If you know the estimated weight of possessions you have to be moved, most moving companies can offer you a free, over-the-phone estimate of your moving expenses. If you don’t know the estimated weight of your items, the moving company can help you figure that out, too, based on the number of rooms you have and the type of possessions in each. They’ll also help you identify if you have any special items requiring special handling such as pianos or antiques. The company can then quote you a price for the whole move, from packing to unpacking, or just a portion of their services, depending on your needs. When comparing these costs between companies, however, be sure to find out exactly what is included in the estimate. Don’t judge the moving companies on the price alone; also consider which company is the most cost-effective for your move. Call a local moving company to find out more about what kind of information they can offer you over the phone.