woburn & ends in Winchester, Lexington, Burlington, Stoneham or Reading (or vice-versa) or where the move starts in Winchester, Lexington, Burlington, Stoneham or Reading and ends in the same town All other moves
1 Mover & 15-foot Truck (or smaller) $35.00 flat $30 plus 85 cents / mile rounded to the nearest $10
2 Movers & 15-foot Truck (or smaller) $40.00 flat $30 plus $1.40 cents / mile rounded to the nearest $10
3 Movers & 15-foot Truck (or smaller) $45.00 flat $30 plus $1.95 / mile rounded to the nearest $10
2 Movers & 16-foot Truck (or larger) $45.00 flat $40 plus $1.40 / mile rounded to the nearest $10
3 Movers & 16-foot Truck (or larger) $50.00 flat $40 plus $1.95 / mile rounded to the nearest $10
4 Movers & 16-foot Truck (or larger) $55.00 flat $40 plus $2.50 / mile rounded to the nearest $10
2 Movers Labor Only $30.00 flat $25 plus $1.20 / mile rounded to the nearest $10
3 Movers Labor Only $35.00 flat $25 plus $1.75 / mile rounded to the nearest $10
4 Movers Labor Only $40.00 flat $25 plus $2.30 / mile rounded to the nearest $10
We're closed some Sundays, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (open morning only), Christmas Day and New Year's Eve (open morning only)

   Please note: If there are any toll roads or toll bridges along the normal route we take to get to and from your locations, a minimum of $5 will be added to your fuel-mileage charge, i.e. $5 if the normal route from our office to the starting location for your move takes us over a toll road or a toll bridge, and another $5 if the normal route from the ending location for your move to our office takes us over a toll road or a toll bridge.

Flat Rate Agreements

   We quote pricing for flat rate and contract rate agreements to include disassembly and reassembly of folding metal bed frames, nut & bolt fastened headboards and footboards, dresser-mounted mirrors and dining tables with removable legs only. Other types of assembly, unless specifically listed as covered by us in the Notes section of your WRITTEN CONFIRMATION NOTICE, are not included in the quoted price for your move. We can handle most types of extra assembly for you, priced at our published labor rates and charged by the quarter hour. These non-basic types of assembly & disassembly include (but are not limited to) computer desks, computers, stereo and video equipment, platform bed frames, futon-sofa frames, large shelving units, cribs, etc… Examples of other types of assembly which may be charged separately on flat rate agreements are removal and replacement of interior and exterior doors, refrigerator doors, pull-out sofabed frames, etc.. when made necessary because of space constraints relating to doorways, hallways, etc… If your move includes any of these types of non-basic assembly and disassembly, tell us ahead of time and we may be able to structure your basic rate to include such extra work.

   For flat rate and contract rate agreements, all boxes must be packed and ready to go when we arrive. Extra labor charges (charged by the quarter hour at our off-peak labor rates) will apply to any work done by our crew to pack small loose items, books, clothing, etc. for transport. Wrapping and padding of furniture, framed prints, etc. is always covered by us under your basic flat rate agreement.

Payment Options

   We accept all major credit cards, including MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. We also accept PayPal (for down payments only). Cash is always accepted. Payment by personal check must be approved in advance (a $15 service charge will be assessed for each returned item). We always accept company checks from our corporate clients.

   You can make a payment from your checking account instantly using PayPal (click the Send Money tab on PayPal.Com and use email address paul@paulsmoving.com, or if you have a PayPal account with sufficient balance you can make a PAYPAL PAYMENT from our website or directly on PayPal.com). To make a credit card payment with us directly, contact us by phone or request a credit card payment form by email.

   The cost of your move may be tax deductable. Consult your tax advisor or the IRS for details.

Down Payments

   You can book a reservation with us using our on-line RESERVATION system or by PHONE. No down payment is required in order to book a reservation. We will hold a reservation for you without any down payment for up to 3 days (or up until 3 days prior to your move, whichever comes first) after we send your detailed written estimate. After that time, a down payment of at least $40 for Standard Service Rate moves (Residential moving and hoisting), $50 for Commercial Service Rate Moves, $75 for Regional Moves or one-third your contract rate for long distance moves is required. For larger moves on less than 1 week notice, we may require a credit card down payment at the time of booking. Your down payment is fully refundable on cancellation within 24 hours of booking your move with down payment. For more specifics, please refer to our CANCELLATIONS policy.

Local Moves

   We charge by the hour for local moves. Time starts when we arrive at the pickup location and ends when the last piece is moved into the drop-off location, rounded to the nearest quarter hour. Depending on your locations, we may charge additional office travel time for local moves. We sometimes handle very small moves, e.g. a mattress and box spring only, on a flat rate basis – call for details.

Other Charges

   An office travel time (fuel-mileage) surcharge may apply to your move. This location-dependent charge covers our travel time and fuel costs getting to and from the pickup and dropoff locations. Click here to see the rate table for FUEL-MILEAGE CHARGES. An additional $5 service charge applies to local moves to or from East Boston and Winthrop. We may add highway and tunnel tolls as extra charges to the cost of a move; your written estimate will reflect this upfront. These surcharges do not apply to long distance moves (see below). There may be an additional peak traffic start time surcharge of $20 for 1 and 2-man crews (or $30 for 3-man crews) for moves scheduled to start after 3:00pm and before 7:00pm.

Disposal of Unwanted Items on Commercial Moves

   On commercial moving jobs, we do not impose any charges to our customers for the disposal of used moving and packing materials supplied by us, including the labor necessary to move such materials into a dumpster or onto a truck, including materials used by us during the course of a delivery, for example shrink wrap, tape and boxes, when such materials are provided by us to move furniture or other items or as part of the delivery of the items sold as part of a contract. Customers may request that we dispose of unwanted furniture items by moving such items into a dumpster or other trash receptacle located on the premises at the ship-to address, or off site at a transfer station or other facility of reseller’s choosing and charged at our published labor rates. When we must haul such items off site to a transfer station or other location, charges for such disposal are as follows: we may impose charges in addition to the labor necessary to move such materials or furniture items into a dumpster or onto a truck in the amount of $150 plus $250 per ton of gross weight of such unwanted items, prorated. There is a one-half ton minimum for the purposes of calculating these charges. When the actual weight of an item is not known, a reasonable estimate will be provided by us. The following approximations may be used when exact weights are not known: 200 pounds for a one-piece office desk, 300 pounds for a two-piece office desk, 150 pounds for a vertical file cabinet having 4 drawers or more, 250 pounds for a lateral file cabinet having 4 drawers or more. Call and ask us for an estimate of how much your disposal items weigh.

Written Confirmations

   You should expect to receive a written confirmation via email within 24 hours of booking your move with a down payment. The confirmation notice spells out all terms of your moving agreement, including the date and time of your move, the pricing structure and your down payment. During peak booking periods it can sometimes take longer than 24 hours for us to generate all confirmation notices. If you do not receive a written confirmation notice within 48 hours of booking your move, contact us by PHONE OR EMAIL and we will expedite your confirmation. Moves booked to start less than 48 hours from the time of booking normally do not get written confirmations unless you specifically request one.

   Scheduling availability on major holidays, including New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Presidents' Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day after Christmas is limited. Call for details.

Motorcycles

   There are several ways we can handle moving a motorcycle. The preferred method is to load the bike onto a special trailer and tow it using one of our regular trucks. For this service there is a charge for the trailer, a standard origination/destination charge for the truck, and either an hourly charge (when the bike is the only piece being moved) or a one-time load & tow charge of $20 when the bike is part of a larger move.

Parking Permits

When street parking is the only good option for loading or unloading, it might be necessary to get a city parking permit. A parking permit allows us to reserve one or more public parking spaces for your move for up to 8 hours on the day of your move. We have detailed information sheets for each town that has moving van permits available, which currently include Boston, Cambridge, Brookline and Somerville. You always have the option to pull and post your moving van permits yourself. If you'd rather have us handle this for you, we can take care of everything, including filing the paperwork and having the signs hung for a one-time fee of $60.00 (this fee will be included with your down payment). Additional charges may apply if the permitted space for your move includes parking meters. We usually need at least 3-5 business days advance notice to complete this process in time for your move. This fee is non-refundable once we have processed the parking permit paperwork with a city office in the event you should need to cancel or reschedule your move.