What Is The Cost To Move in St. Paul, MN

When it comes to saving money on a move, comparing all the options is the best way to keep costs low.

Here are the 3 primary options when moving locally in St. Paul.

Below we lay out the cost for each of these local moving options.

If you're coming from outside the greater St. Paul area, check these popular routes for moving to St. Paul and use the long distance move calculator to estimate costs.

Average cost to hire a moving company in St. Paul, MN

Hiring a full-service moving company is definitely the most convenient option, but you should consider the cost to decide whether hiring a company to do all the heavy lifting is worth it or not.

So let's examine exactly how much the average St. Paul moving company is going to charge.

Home Size Avg. Total Cost # of Movers # Hours Cost/hour
Studio $383 2 movers 3 hours $140
1 Bedroom $523 2 movers 4 hours $140
2 Bedroom $831 3 movers 5 hours $196
3 Bedroom $1,887 4 movers 8 hours $274
4 Bedroom $2,161 4 movers 9 hours $274
5+ Bedroom $3,315 5 movers 10 hours $384

Remember, these are just averages meant to give you a general idea on move pricing. Rates can vary depending on the moving company you choose to hire and the specific needs of your move.

Ask your mover

  • Places like high-rises and managed apartments will often require a copy of your mover's insurance and elevator reservation on moving day.
  • Check ahead with any neighborhood, community, or HOA rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Construction or commercial vehicles with special permits may park in a metered space without payment between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Those without a permanent special permit are subject to ticketing if the meter has expired. Commercial Vehicle Permits are issued by license inspectors, are numbered, and expire one year after issuance. This placard shall be placed between the driver’s side dashboard and windshield ensuring that the entire placard is visible through the windshield.
  • To operate legally within the state, Minnesota household goods movers must have a current permit from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Before being granted operating authority, each moving company must file a public tariff, provide proof of insurance and submit a Certificate of Compliance to MnDOT.
  • In addition to filing an application for operating authority, all applicants for motor carrier, freight forwarder, and broker authorities must have specific insurance and legal process agent documents on file before the FMCSA will issue the authorities. The required filings vary, based on the types of registrations involved. Below is a list of pre-registration forms, followed by an explanation of which types of registrants are subject to filing those forms. Please note that first-time applicants with FMCSA must apply using the Unified Registration System (URS) as of December 12, 2015. Existing registration- or authority-holders may apply for authorities using the OP-series forms until a later date. On January 17, 2017, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice with more details on the suspension of the URS effectiveness date. Liability and cargo insurance forms must be submitted directly (online) by the home office of the insurance company furnishing the coverage. The FMCSA does not furnish copies of insurance forms.

Work with your movers to ensure all these items are taken care of before moving day.

Average cost to rent a moving truck in St. Paul, MN

You'll definitely have to break a sweat, but moving truck rentals in St. Paul will absolutely be easier on your wallet.

Here's how the costs break down:

  • Base Cost: $19 - $39 per day
  • Mileage Fee: $0.59 - $0.79 per mile
  • Fuel Cost: Dependent on driving distance.
  • Truck Coverage: $20 - $55 based on coverage level
  • Parking Permit (if necessary): Construction or commercial vehicles with special permits may park in a metered space without payment between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Those without a permanent special permit are subject to ticketing if the meter has expired. Commercial Vehicle Permits are issued by license inspectors, are numbered, and expire one year after issuance. This placard shall be placed between the driver’s side dashboard and windshield ensuring that the entire placard is visible through the windshield.
  • Equipment Costs (optional): Dolly, straps, blankets

The total cost to rent a truck will depend on how far a distance you drive the truck, how many days you have the truck rented and a number of additional costs like insurance, parking, moving equipment rentals and more.

Average cost to rent a moving container in St. Paul, MN

The containers are delivered, you load everything into them, the company picks it up, and it gets put in storage until you're ready for everything to be delivered to your new place.

Naturally, the advantage here is storage. These things will buy you time if you end up with a weird gap between leases.

Here's roughly what it's gonna cost:

  • Storage Fee: $69.95 per 30 days
  • Damage Coverage: $10 - $350 based on coverage level
  • Parking Permit (if necessary): Construction or commercial vehicles with special permits may park in a metered space without payment between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Those without a permanent special permit are subject to ticketing if the meter has expired. Commercial Vehicle Permits are issued by license inspectors, are numbered, and expire one year after issuance. This placard shall be placed between the driver’s side dashboard and windshield ensuring that the entire placard is visible through the windshield.
  • Door Lock (if necessary): $10 - $15
  • Equipment Costs (if necessary): Dolly, straps, blankets (optional)

So, storing everything in a one-bedroom will end up costing somewhere around $80 - $460 door to door. Still, you might want to factor in a little extra in case you end up paying for labor.

Each large container holds about 3 rooms until it's completely full. You might end up needing more containers, but keep in mind that your cost will essentially double with each container you add.

Where to rent a moving container in St. Paul, MN

Learn more about these types of companies at our best moving container companies page.

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