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Hourly Rates for Handymen Haulers Movers in Omaha NE. The average hourly rate of a handyman is in the $30 to $65 price range. However, there are professional handyman services that may charge higher, sometimes up to $125 an hour. How much Omaha movers charge? Short distance movers charge around $25 per hour per mover. It should take 4 movers roughly 9 hours to move a 3 bedroom house locally, which is about $900 for labor alone. When moving cross country, the cost can go around $6300 for an average weight of 9000 lbs. Cost of Junk Removal & Hauling in Omaha? Junk removal companies will usually haul your junk away in a large truck with a 10' x 8' container (80 sq. ft.). Most charge based on the amount (or “volume”) of junk you need hauled away. Typical prices are as follows: $70-$100 for a minimum load (<10 sq. ft.) How much does a maid/cleaning service cost in Omaha? Per hour costs are between $25 and $35. Square footage charges depend on the size of your house. For example, an area less than 1,000 square feet averages $120 while 3,000 square feet or more could cost $140. Some professional cleaning services may do a first-time cleaning by the square foot.
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Handyman Cost Factors
How much you pay your handyman will depend on several factors:
Size of a Handyman Job
The larger the job, the more time it will take to complete and the more it will generally cost. More experienced handymen can estimate how long a job will take before they start. Some handymen have certain jobs they charge a flat fee for as well. Discuss your project in detail with your handyman ahead of time to establish the price.
This includes relatively simple things such as replacing light switches and outlets. Replacing a broken garbage disposal is also considered a small job, as is repairing a leaky faucet, replacing a thermostat, or even hanging a picture. As a rule of thumb, if it requires simple hand tools and takes no more than 1 to 2 hours, it’s a small job.
Example: Fixing a water spout in the bathroom. The parts are there; they just need to be installed.
These are a little more involved. Medium jobs can take more time and require a little extra expertise. For example, repairing drywall involves spackle, a putty knife and attaching support material if the damage is large enough. Hanging shelves can also be a medium job as shelves must be properly anchored into studs. These jobs can take between 2 and 4 hours to finish.
Example: Replacement installation for a mailbox
These are the most involved of handyman jobs and include wiring for a home theater, installing heating and cooling registers, wall repair or installing a kitchen sink with all of the elements. Generally, if you’re wondering if you need a handyman or a contractor for a particular job, it’s probably considered a large job. These jobs can take from 4 hours to a couple of days to finish depending on the complexity.
Example: Add locks to certain interior doors, install gate on stairway for kids and pets, and turn a cubby into a linen closet all in one visit.
1-2 hours, $77-$154 average
2-4 hours, $154-$308 average
4+ hours, $308 on up.
Keep in mind, that if the job is big, requiring $500 a day or more, or includes the use of heavy machinery (bobcats, front-end loaders, etc.) you may want to hire a contractor instead.
Hourly Rates for a Handyman
The average hourly rate of a handyman is in the $60 to $65 price range. However, there are professional handyman services that may charge higher, sometimes up to $125 an hour. The benefit of these services, while more expensive, is a degree of assurance that the handyman is a competent professional and will provide a certain quality of work. The national average is about $77 an hour.
Experience can be a valuable commodity. The rate will be based on their level of expertise. Experienced handymen may charge a higher rate, but take half the time to do a job than a less experienced pro.
You might think that an experienced handyman could do a job faster than an inexperienced one. However, consider that some jobs don’t take that long and most don’t involve serious complications. The $60 an hour handyman who just opened his business will probably take about the same time as the $125 an hour handyman who has 30 years in the business, and both will probably have no trouble on a small job like changing cabinetry hardware. However, a more complex job -- hanging entirely new cabinets or replacing kitchen countertops -- may benefit from an experienced handyman.
Complexity of the Job
The more complicated the job, the longer it will probably take and the more you'll pay for labor. A good handyman will be able to tell you from the start if there are aspects of the job they can't handle well. In those cases, you'll need a contractor or licensed specialist.
Simple jobs are often small jobs, but even some larger jobs can be fairly simple. Changing an interior door knob is easy and a “small” job while sanding and re-hanging an interior door is a “medium” job, yet neither is particularly complex. Removing and replacing an old toilet, on the other hand, involves heavy lifting, plumbing knowledge and cleanup. If you aren’t sure about the complexity of the job, ask the handyman you are interviewing about what’s involved.
How Does A Handyman Charge?
Handymen normally charge by the hour, but can also charge a flat rate by the job. Some may charge for travel time, and some may charge a markup on parts they buy for your job. When gathering estimates, this is something you want to know early on.
By the Hour
A handyman who works independently will usually charge around $30 to $65 an hour on average. Depending on where you live the actual price range can run from $55 to $75 for an independent operator. A handyman who is part of a larger business can charge up to $125 an hour or more. The advantage to this is that he is expected to have a lot more expertise and meet a certain standard.
By the Job
Whether an independent handyman or part of a business, some jobs are best charged at a flat rate. These are usually larger jobs such as hanging chandeliers, mounting wall TVs, installing a toilet or a ceiling fan, or other such involved work.
The more complex a job is, the more likely it is to have complications. Also, some jobs can take a couple of days if preparation hasn’t been done. If you break it down, billing by the job can sometimes mean you are paying higher per hour if a handyman works quickly. However, some jobs take longer and you wind up paying less by the hour. So for example:
If a flat rate job is $150 and the handyman gets the job done in an hour, you’ve paid him $150 an hour.
However, if the flat rate job is $150 and complications cause the job to take four hours, you’re paying $37.50 an hour.
In general, an experienced handyman knows how long a job should take and may give you a flat rate based on that. If he knows a particular job will take about an hour, he may present his hourly rate as a flat rate. If he knows it will take two hours, he may give you the rate for two hours as a flat rate. Naturally, this is incentive for the handyman to work quickly, and keeping a happy customer is an incentive to do the job well.
Common Handyman Job Lengths & Prices
Here are examples of some of the more common services and how long they take:
Replace thermostat, hang heavy picture, repair leaking pipe, replace a torn screen – 1-2 hours
Drywall repair (smaller sections, not an entire room), mount shelves – 2-3 hours
Replace window, hang a new door (includes shims, sanding, framework adjustments), woodwork repair – 3-4 hours
Repair a wall, install heating and air registers, install carpet (small room) – 4+ hours
Some services are quite involved and charging by the hour would make the cost prohibitive. Therefore, many handymen charge more complex jobs by the job. Here are some examples of services and prices that are often billed by the job:
Hall light installation: $65
Change toilet valve: $75
Bathroom faucet installation: $90
Hang ceiling fan (normal height): $100
Hang ceiling fan (second story height): $250
Install garbage disposal: $150
Install toilet bowl: $150
Install kitchen sink: $250-$300
Finding the Right Handyman
Developing a trusting relationship with a skilled, reliable handyman is like finding that great daycare provider or doctor. Here are some tips about selecting which handyman to hire:
Make a list of what you need done and include some detail. “Fix my sink” is a bit too general. Noting information such as “My sink is leaking at the faucet” or “My sink is leaking where the pipe goes into the wall” can tell a handyman quite a bit about what to expect and can help them give you a better estimate.
Prioritize your to-do list. Check to see if the handyman will “bundle” tasks. For example, if your kitchen sink pipes were leaking but you wanted to replace the old faucet as well, you might be able to get both jobs done at once for less than you would pay for two separate visits.
Get at least 3 potential handymen to choose from. This will give you a reasonable range to learn what a typical job like yours should involve and cost.
Ask to see prior work they’ve done and check references.
Ask about their experience. Some handymen are also licensed for certain jobs such as electrical or plumbing, so if you have a plumbing repair needed, you can be reasonably sure of a handyman’s ability to do the job.
Ask about rates up front. Some handymen charge by the hour, often with a minimum, while others may also have jobs that they use a flat rate for. Setting a budget cap is not unreasonable,
Get estimates in writing. While you should avoid ballpark figures, there are some jobs that may turn into something more than originally discussed. For example, a handyman hired to clean your rain gutters and downspouts may find pieces that need replacing due to corrosion. They should advise you of the need before beginning any such further work.
Check for liability insurance. This is to protect yourself should he or she get hurt on the job.
Check for any complaints. Be sure to read the complaints if possible. Sadly, some people can be unreasonable or expect too much from others and will file complaints out of vindictiveness.
What Jobs Should I Hire a Handyman For?
A handyman, contractor and DIYer share a lot of the same skills. However, there are times when you have to decide whether the job is one you can handle, or if you should call for help.
Many small repairs or modifications can easily be handled by anyone with a screwdriver or hammer. DIY, however, is entirely dependent on the individual. What one person considers a simple task could be well beyond the abilities of another person. One way to decide if a project is better as a DIY project is to ask yourself what can go wrong and how badly.
Updating your kitchen cabinets with new handles is a project with very few complications. The worst that could happen is that you might not have screwed them in tight enough and they come loose.
Replacing an electrical outlet, however, can be very dangerous if you do it wrong. If you don’t know about electrical currents and how they work in your house, call someone who does.
Another consideration to think about is how many people it will take to do the job. A single person can build a house. However, it’s going to take a very long time and will be very difficult. Installing insulation or drywall can be handled quite easily by one person and requires little in the way of specialized skills. The actual effort of the job should be regarded as well. Installing a cinderblock wall is very labor-intensive. Moving blocks, mortar, and rebar can become tiring very quickly.
Some jobs may seem simple enough -- turning your attic into an office or a spare bedroom, a larger picture window in your living room -- but often require quite a bit more knowledge. If your project is going to cost over $500 a day and take more than a day or two, you might want to hire a contractor. These projects are usually fairly big. They will also be more likely to require permits and inspections, and will often require a crew of workers to accomplish.
If you project requires any of the following, you need a contractor:
Modifying existing plumbing such as replacing lines
New electrical work
Repairing an electrical system such as replacing a breaker box or replacing wiring in the walls or ceiling
Installing or repairing gas lines
Any HVAC work beyond routine maintenance
Adding livable space such as a room addition or converting an attic or basement into a livable space
Anything that affects the structure of your house.
This list is by no means exhaustive. Before beginning any project, check with your local regulations to see if your project is required to be done by a licensed contractor. Although it’s more expensive than hiring a handyman, hiring a contractor is a way to make sure that things are done safely and up to code.
A handyman is the happy medium between DIY or hiring a contractor. As stated above, there are some jobs a handyman isn’t allowed to do. This is why some handymen are also licensed contractors. It enables them to spread their nets wider when bidding on jobs.
A handyman can take care of numerous small jobs and sometimes works with contractors on large projects, especially when time is of the essence.
A handyman is quite versatile and can help with everything from replacing your thermostat to paving a new walkway.
They can handle most jobs that you may not have the time or ability to do yourself.
They can also do jobs that may be trickier than you might think like a toilet replacement.
To determine if you can use a handyman instead of a fully-licensed contractor, ask yourself the following:
Could I do it myself if I only had the time?
Could I do it myself if I only had the knowledge or ability?
Should this take less than a day?
Should this cost less than $500?
Can this be done by only one or two people?
Can this be done without a permit?
Answering “yes” to these usually means that your project can be done by a handyman. When looking for bids, be sure to give as much detail about the job as possible. An ethical handyman will tell you upfront if the job requires a contractor or if he or she isn’t comfortable with certain kinds of work.
CONTRACTOR VS. HANDYMAN
A contractor is a specialist in his or her field: electrical contractor, plumbing contractor, construction contractor, etc. They often oversee a team that may consist of subcontractors who handle specialized jobs within the larger project. They are expected to be knowledgeable about permits and other such technicalities.
Handymen specialize in odd jobs. It could be replacing a broken cabinet hinge, stopping a leaky faucet or sanding down a gouge in your wood floor. The handyman is a trained generalist, and it was probably a handyman who coined the phrase, "No job too small."
“Handy” is defined as “convenient” or “good with hands or tools”. A handyman is both. If you have a lot of things to take care of that don’t include the repairs your house needs, a handyman can be the most convenient way to get those tasks done and done right. Just remember these final three tips to help the job go well:
Move furniture or other items away from where the handyman is going to be working before he or she gets there.
Make yourself available to answer any questions.
Keep kids and pets away from where the handyman is working.
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE MOVERS?
Let’s face it: the estimated cost to hire movers will help you make all the right decisions during your residential move.
Yes, there are many important things to consider, remember, and keep in mind when moving house but nothing can possibly compare to knowing (in advance!) how much moving companies charge in various move related scenarios.
As it turns out, the cost to hire professional movers will effectively solve the ever-present dilemma of whether you should hire a moving company or do it yourself. The cost of moving depends on a number of important factors, including the type of the move itself – is it a local move or a long distance move?
As you might suspect, there are specific moving company fees that apply to each one of these types of moves and determine the final cost of movers. And of course, knowing what to expect in advance is definitely a bonus a good start to your moving adventure.
After reading this article, you will have a very good idea about the average moving costs because you will already know the answer to the question, “What is the average cost to hire a mover?”
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What does it cost to hire movers locally?
What are the average costs to hire movers across country?
How much does it cost to hire movers for a 1 bedroom apartment?
How much does it cost to hire movers for a 2 bedroom apartment?
How much does it cost to hire movers for a 3 bedroom house?
What’s the price to hire movers to pack for you?
What should you save initially – your money or your health?
What an excellent question!
In most relocation cases, especially when it comes to moving across the country, you will need a moving company to take care of the toughest aspects of your house move.
Specialty items. The necessity for professional moving services will also be dependent on the size of your rooms and the quantity and nature of your household items. For example, if you own too many specialty items – things that are usually very difficult to pack and move (antique furniture, a pool table, a piano, etc.), then it becomes clear that you can’t possibly do it all without the timely assistance of the pros. How are you supposed to move your valuable piano without damaging it or hurting yourself? The self-move risks can be too many to just ignore them.
What does it cost to hire movers?Experience. Previous experience does matter when moving house! If you haven’t moved before, and you have a 4 bedroom house for instance, you should definitely hire a professional moving company regardless of the distance. Thus, you will save yourself the stress of having to organize all stages of your move, including packing your belongings from each room in labeled boxes, and then – the grueling job of carrying, loading and unloading all the heavyweight boxes and large and heavy furniture. Keep in mind that the overall cost of movers includes handling of all the tough tasks and services that you can’t do on your own under the specific set of circumstances.
Time. Time is a factor that can easily decide things for you. Organizing and executing a local move by yourself is a good option if you can spare the time. Packing up your entire home is the winner when it comes to pre-move preparation but inexperience usually doubles or triples the time needed for other less time-consuming tasks too.
Price. It’s all about the general cost to hire movers, isn’t it? You want to make sure your hard-earned money is well-spent on a top rated moving company. You expect to see professionalism, experience, excellent service, and affordability – exactly what a high quality mover should offer their customers.
Hire a moving company or do it yourself?
Affordability! How much does it cost to hire movers for a local move? How much does it cost to hire movers cross for a cross country move? Read on to see example prices!
WHAT’S THE COST TO HIRE MOVERS IN TOWN?
Local movers charge by the hour, so based on average local moving costs, hiring 2 men and a truck will cost you between $90 and $120 per hour. When moving in town, moving labor only (without the moving truck) will cost about $60 to $80 per hour.
COST TO HIRE MOVERS IN TOWN
Every single dollar counts regardless of whether you’re organizing a local or cross country move.
Depending on where you live, state and metro area, the rates and the overall local moving cost will vary. You will be charged an hourly rate for the time movers spent working on your move. This hourly rate applies whether the movers are wrapping, loading or driving from point A to point B.
Travel fees may also apply depending on the pickup location. In many cases, this fee could be negotiated between the moving company and the client depending on the travel distance to the customer moving location. You may also be charged for packing materials. Make sure you keep this in mind when you ask them to estimate your moving costs. You can use our local moving cost calculator form on the top of the page as a cost estimator about the entire move.
Of course, the size of your home does matter when calculating the cost of local moving. Taking into account the average charge of around $25 per hour per mover, here are the approximate costs you can expect for your local move:
Moving out of a studio apartment with the help of 2 local movers will cost you around $150-$200 if the entire loading, transportation and unloading operations are complete within 3-4 hours.
Moving out of a 2-bedroom apartment or house (approximately 1000 square feet) will probably cost you between $375 and $450 if 3 local movers complete the local relocation job in 5-6 hours.
If you’re moving out of a 3-bedroom apartment or house (roughly 2000 square feet), expect to pay $800-$900 for a local moving crew of 4 members who manage to finish the local move in about 8-9 hours.
If your home is larger than the above examples, then the moving price can go up significantly. Still, your best option to have a better idea of how much local movers cost is to use the local cost calculation tool we offer so that you can set your moving budget the right way.
Speaking of your moving budget, let’s not forget the additional local moving costs which you should be prepared to pay.
In most cases, be ready to pay an extra $25 for each additional professional helper you hire.
Most local moving companies will gladly offer you the extra service of packing and unpacking your household items. If you decide to take advantage of that offer, expect to be charged between $25 and $35 per hour for the additional service. You won’t need to pay extra for the packing materials as they are usually pre-included in the price.
If you’re happy with the way your local movers handled your relocation, you may as well reward their efforts by offering them an appropriate tip. Tipping is always appreciated and is a good way of saying, “Great job, guys!”. As a rule of thumb, tipping for local moving goes around $5 per mover per hour, or approximately 10-15% of the total moving cost. Of course, you can always tip your local movers more if you’re really satisfied with their job. Just don’t ever commit the rookie mistake of giving the lump sum to one person – instead, hand each crew member their share.
What’s the average cost to hire movers long distance?
The shipment weight, distance to your home and any extra services will form the long distance cost. Expect to pay an average of $0.70 to have 1 pound of household goods moved to a place located 1000 miles away. This approximate price does not include additional services.
How much do movers charge
In order to provide accurate price estimation, top rated movers will do an in-house inspection to calculate the costs and assess the risks.
Yes, long distance costs are calculated by weight or in some rare relocation cases – by cubic foot of the items for transportation. Most cross country moving companies will charge you based on the weight of your shipment and the distance to your new home but will probably charge you for a number of additional services and various fees as well /see below for more information/.
It’s important to know that long distance moves are calculated on a case by case basis because the moving price depends on too many factors. To learn your moving cost beforehand, you need to request an in-house estimate. Then, a company representative will visit your home, assess the move related situation carefully, and then give you a moving estimate. Click here to learn more about moving estimates and namely – which price estimate /binding or non-binding/ you should select in your particular case.
There’s no better way to have your long distance moving costs estimated than to contact a few top rated cross country movers and ask them for on-site estimates. Having a binding estimate will guarantee to some extent that the final long distance moving cost will not exceed the estimated amount. Rule out any moving company that will not give you a visual estimate, and insist on a binding or not to exceed estimate.
CAUTION: Should you happen to receive a price estimate that is way lower than the rest, proceed with caution as that could be a sign of moving fraud. Read how to protect yourself from moving fraud (U.S. Department of Transportation).
Still, take a look at these examples to get an idea about the cost of a cross country move – an approximated value, of course.
Moving out of a studio apartment (approximate weight of goods: 1800 lbs., distance to new home: 1000 miles) should cost around $1200.
Moving out of a 1 bedroom apartment (approximate weight of goods: 2200-3200 lbs., distance to new home: 1000 miles) should cost around $1500-$2200.
Moving out of 2 bedroom home (approximate weight of goods: 5000-6000 lbs., distance to new home: 1000 miles) should cost around $3500-$4200.
Moving out of a 3 bedroom home (approximate weight of goods: 9000 lbs., distance to new home: 1000 miles) should cost around $6300.
Remember that all these example prices are only approximate. To learn how much you will have to pay for the professional moving services you hire, your best bet is to request on-site surveys from reputable movers that end with the issuance of accurate price estimates.
In summary: How much does it cost to hire professional movers?
Let’s summarize the above-mentioned average moving costs according to the size of your house or apartment so that you get a clearer picture of how much movers cost in your case:
How much does it cost to hire movers for a one bedroom apartment?
Local movers charge around $25 per hour per mover. It should take 3 movers roughly 4 hours to move a 1 bedroom apartment locally, so about $300 for labor only. When moving long distance, the price can jump to around $2000 for an average weight of 3000 lbs.
The price to hire movers
How much will your move cost?
1 bedroom apartments weigh approximately 2200 lbs. to 3200 lbs., but the household items you decide to move out from your 1 bedroom apartment may weigh much less or much more than the specified average weight. To save big from the upcoming transportation costs, you must inventory your entire home and reduce the number of your possessions only to the absolute minimum.
Downsize! Every additional item you choose to take with you will cost you extra money.
What’s the price to hire movers for a two bedroom apartment?
Local moving companies charge around $25 per hour per mover. It should take 3 movers roughly 6 hours to move a 2 bedroom apartment locally, so about $450 for labor alone. When moving long distance, the price can reach around $3500 for an average weight of 5000 lbs.
2 bedroom apartments weigh somewhere between 5000 lbs. to 6000 lbs., but a single specialty items may tilt the scales one way or another (for example, having to move a home spa). To avoid finding yourself with too little time to react accordingly, you must start packing up your home as early in the preparation stage as possible. Start preparing the rooms which are the hardest to sort out and pack (storage areas, kitchen), and then work your way towards the easiest rooms to pack (bathroom, bedroom).
How much does it cost to hire movers for a 3 bedroom house?
Short distance movers charge around $25 per hour per mover. It should take 4 movers roughly 9 hours to move a 3 bedroom house locally, which is about $900 for labor alone. When moving cross country, the cost can go around $6300 for an average weight of 9000 lbs.
Please note that your belongings may weigh more or less than the above estimates. It’s a good idea to ask the moving company to be present when the moving truck is being weighed on a certified scale. Household goods in 3 bedroom houses can easily amount up to 9000 pounds in weight. As mentioned above, save money by purging your home of any items which you no longer want and will not need in the foreseeable future. If you haven’t used an item in more than a year, then get rid of it right then and there.
If you still can’t find the answer to your “How much does a moving company cost?” question, get your free moving quote now.
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Additional Costs When Hiring Local Or Cross Country Movers
It’s really hard to calculate in advance the total relocation cost when you hire a professional moving company for your local or interstate move. And yet, it’s very useful to have a better idea of how your moving budget will be affected by this life-changing event.
Here are the most important additional costs you’re like to incur when you hire a professional mover:
Packing: how much does it cost to hire movers to pack for you?
Local movers charge about $25-$35 per hour for the extra service of packing up your home. For long distance moves, full service movers and packers will quote you a price depending on the size of your home, and the number and nature of the items.
How much does it cost to hire movers to pack for you?
Packing on your own can save you a good amount of money. However, specialty items can easily prove too much for you.
To save money, you are advised to pack whatever you can by yourself or by asking a bunch of good friends to help you out. To save even more money, you should seriously consider finding packing boxes for free and, whenever possible, using alternative materials to packing paper and bubble wrap.
Yes, packing on your own will let you lower the moving costs but make sure you assess the situation properly as specialty items or extra fragile or expensive possessions should be left for experienced professional packers.
Movers are known to charge their customers for a variety of special circumstances that may be presented in a move. For example, if you have many heavy or bulky items for moving, your moving company can charge you extra for their laborious handling.
Also, you are expected to pay a long carry fee if the distance between your front door and the moving truck is greater, or even an elevator fee if your hired laborers are forced to go up and down many flights of stairs due to the lack of an elevator (or a non-operational one). Want to have an extra pick-up along the route to your new home? It’s called an extra stop charge. Need to have your items placed in storage before they are delivered to your new place? Here’s a storage fee for your delayed delivery. Depending on your specific requirements and needs, be mentally and financially ready to pay extra for each additional service you request from your movers.
Research well your insurance options when getting ready to move out of your home. You will receive basic protection for your household goods the minute you sign your moving contract. The good news is that you don’t have to pay for the so called Basic Limited Liability Protection. The bad news is that its coverage of 60 cents per pound per article is, in most moving instances, simply unacceptable.
Discuss with your mover other reasonable options of protection, including purchasing a genuine moving insurance with their help. Alternatively, you can contact a third party insurance company and arrange a proper insurance for your valuable possessions.
Average cost to hire a moving company
Fancy cutting down your moving costs the way you like it?
Another factor that can great affect your moving budget is the selection of the moving date. How early you book your local or long distance move is important for lowering your moving costs, but timing your reservation right can be hugely beneficial to your relocation budget. During the height of the moving season (May – September, weekends, holidays, first and last days of a month), your moving company can charge you up to 20% more than their standard rates.
Therefore, if you can afford to be choosy about your moving date, avoid the busiest relocation periods mentioned above so that you keep your moving budget from going over the set limit.
Moving is not that fun, but it can be done professionally and without hassle when you hire a moving company. Think about the size of your move and all the other details in order to decide whether you will hire a professional moving company. Budget and time constraints are major factors, however, if you haven’t moved before, think about what’s more valuable for you – your money or your health.
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2017-2018 WASTE & JUNK REMOVAL PRICES | AVERAGE COST OF TRASH PICKUP
WASTE, JUNK AND TRASH SERVICES - WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
The difference between “waste”, “junk” and “trash” removal is an important one, as prices and professionals will differ greatly among them. Trash removal is the regularly scheduled service -- generally provided by the city in which you live -- that you include in your monthly utilities. Junk removal, on the other hand, is the one-time removal of materials that a trash company won’t haul away (i.e., major appliances, furniture, etc.). Waste removal is the removal of certain types of materials that trash and junk removal companies do not have the capacity to handle.
Waste Removal Costs
Waste removal takes a little more time and preparation than trash and junk removal because it involves anything from dangerous fluorescent bulbs to old latex paint and other harmful chemicals. The price of waste removal will vary greatly, depending on which of the following categories it falls into:
Solid Waste Removal in Omaha
Garbage and household clutter generally fall into the solid waste category. The cost for solid waste removed is usually around $160, unless you have specialty or excess waste that might require special attention or take longer to remove.
Hazardous Waste Removal in Omaha
The professional removal of old latex paint, mercury or other chemicals will take careful preparation and specialty equipment. Hazardous waste removal will be quoted on a per-pound basis, so you could pay anywhere from $50 to $100, depending on the volume of waste.
Construction Debris Removal in Omaha
If you recently remodeled or added onto your home, it’s likely that you have leftover materials -- most of which will need to be removed. The cost for construction debris removal averages around $200, depending on the quantity involved.
Composting Removal in Omaha
Yard and food waste can be removed and professionally composted for around $100.
Additional waste removal options include recyclable and universal waste removal. Recyclable waste removal hauls cans, glasses, paper and other reusable items away in bulk. Universal waste removal involves batteries, light bulbs and other reusable materials that do not fall into the hazardous waste category.
Junk Removal in Omaha
Junk is less dangerous than other types of waste, but it can be bulky. Generally speaking, junk waste removal usually involves the removal of large items (e.g., appliances, tires, pianos, etc.) that will require two or more people to haul away to a landfill or other specified location.
Removal prices will reflect level of difficulty, costing about:
$100 for major appliances
$80 for large furniture pieces
$130 for an outdoor hot tub
Average Trash and Junk Removal Prices
Usually, making a trip to the dump to get rid of yard waste, appliances and smaller garbage loads is no big deal. But sometimes you need help with the bigger loads. On average, homeowners pay between $136 and $363 for junk removal, though costs depend largely on contents, volume and service policies.
Trash removal is usually offered as part of your city utilities. But there are also independent companies who sometimes offer the service at a lower price. Trash removal generally costs:
Monthly: $10 to $40
Annually: $140 to $250
These costs do not include a one-time setup fee, which may fall anywhere between $30 and $50. (Note: This cost guide and its chart DO NOT include the costs for trash removal. Please contact your local city provider or private companies for true fee schedules.)
Junk Removal Prices
Junk removal services will remove junk from your home or your businesses -- charging around $200 for removal from a single family home and around $250 for removal from an apartment. Waste removal from a business will cost about $400. More information on junk waste removal costs is included below.
Fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury and are considered hazardous waste. If you decide to upgrade your home to CFL and LED lighting, you may have to have your fluorescent lights professionally removed. This will cost an average of $.10 to $.50 per foot.
Freezer and Refrigerator
Since large appliances like freezers and refrigerators contain gas freon, they cannot be thrown away without posing a threat to the ozone layer. You’ll need to hire a waste removal service to junk them properly. This will cost an average of $30 to $50 per unit.
Since latex paint cannot be recycled and must either be dried out or thrown away, it can’t just be tossed into the garbage. Most often, you’ll need to have it professionally removed. A junk removal service will charge about $10 per gallon.
You can recycle some types of tires, but there are limitations at transfer stations. A professional service will charge per four tires. With rims, it will cost $10 - $15 per tire; without rims, you could pay around $5 to $10.
Because pianos are so heavy, it’s likely that you’ll need a waste removal service to haul your old piano away. The average cost to get rid of piano is about $50 to $100, depending on the type of piano and any extenuating circumstances involved in getting it out of the home.
Planning for Junk and Debris Removal
Waste removal services may offer bulk or itemized pricing, depending on the type of waste. Usually, a professional will look at everything and determine a final price based on the materials involved, the manner in which the company charges (by truckload or by item) and your location in proximity to their company’s base and the landfill. You can save some time -- and maybe even a few dollars -- by assembling everything together prior to pick up. And, you can take easily transported junk waste to the landfill yourself.
HOW DO JUNK REMOVAL PROFESSIONALS CHARGE IN OMAHA
Most junk removal services charge two fees -- one for either the type or size of the junk and one for either the amount of truckloads or the total time it takes to haul the junk. Additional charges may include fees for delivering waste to its proper place. This is because some items have special delivery needs -- paint, freezers, A/C units, fluorescents, etc. -- and cannot be left in landfills. Be sure to have a list of all of the items you need professionally removed, especially if some have special requirements.
You will also be charged for labor -- especially if the job takes more than one hour or takes more than their default number of waste removal professionals. Homeowners who pay for waste removal will:
Have all of their items sorted and delivered to a landfill or other proper delivery area.
Have their home, garage or landscape properly cleaned following the removal
Get a team that can easily remove all of the debris
It’s worth noting that:
Most junk removal services don’t take chemicals or hazardous products. You need to call your local garbage or waste collection company to address these.
If you have recyclable trash, save yourself some money and see whether a free hauling company will pick it up.
Take advantage of this service by getting everything out of your home at once.
JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE COST
How much does it cost to hire a junk removal service?
You may find yourself in need of a junk removal service if you are in the middle of house cleaning, remodeling, landscaping, hosting an event, or undertaking another activity that produces a high amount of debris. Junk removal services are a common alternative to renting a dumpster.
Junk removal services are typically one-time services used for hauling away household objects and materials: furniture, toys, TVs, small appliances, exercise equipment, bikes, lawnmowers, etc. However, some do also take yard debris and construction debris.
Junk removal differs from trash services in that trash removal is a scheduled service, usually weekly, for removing everyday garbage. It also differs from waste removal in that hazardous materials aren’t accepted: medical waste, animal waste, sewage, etc. In this guide, we assess the average cost of hiring a junk removal service.
Junk removal companies will usually haul your junk away in a large truck with a 10’ x 8’ container (80 sq. ft.).
Most charge based on the amount (or “volume”) of junk you need hauled away. Typical prices are as follows:
$70-$100 for a minimum load (<10 sq. ft.)
$90-$130 for ⅛ load (10 sq. ft.)
$130-$180 for ⅙ load (13.3 sq. ft.)
$240-$280 for ¼ - ⅓ load (20 - 26.6 sq. ft.)
$330-$360 for ⅜ - ½ load (30 - 40 sq. ft.)
$410-$450 for ⅝ - ¾ load (50 - 60 sq. ft.)
$490-$520 for ⅚ - ⅞ load (66.6 - 70 sq. ft.)
$550-$570 for a maximum load (80 sq. ft.)
Many companies also offer pricing based on the items you want hauled away. Average prices for common items are listed below:
Couch - $30-$99
Armchair - $30-$79
Table - $30-$59
Queen mattress - $30-$49
Patio set - $30-$69
Entertainment center - $30-$160
TV - $30-90
Computer - $30-$90
Dishwasher - $30-$90
Refrigerator - $30-$160
1 Large box of junk - $20-$90
Enhancement and improvement costs
Many companies will take certain appliances that contain freon 1: refrigerators, freezers, etc. They usually charge an extra fee per such item due to the dangerous nature of freon 1 disposal. Expect to pay around $35 per appliance that contains freon 1.
Bagster is an alternative junk removal service in which you buy bags that can be filled with debris, then picked up and removed by the Waste Management department. Accepted debris includes household junk, sod, dirt, concrete, rocks, and small construction debris. Bagsters generally hold loads of up to 3300 lbs and cost $30 each. Expect to pay $90-$110 per bag in pick-up fees.
Additional considerations and costs
You’ll sometimes need a permit to put your junk on a public street for pickup. Such permits cost an average of $40-$75. Fees can vary depending on your state, city, and/or county.
Remote delivery locations
You may be charged extra if your junk removal service has to drive especially far to pick up your junk. Count on an additional fee per mile - fees are wholly dependent on current gas prices.
The disposal of hazardous materials like chemicals, asbestos 2, pesticide, propane 3 tanks, etc. is prohibited by most standard junk removal services. You will be fined (up to $500) if the service discovers your junk includes banned materials. To arrange for safe disposal, contact your local Waste Management Department.
Most junk removal services cover landfill fees in their service price. Those that don’t cover the landfill fees will bill you for them after they’ve removed your junk. Typical landfill fees are $20-$50 per ton.
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HOW MUCH DOES MAID SERVICE/CLEANING COMPANY COST IN OMAHA?
The average maid service cost is $165, though homeowners could spend anywhere between $115 and $236 for their services. Typically, maid service charges are either by the hour or square footage. Per hour costs are between $25 and $35. Square footage charges depend on the size of your house. For example, an area less than 1,000 square feet averages $120 while 3,000 square feet or more could cost $140.
Some professional cleaning services may do a first-time cleaning by the square foot. This allows the maid service to determine how long it will take to clean your house and to get an idea of what special attention your house may require such as high ceiling fans, fragile antiques, etc. On average, the typical single family home costs $130. Maid service for apartments averages $100 and for businesses around $150.
How often you expect the maid service to come out can also affect your cost. Multiple visits may actually net you some savings. Savings can typically be about $5 to $10 per cleaning. You might be able to get a further discount by paying for multiple cleanings upfront or by signing a contract for long-term service. This winds up saving you anywhere from $50 to $200 in the long run.
Maid services can do a one-time cleaning as well. This can be useful for sprucing up your home for a holiday party, viewings by potential buyers or apartments after a tenant has moved out and before a new one comes in. For the typical home, this cost is normally around $200 to $300.
For an exact price, get in touch with several maid services.
How To Estimate The Cost Of Maid Service
Other factors come into play when paying for a maid service as well. These factors include the number of rooms to be cleaned, how many bathrooms there are, if you have particular needs for certain types of cleaning products, accessibility to rooms, and travel time to your home.
1. Determine how many rooms you want to clean.
Make a list of the rooms in your house you would like to have cleaned and consider how long it would take you to clean those rooms yourself. Although a maid service may be faster, it is a good way to get a general estimate of the time and cost of hiring someone else to clean for you. The more rooms you have, the more expensive the cost of cleaning services. If you do not have a home that gets dirty quickly, you could choose to have a certain number of rooms cleaned each visit and rotate every time. This way each room gets cleaned within a certain timeframe, and you can save a little on the cost as well.
2. Count the number of bedrooms.
By counting bedrooms, maid services can get an idea of the occupancy and usage of your home. Higher occupancy often means a bit more cleanup. A large house with only two bedrooms will generally not require as much work as a small house with four bedrooms. A bedroom may have specific cleaning needs as well. For example, a master bedroom may have a walk-in closet that requires vacuuming and dusting. A dresser overloaded with tiny photographs and other mementos will take more time to clean as well.
3. Count the number of bathrooms.
Bathrooms are perhaps the most involved rooms to clean. They also often use the harshest cleaners. Bathrooms require specific cleaners for specific tasks. For example, a toilet cleaner won't work well on a shower, and a shower cleaner won't work well on a toilet. The sink and vanity will require their own types of cleaners, and mirrors require yet another. Shower doors may need a cleaner specifically for removing hard water stains and soap residue. Floors will also need to be mopped with their own cleaners.
Naturally, the larger the bathroom, the more involved it will be to clean. A master bath might include: a large shower, a bathtub, his and her vanities, his and her sinks, large mirrors, multiple lighting fixtures, and accessories for the tub and/or shower. Some of these may include metallic finishes that require specific cleaners, such as brass or stainless steel. If your sink and tiles are marble, they will require special care because as hard as it is, marble is porous and scratches easily.
Because bathrooms are so demanding in their maintenance, there are some services that clean only bathrooms. A typical price for this service is about $25 per hour.
4. Decide between standard and eco-friendly cleaners.
Think about the products that you want to use in your home. Many people prefer environmentally-friendly, non-toxic products. If this is what you want, you need to be clear about this from the start. Most house cleaners will ask you to supply your own cleaning products or pay for theirs. So if you have specific product needs, it could factor into the price. To see what sort of cost difference there is, compare the common products below:
Window cleaner (32 oz.)
Standard brands such as Windex -- about $3
"Green" brands such as Green Works -- $5.50 to $8
Carpet spot cleaner (22 oz.)
Standard brands such as Spot Shot -- $4
"Green" brands such as Simple Green -- $5
Floor cleaner (144 oz.)
Standard brands such as Pine-Sol -- $14
"Green" brands such as Simple Green -- about $20
Standard brands such as Dawn (24 oz) -- $2
"Green" brands such as Green Works (22 oz) -- $3
As you can see, eco-friendly cleaners cost more. If you want to ensure that only "green" products are used, you should supply them.
5. List any special circumstances such as allergies, antiques, and pets.
Do you have:
Valuable antiques in your home?
High ceilings and require a ladder to dust the ceiling fan?
A cat that is never allowed in the bedroom or a dog that sheds on everything?
Some house cleaners will have things they do not do or charge extra for, so it is best to set appropriate expectations.
Allergies and chemical sensitiveness can also cost you a bit more. Some cleaners, such as "Fabuloso," have a very strong scent that some people find too strong. Bleaches and other common cleaners can also prove to be a bit pungent. While many "green" cleaners don't have scents, dyes or perfumes, they do cost a bit more and you may be required to supply them.
Standard vacuum cleaner bags actually let some dust escape. For most people this isn't a problem, but a person with a severe allergy might require special vacuum cleaner bags to be used. There are too many factors to determine how much this will raise your cost (if at all, as some maid services use only "green" or anti-allergen products). However, to give you an idea:
A 12-pack of regular vacuum cleaner bags costs about $4
An allergen-reducing pack of 3 costs about $7
That's about 33 cents a bag versus about $2.50 a bag.
If you have pets, you will need to let the maid service know. Dogs, in particular, can get very protective of their homes and may need to be confined. Cats are not so much an injury concern as they are an escape concern. If you have a hand-trained bird that does just fine outside of his or her cage, be sure to put them in their cages for their own safety. The presence of pets can also affect your cost if they shed a lot. Depending on the fabrics used on your furniture, pet hair can be very difficult to remove. If your pet has free run of the house, this factor could be present in almost every room.
6. Determine if you have areas that are difficult to access.
If there are parts of your home that are more difficult to access, such as very high ceilings, windows or shelving, your house cleaning service may have an extra charge associated with anything that involves the use of a ladder or difficult-to-access places.
Tall ceilings usually have ceiling fans suspended from them that require a ladder to get up to even if a wand is used. Often a home with high ceilings also has tall or high windows and high shelving. This is not only a bit of extra work to get the ladder in, set up, and back out again, it's also a safety hazard. A maid service will most likely have to use your ladder, and if it isn't in good shape, you could be held liable for injuries. (OSHA has an entire section dedicated just to ladders.)
Multi-story homes require moving heavier household equipment such as vacuum cleaners up flights of stairs. Also, cleaning rails and balustrades can incur an extra cost as does the task of vacuuming the stairs themselves.
Some maid services will charge a trip fee if your home is outside of their service area. If you want to avoid this, look for maid services that are in your general vicinity. How much this charge is varies widely and can be influenced by such factors as the remoteness of your home, the workload on the maid service, and the cost of gas. Be sure to check what their service area is and shop around. One maid service may have more calls than they can handle and may charge more while another who needs the work might offer a lower trip fee in order to get the business.
To ensure the best service & price, contact 1-3 maid services.
INDEPENDENT OPERATORS VS. COMPANIES
There are many maid services to choose from. They range from individual people looking for extra income to full-fledged corporations with nationwide services. Which one you choose depends entirely on your personal preferences.
Independent operators often charge less, sometimes as little as $10 an hour. As independents, you can sometimes negotiate an acceptable rate. Few, if any, will require a contract, and changes to your cleaning schedule are usually not a problem. Many can provide references to attest to the quality of their work and to their personal integrity and honesty. There are websites where individual maids can advertise their services and list their qualifications and specialties.
Maid service companies are bonded, licensed and insured, but they usually cost more, around $25 to $35 an hour. Many require contracts and may or may not be able to accommodate last-minute schedule changes. However, maid service companies have better dependability. If the maid who cleans your house is out sick, they can call in another employee who will have the same qualifications as your regular maid. As with any service, get references regardless of if you're considering a company or an individual and check HomeAdvisor reviews as well as anywhere else you can find them. Three to five should be enough to give you an idea of what level of service to expect.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A MAID SERVICE
A maid service can be expected to come to your house and clean. But what does that entail? The standard maid services include:
Vacuuming your floors, but may or may not include polishing them if needed
Dusting surfaces, but if you have antiques or other such items to be cleaned, it may cost you more depending on how fragile they are or if special cleaners must be used.
Scrubbing floors, sinks, and countertops, but if you have old or damaged grout, all a maid can do is clean it.
Some maid services offer other tasks as part of their regular service that most do not. For example, some may load your dishwasher and/or change bed linens. While most maid services will clean your stovetop, some will include cleaning the inside of the oven as well. Some maid services will clean the inside of most standard windows, but the outside is either an extra charge or not covered at all. In fact, most maid services do not cover exterior cleaning. Some will also take the trash out, but don't assume this.
There are things that the vast majority of maid cleaning services do not do. Most will not:
Do the dishes.
Do your laundry.
Wash walls unless it has been agreed upon, and will carry an extra charge. Mini-blinds can also carry an extra charge.
Finally, a maid will not pick up after you. There is a joke about having to clean up before the maid arrives, but there is a reality behind it. If your floor is cluttered with scattered toys, books, games and so forth, she can't vacuum it. An individual who is charging by the hour might do it, but it's going to end up costing you more. However, very few people want to be responsible for breaking someone else's belongings, so it will be seen as your responsibility to pick them up.
While most maid services will need to see what needs cleaning before giving you a quote, here are a few examples prices for many common tasks and some extras:
900 sq. ft. 2-bedroom apartment, 5 rooms
One-time cleaning - $70-$200
Bi-weekly cleaning - $60-$125
1300 sq. ft. single-story home, 7 rooms
One-time cleaning - $90-$300
Bi-weekly cleaning - $80-$150
2200 sq. ft. two-story 3-bedroom home, 9 rooms
One-time cleaning - $150-$400
Bi-weekly cleaning - $100-$180
Window cleaning, interior (exterior if safely possible) - $20-$70
Refrigerator cleaning (including removing and replacing items) - $30
Oven cleaning - $25-$30
Move-In/Move-Out - $190-$330
WHOLE HOUSE CLEANING
Whole house cleaning is a service that goes above and beyond simply dusting, vacuuming and scrubbing. Whole house cleaning includes cleaning lighting fixtures, switches, outlets, baseboards, air ducts, tiles, grout, upholstery, carpet cleaning, trim, crown molding and a whole slew of services dedicated to giving your house a deep cleaning. Unlike a typical maid service, a whole house cleaning includes moving furniture to get at the area underneath and behind it.
This kind of service is normally used to prepare a home for viewing by potential buyers, post-construction clean-up, or for cleaning up extreme cases such as might be seen with a "hoarder." It is a very involved service and can cost a bit. Whole house cleaning services are normally done on a one-time basis. The cost of having a whole house cleaning ranges from a couple of hundred dollars to a few thousand. Factors that influence this cost include:
Square footage of the house -- A larger house will involve more work. There will be more air ducting, more windows, more walls, more floor space, etc.
Stories -- A multi-story house will require moving heavy equipment up and down stairs. Just as with a regular maid service, this will normally cost more.
Tall ceilings -- Ceilings do collect dust and cobwebs, and lighting fixtures and ceiling fans will need to be cleaned. With tall ceilings, this involves the extra risk of working on a ladder.
Furniture -- Some maid services will vacuum the upholstery, but a whole house cleaning also includes deodorizing the furniture and making it presentable.
Carpets -- Maid services will vacuum your carpets. If you need a deep cleaning, however, whole house cleaning involves shampooing and extraction. This is particularly important if you want to show your house for sale but have pets.
Naturally, a whole house cleaning will cost more than the typical maid service. As a baseline idea of what to expect to pay, here is an example of some prices for a deep cleaning based on rooms. Remember that the prices reflect an average and could change depending on the size of the room, fixtures, appliances, etc.:
Kitchen -- $75 or more
Full Bath -- $45 or more
Half Bath -- $15 or more
Bedroom -- $30 average
Living Room -- $30 average
Dining Room -- $30 average
Other Common Rooms -- $30 average
Home Office -- $15 average
Halls/Stairs -- $30 average
Carpet Cleaning -- $75-$200 for whole house, or $0.25-$0.50 per square foot
Furniture -- Remove stains and odors - $50-$100
Windows -- Normal windows can cost $5 per window, $3 per screen.
Polishing or Waxing -- Average $0.25-$0.50 per square foot. Some companies may have a minimum for this depending on the size of the house.
To know what you'll pay per visit, have a maid service inspect your home.
Should You Hire a Weekly or Monthly Housekeeper or Maid Service?
How often you have a maid service come to your house depends on your needs and your schedule. You might need just a little help staying on top of things, such as if you are elderly or handicapped, or you might need a lot of help because of your busy schedule or because you entertain a lot. Here is an idea of what the various schedules for housekeepers are:
Weekly -- A weekly cleaning is ideal for those with busy lives and lots of social obligations. For these people, even a simple wiping down of kitchen counters and vacuuming can put a crimp in their overloaded schedules. Even those who work at home can find themselves without the time to do much beyond the bare necessities depending on the nature of the work.
Bi-weekly -- As a general upkeep type of service, this is the most popular schedule for many homes. It's ideal for someone who is busy, but not overloaded with work or social commitments.
Monthly -- A once-a-month thorough cleaning provides a good, regular service for your home. While it can be more costly than the previous two options because of the workload involved, it's also often enough for people who don't entertain a lot and who may not have particularly loaded schedules.
Normally, the more often a maid service comes out to your house, the less it will cost you per visit. With such a routine schedule, the maid service will most likely have the cleaning supplies you need so that you don't have to buy them (unless you require certain products due to allergies, environmental concerns, etc.).
Weekly and bi-weekly visits are not only more cost effective, they're also healthier. A routine cleaning of your home reduces allergens, bacteria, and other health concerns for your family. A weekly visit can save $5 to $10 per visit on maid services like Merry Maids costs, not including what you'll save if you don't have to buy your own cleaning products.
Which maid service you choose, company or individual, what level of service you choose, and how frequently you have the maid service come out will entirely depend on your needs and budget. Some people only have certain heavily used rooms cleaned regularly, which saves quite a bit, while others may need their entire house cleaned only once in awhile. Whichever you choose, be sure to have the maid service come out and look at your house, and let them know every special requirement your home may have, from delicate collectibles to potentially difficult-to-reach areas. This way, they can give you the most accurate estimate for your home.
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